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Bath Academy braced for Harlequins Academy test

6 January 2017

Bath Academy will travel to Surrey Sports Park to play their second game of the season against Harlequins Academy tomorrow, kick-off 1:30.

The U18 side put in a spirited display against derby rivals Bristol Rugby to draw the opening fixture of the campaign 22-22. The Blue, Black and Whites were trailing 22-12 with just 15 minutes to go, but a converted try and a penalty from fullback Will Partington meant that Bath were not left empty handed at the final whistle.

Harlequins will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce after beating London Irish Academy 31-20, but after a strong second half performance against Bristol, Bath will be determined to ensure the points come back to the West Country tomorrow afternoon.

Bath Rugby’s Academy Manager, Andy Rock said: “We are looking forward to a different challenge against Harlequins this week, and it will be great to see how the players have been able to learn from their reflections on our performance last week.

"The players have shown some great awareness of the areas in the game that they'd like to improve, but Harlequins will really challenge us and it will be interesting to see how we adapt under pressure." 

Bath Academy team to face Harlequins Academy

15. Will Partington

14. Miles Gilbert

13. Will Butt

12. Tom Elder-Flachi

11. Callum MacTaggert

10. Al MacKenzie

9. Ed Rimmer

1. George Bamsey

2. Jack Burnett

3. Kieran Verden

4. Tom Jeanes

5. Oli Cattell

6. Rhys Davies

7. Harry Short

8. George Hobbs

Replacements

16. Sam Elrick

17. Toby Thurston

18. Simone Elrick

19. Tom Boxer

20. Dan Curry

21. Cameron Brown

22. Carl Morgan

23. Luke Mehson

 

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