News Archive, Category: Rugby

Join thousands of fans at The Rec tonight to cheer on Team Bath against Cardiff in Rengen-sponsored Anniversary Game

16 October 2019

The biggest night of the University of Bath student sporting calendar is here – the annual Anniversary Game BUCS Super Rugby match at The Rec. Nearly 4,000 spectators have already registered for free tickets for the eagerly-awaited Rengen-sponsored game, which this year will see the Team Bath men’s 1st XV take on Cardiff University at the iconic city-centre home of Bath Rugby. Doors open at 5.30pm and kick-off is 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend...

Top-ten finish at Triathlon World Championships gives Mia Hawkins the perfect platform for return to Bath for study and training

13 October 2019

University of Bath student Mia Hawkins has returned to training with British Triathlon’s Bath National Performance Centre on the back on an excellent top-ten finish at the 2019 Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland. Hawkins – whose trip to Lausanne was part funded by the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund – was the top Brit in the 20-24 Female AG Sprint category which involved a 750m swim in the lake, a 20km bike ride and a...

(From left) Matt Bendin, Aaron James, Iestyn Lewis of Rengen, Stephen Baddeley, Jordan Martin, Ed RImmer and Chris Barry at The Rec ahead of the 2019 Anniversary Game

“Bring the noise” – spectators urged to pack The Rec and enjoy free BUCS Super Rugby as Anniversary Game returns to city centre

11 October 2019

Team Bath players and coaches are encouraging people to come and enjoy some free rugby at The Rec on Wednesday (October 16) as the annual student showpiece match returns to the iconic city-centre home of Bath Rugby. This year’s edition of the Rengen-sponsored Anniversary Game will see the University of Bath men’s 1st XV take on Welsh rivals Cardiff University in a crunch BUCS Super Rugby contest (6.30pm kick-off). Entry is free and you can...

Swansea’s second-half fightback leaves Team Bath waiting for first BUCS Super Rugby win of 2019-20 season

10 October 2019

Team Bath will be looking to get a first BUCS Super Rugby win of the season under their belts in next week’s Anniversary Game at The Rec after suffering more frustration on the road at Swansea on Wednesday. The visitors – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – got off to a strong start, grabbing their first try with less than two minutes on the clock and scoring three more to secure a bonus point and...

League newcomers Swansea are next test for Team Bath ahead of big BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game at The Rec

09 October 2019

Team Bath make their first-ever BUCS Super Rugby visit to Swansea University tonight (Wednesday) for the first match in their double header against Welsh opposition. Swansea have been promoted to the top flight of student rugby this season and recorded their first victory when they beat Loughborough 29-13. Team Bath – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – have lost their opening two matches on the road and are keen to get a victory under their...

Team Bath defeated by Durham but BUCS Super Rugby co-captains take positives from improved display

05 October 2019

Co-captains Jordan Martin and Ed Rimmer say there were plenty of positives to take from Friday’s 25-18 defeat for Team Bath against Durham in BUCS Super Rugby. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – applied plenty of pressure in the closing stages at Rosslyn Park in London but weren’t quite able to force the try which would have given them a chance to come away with a draw. Martin said: “The...

Playing in front of big Rosslyn Park crowd is perfect prep for Anniversary Game

04 October 2019

University of Bath rugby head coach, Aaron James, says the coaching team has prepared the BUCS Super Rugby side just like for any other match this season despite tonight’s fixture against Durham set to take place in front of a big crowd at Rosslyn Park. That coaching team of Lewis Messer and Nathan Catt have worked the squad, sponsored by Fulikers Bailey Russell, hard this week.  James said: “We’re a bit disappointed on reflection as...

Four-try bonus point gives Team Bath some reward for battling performance at Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby opener

25 September 2019

Team Bath men’s 1st XV may have lost 44-26 to Exeter University in their opening BUCS Super Rugby match of the 2019-20 season but they had the consolation of picking up a deserved four-try bonus point in a high-scoring fixture. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell, held a narrow 12-10 lead at the end of a closely-fought first period but Exeter – last season’s table-toppers – were able to pull away in...

Familiar faces and new names in Team Bath starting XV for BUCS Super Rugby derby day opener at Exeter University

25 September 2019

The first Team Bath men’s starting XV for the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season has been named ahead of this afternoon’s big South West derby at Exeter University (2pm). Paul Altier, who was instrumental in Hong Kong’s success at the Asia Rugby Championship this summer, starts at full-back while compatriot Alex Nisbet partners Miles Gilbert at centre. Liam McStay and Cal Barrett start on the wings and co-captain Ed Rimmer is joined by Benn Morris...

VIDEO: Top four is the target as Team Bath return to BUCS Super Rugby action with opening-day derby at Exeter

22 September 2019

A new-look Team Bath men’s 1st XV are targeting another top-four finish as they prepare to kick-off the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season. The Blue & Gold, who are sponsored by Bristol-based construction firm Fulkers Bailey Russell, start their fourth national league campaign with a South West derby at Exeter University on Wednesday (2pm). Exeter topped the final table last season but were beaten home and away by Team Bath, whose third-placed finish overall was...

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