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A message from Club Captain, Charlie Ewels

29 March 2020

Dear supporter,

As Captain of our Club, I would like to reassure you that we wish to work with, and support our Club through this extremely challenging time so we can get back to where we all want to be, playing rugby at the Rec again.  

Everyone at Bath Rugby is committed to working through this together, and the players within the squad that I am fortunate enough to serve as Captain are no different. We play rugby for a living and we understand that if we are not playing games, then there is no money coming in. It is a difficult time for everyone at the Club, however, we are all on this journey together.

We as players understand everything happening across the globe is having a huge impact, and that impact is reaching far beyond us. I can say that I 100% support the principle of the pay cuts, as do the majority of players at the Club, believing they are what is right to guide the Club through this tough period.

Like players at all other Clubs, we have been guided by the advice of our union the RPA during this hugely uncertain time. We are seeking answers to some specific questions regarding players on lower salaries and players coming to the end of their contracts. However, we are discussing these questions openly and transparently with Stuart and Tarquin and I know we will find the right answers in due course. We will do what is right for the future of our people, our Club and our game.

I'd like to close by thanking you all for your continued support,

Charlie Ewels, Club Captain

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