University of Bath gear up for Anniversary Game against Cardiff University

16 October 2019

University of Bath will look to claim their first win of the season when hosting Cardiff University at the Rec this evening in the annual Anniversary Game in the BUCS Super League (kick-off 18:30). 

Bath Rugby Senior Academy players Arthur Cordwell and Simone Elrick have been brought into the matchday 23 to bolster up the front row options and will make their first appearances of the season. 

The hosts make just one change to their starting line-up from the narrow 39-32 defeat to Swansea last week with Tom Pittman coming into the midfield for Sam Kennaugh. 

There are four changes to the bench however, with Cordwell and Elrick coming in for Harry Struge and Joe Atkins, whilst George Wootten replaces Jacob Tansey with Alex Smith taking up the final spot. 

University of Bath side to face Cardiff University:

1. Tom Rowlands

2. Jordi Den Hartog

3. Will French

4. Jordan Martin (C)

5. Edoardo Balocco

6. Jack Kenningham

7. Chris Barry

8. Ed Ashcroft

9. Ed Rimmers (C)

10. Benn Morris

11. Alex Varney

12. Tom Pittman 

13. Alex Nisbett

14. Luca Mignot

15. Ethan Hutt


16. Rory Mead

17. Arthur Cordwell

18. Simone Elrick 

19. Gwil Bradley

20. Cameron Keys

21. George Wootten

22. Alex Smith 

23. Cal Barrett


Round One – Exeter 44-26 Bath

Round Two – Durham 25-18 Bath 

Round Three - Swansea 39-32 Bath 

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