Huboo Match Preview: Newcastle Falcons (H - R14)

26 December 2022

There’s no place like home.

Bath Rugby end the calendar year at home, at The Rec, against Newcastle Falcons and one of the club’s homegrown, most-appreciated and much loved players is staying ‘home’ for a few more years.

Tom Dunn bleeds Blue, Black and White. He loves Bath Rugby, he loves the city, he loves the people. That is why he has committed his future to his boyhood team. 

It would be weird to think of Dunn in another jersey, representing another team and he very much feels the same as he looks forward to a fruitful future with the club.

“Why would I want to go anywhere else?” he said. 

“This is my home. The club has been good to me and I love representing a place that means a lot to me and my family.

“I would be lying if I said the past decade has been plain sailing, it hasn’t. There have been some really tough moments, but at the end of the day the love for the club and the city is still there. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. 

“We have a good thing going at the moment. We are taking things week by week but slowly making progression. We are heading in the right direction and the future looks bright.

“I’ve been pretty open about not wanting to end my career with Bath without a trophy; I feel we are on the right trajectory to achieve success.”

While the world says goodbye to 2022 on Saturday, the Round 14 Gallagher Premiership match with Newcastle represents the final opportunity of the year to say thank you to the Bath faithful.

The supporters, who have experienced a turbulent year supporting their team, have been magnificent, something Dunn recognises.

“As a supporter of the club myself, I know what Bath Rugby means to people in the city and across the region.

“I would like to thank every single one of them for sticking by us and remaining on this journey with us. Hopefully we can share success and a pint together in the coming seasons over a trophy.”

match details - Bath rugby v newcastle falcons

When: Saturday 31 December 2022, 15:00
Where: The Rec
Competition: R14 Gallagher Premiership
Coverage: Match Centre, BBC Radio Bristol, PRTV


Formed: 1877
Stadium: Kingston Park
Head Coach: Dave Walder
Captain: Will Welch
Finish last season: 12th


Premiership: 1997/98
Championship: 1992/93, 2012/13, 2019/20
Anglo-Welsh Cup: 1975/76, 1976/77, 2000/01, 2003/04
Northumberland Senior Cup: 30 times from 1927 to 1994


Carreras has scored some scintillating tries this season. The Argentine wing has crossed seven times for Falcons in the Gallagher Premiership, with two in particular worthy contenders for 'Try of the Season'. He has made over 250 metres to date this season, helped by electric speed and he has wicked step too. A tough man to defend.


What about this finish from Joe Cokanasiga in 2019 - incredible!


Next three matches:

Newcastle Falcons, Sat 31 Dec, 15:00
Toulon, Sat 14 Jan, 15:15
London Irish, Sat 18 Feb, 15:00

We look forward to you joining us!




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