Bath Rugby Academy set for London Irish Academy clash

20 January 2017

After an impressive 41-38 victory against West Country rivals Gloucester Academy last weekend, Bath Rugby Academy host London Irish Academy tomorrow at Downside School, kick-off 14:00.

After a two-try performance against Gloucester Academy, Tom de Glanville will be looking to pull the strings once again at fly-half, where he will be joined by Ed Rimmer, who completes the half back pairing.

The wing positions will be occupied by Oran McNulty and Ethan Hutt, with Tom Elder-Flachi and Will Butt the driving forces in the midfield. Will Partington, who contributed 11 of the points from the boot a week ago, takes his place at fullback for Blue, Black and White.

Arthur Cordwell, Gabriel Oghre and captain Kieran Verden make up the front row, with Rhys Davies and Tom Jeanes starting in the second row positions.

Like de Glanville, Harry Short returns to the side at openside flanker after scoring two tries against against the Cherry and Whites, with James Reed and George Hobbs completing the starting XV.

Bath Rugby Academy team to face London Irish Academy

15. Will Partington

14. Ethan Hutt

13. Will Butt

12. Tom Elder-Flachi

11. Oran McNulty

10. Tom de Glanville

9. Ed Rimmer

1. Arthur Cordwell

2. Gabriel Oghre

3. Kieran Verdan (capt)

4. Rhys Davies

5. Tom Jeanes

6. James Reed

7. Harry Short

8. George Hobbs



16. Sam Elrick

17. Toby Thurston

18. Simone Elrick

19. Tom Boxer

20. Connor Beer

21. Cameron Brown

22. Al MacKenzie

23. Luke Mehson

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