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Team Bath suffer defeat at the hands of Exeter

01 December 2022

Team Bath men’s 1st XV travelled to Exeter yesterday (30th November) as their unbeaten BUCS Super Rugby away record faced a traditionally tough challenge in the BUCS Super Rugby South-West derby against Exeter University. The Bath Building Society-sponsored side had won all three of their matches on the road this season and were sitting joint top of the table after a four-game unbeaten run. The first half, which saw Exeter strike first, was fairly evenly matched, with both sides...

Team Bath put unbeaten away record to the test as they head to Exeter for BUCS Super Rugby South West derby

29 November 2022

Team Bath men’s 1st XV head down the M5 to Exeter on Wednesday (2pm) as their unbeaten BUCS Super Rugby away record faces a traditionally tough challenge. The Bath Building Society-sponsored side have won all three of their matches on the road this season and sit joint top of the table after a four-game unbeaten run. Exeter have proven difficult opponents over the years, though, and forwards coach Mark Lilley said: “Exeter are always tough,...

Marcus Wyatt’s first World Cup gold leads fantastic five-medal haul for British Bobsleigh and Skeleton sliders at Whistler season opener

27 November 2022

University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes won gold, three silver and bronze during a stunning start to the 2022-23 IBSF World Cup season in Whistler, Canada. Marcus Wyatt (pictured top left) claimed his first World Cup win in the men’s skeleton race on Thursday, his combined time of 1:45.44 for two runs pipping South Korea's Jung Seung-gi by one-hundredth of a second, and was joined on the podium by team-mate Matt...

Jasper Spandler hat-trick tees Team Bath up for bonus-point victory over Swansea to extend BUCS Super Rugby winning run

23 November 2022

A first-half hat-trick from England U20 hooker Jasper Spandler set Team Bath on their way to a hard-earned 24-7 victory over Swansea as they extended their BUCS Super Rugby winning run to four games. Replacement Haydn Barnes added a late try to secure a bonus point for the Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV on a cold, windy night at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. All four tries came from lineouts and Mark Lilley,...

Twelve medals and host of PBs help University of Bath student-swimmers finish third overall at BUCS Short Course Champs

23 November 2022

University of Bath student-swimmers won 12 medals, including gold for GB international Jono Adam, when they competed at the BUCS Short Course Championships 2022-23 in Sheffield over the weekend. Those medals and a host of personal bests helped Bath finish third in the overall standings, as well as third in the men’s competition and fourth in the women’s. Mark Skimming, Head of Swimming at the University, said: “There were very pleasing swims over the weekend...

Team Bath bidding to extend BUCS Super Rugby winning run as they welcome Swansea to Sports Training Village

23 November 2022

In-form Team Bath are bidding to extend their BUCS Super Rugby winning run to four games when they welcome Swansea to the Sports Training Village on Wednesday (6.30pm kick-off, free to watch). Their last home match at the University of Bath saw the Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV earn a nail-biting 36-35 win over table-topping Loughborough, a result they built on with last week’s 28-10 victory at Nottingham. With a number of Bath Rugby...

Former Super League player Chani Wopara returns to Team Bath Netball as new Assistant Coach as 2023 season preparations continue

22 November 2022

Former Team Bath Netball defender Chani Wopara says she is relishing working with a youthful squad eager to learn and improve after returning to the club as Assistant Super League Coach for the 2023 season. Wopara, who first joined the club at NPL age-group level in 2005, represented the Blue & Gold during the 2012 Super League campaign and helped them reach the semi-finals. Among her team-mates that year was Kadeen Corbin, who has also...

Team Bath join forces with LEAP Academy to provide online health and fitness qualifications at discounted rate

21 November 2022

The Team Bath Vocational & Applied Skills Team (VAST) has teamed up with online training provider LEAP Academy to offer students and the wider University of Bath community the chance to gain health and fitness qualifications. Level 2 Gym Instructing Certificate, Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma, and Level 4 Advanced Sports Nutrition Certificate are among the vocational courses on offer at a 30 per cent discounted rate through the new partnership. Miles...

Golden hat-trick among medal haul for University of Bath-based GB wheelchair fencers at IWASF World Cup in Hungary

20 November 2022

GB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath warmed up for next week’s European Championships by winning five medals, three of them gold, at the IWAS Fencing World Cup in Eger, Hungary. Paralympic champion Piers Gilliver added two more titles to his growing collection by winning the Category A epee and sabre events. He beat training partner and fellow Tokyo 2020 medallist Oliver Lam-Watson 15-8 in the last 16 on his way to...

VIDEO: Team Bath men’s 1st XV maintain momentum by grinding out bonus-point BUCS Super Rugby win in Nottingham

16 November 2022

Team Bath made it five wins from seven BUCS Super Rugby games this season as they ground out a 28-10 win at league newcomers Nottingham on Wednesday. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors – high on confidence after impressive wins against Durham and Loughborough – got off to a flying start, forcing a penalty inside the opening couple of minutes which they kicked to touch before unleashing their lineout drive to score the opening try through...

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