Men’s 1st XV want plenty of home support tonight as they bid for place in BUCS Super Rugby national final
The University of Bath men’s 1st XV are hoping for a bumper crowd to get behind them when they take on Cardiff Met tonight (Wednesday, 7pm) for a place at Twickenham in the BUCS Super Rugby national final.
Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, have home advantage in the semi-final which is being played at the University of Bath Sports Training Village with free entry to spectators.
Captain Will Britton said: “Home advantage is massively important. The fans here have been great all season, their support means everything to us, and it would be great to see a full house against Met.”
There are just two changes to the Bath XV that started last week’s outstanding 43-29 quarter-final victory at Northumbria, with Austin Hay returning at tighthead prop and Derryn Jones joining Britton in the second row.
Don’t forget, entry is free for tonight’s semi-final so come and cheer the boys in Blue and Gold!
.@UOBathRugby are hoping for a bumper home crowd when they take on Cardiff Met tomorrow for a place in the #BUCSSuperRugby national final at #Twickenham – 7pm kick-off at the @UniofBath STV, free entry, don’t miss it! pic.twitter.com/U64WBGdeup
— Team Bath (@TeamBath) April 3, 2018
University of Bath: 15 Will Partington, 14 Harry Close, 13 Will Hughes, 12 Craig Duncan, 11 Levi Davis, 10 Will Flinn, 9 Luca Petrozzi; 1 Jake Buckingham, 2 Tom Doughty, 3 Austin Hay, 4 Will Britton (c), 5 Derryn Jones, 6 Jack Davies, 7 Chris Barry, 8 James Catlin. Replacements: 16 James Hadfield, 17 Arthur Cordwell, 18 Bradley Packham, 19 Rhys Davies, 20 Mike Snook, 21 Alex Burrage, 22 Charlie Dunbar.
Cardiff Met: 15 George Simpson, 14 Jordan Roberts, 13 Luke Northmore, 12 Tom Morgan, 11 Max Llewellyn, 10 Harry Johnston, 9 Ben Williams; 1 Sam Cochrane, 2 Jack Samuel, 3 Harry Seward, 4 Alex Dombrandt, 5 Edoardo Balocco, 6 Harvey Scott, 7 Dawid Rubasniak, 8 Aled Evans (c). Replacements: 16 Jack Fielding, 17 Dan Kenett, 18 Harri Dobbs, 19 Jac Arthur, 20 Aled Ward, 21 Matt Marsh, 22 Corey Whane.
Referee: Neil Chivers.
Assistant referees: Adam Wookey, Charlie Gayther.