Team Bath name starting XV for big BUCS Super Rugby season opener against Cardiff – watch for free at the STV!
The Freshers’ Week fixture against Cardiff kicks off at 6.30pm at the Team Bath Sports Training Village and is free to watch – simply head through the STV to the Sports Café balcony for a fantastic view of the action. There will be a drinks stand and pre-match music.
Flanker Tom Williams and centre Alfie Garside are co-captains of Team Bath, who are sponsored by Bath Building Society. Here they share their thoughts on the season ahead and their hopes of seeing a big crowd at the STV for the opening fixture…
Team Bath starting XV: 1 Scott Kirk, 2 George Studdard, 3 Josh Cilia, 4 Eddie Erskine, 5 Haydn Barnes, 6 Tom Berry, 7 Tom Williams (c), 8 George Doel; 9 Archie Friend, 10 Freddie Longley, 11 Byron Gilmour, 12 Ethan Hawtin, 13 Alfie Garside (c), 14 James Pavey, 15 Luca Mignot. Replacements: 16 Max Pearce, 17 Zak Giannini, 18 Archie Griffin, 19 Emyr Jones, 20 Lachlan McGrigor, 21 Elis Horgan, 22 Jamie Murray, 23 Sam Mercer.
Cardiff starting XV: 1 Ed Thompson, 2 Ben Chapman, 3 Adam Williams, 4 Ethan Phillips, 5 Alex Ashton, 6 Greg Ramage, 7 Gwilym Evans, 8 George Shaw; 9 Joshua Thomas, 10 Ed Dunford, 11 Rhydian Williams, 12 Oscar van Deventer, 13 Luke Pollock, 14 Luke Bray, 15 Felix Gilbert. Replacements: 16 Lewys Williams, 17 Theo Bevacoua, 18 Archie Callaghan, 19 Billy Moxey, 20 James Roberts, 21 Dai Jones, 22 Cam Scott, 23 Max Ashton.
Referee: Iain Kiy.
Assistant referees: Ben Simpson, Dave Philpot.