A Message to the Supporters from Stuart Hooper

18 January 2015

Reflecting on what has been a memorable day for the Club, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank all our supporters who made the trip over to Toulouse for the match.

As a squad, we've been humbled by the amount of Bath Rugby supporters who've spent their hard-earned money to fly out to France to cheer us on. It's what makes winning against as great a side as Toulouse even more special.

This morning we took a walk around the city and were just astonished at how many blue, black and white shirts we saw. It makes the challenge of taking to the field that much easier when you see something like that, and I think it showed in the way we played today.

The full extent of how many Bath supporters made the trip to Toulouse only became apparent after the match had finished. When most of the home supporters had filtered out of the Stade Ernest Wallon, we were greeted by the amazing sight of hundreds and hundreds of our very own supporters.

As a team, we took great pleasure in going around and speaking to them all. As much as they enjoyed cheering us on for the win, we got a real buzz from hearing what they had to say and how much they are behind the Club.

That's why I wanted to say thank you to you all: you've made this season so far truly special, and we can't wait to see you all next weekend at the Rec. 

- Stuart Hooper, Club Captain

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