Men’s 1st XV want plenty of home support tonight as they bid for place in BUCS Super Rugby national final

04 April 2018

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!

Tonight’s teams

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.

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