Team Bath men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action for the first time in 2020 when they travel to old rivals Loughborough tonight (7pm).
The boys in Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – will be keen to start the new year on a positive note after a disappointing run of results before Christmas.
A number of the starting XV for the visitors have represented Bath Rugby United in the Premiership Rugby Shield during the past month, including co-captains Ed Rimmer and Jordan Martin.
Team Bath starting XV: 15 Paul Altier, 14 Cal Barrett, 13 Alex Nisbet, 12 Will Butt, 11 Sam Kennaugh, 10 Tom Pittman, 9 Ed Rimmer (cc); 1 Tom Rowland, 2 Rory Mead, 3 Will French, 4 Edoardo Balocco, 5 Elliot Berryman, 6 Jordan Martin (cc), 7 Tom Williams, 8 Ed Ashcroft. Replacements: 16 Caley Gray, 17 Arthur Cordwell, 18 Harry Sturge, 19 George Malone, 20 John Smith, 21 Ioan Lewis, 22 Rory Kennedy, 23 Alex Varney.