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University of Bath name their side for semi-final

26 March 2019

University of Bath have named their side to face to face Hartpury tomorrow evening in the semi-final of the BUCS Super League Cup at Hartpury College, kick-off 18:30.

A victory would see the Blue and Gold into the final of the cup at Twickenham Stadium on the 10th April, kick-off 15:00. There is a strong academy contingent in the line-up, with seven Bath Rugby Academy Players featuring in the side. 

Bath Rugby’s Arthur Cordwell features in the front row alongside James Hadfield and Austin Hay. Angus Hinton is joined by academy player Jack Davies in the second-row partnership. Jack Kenningham and Chris Barry line-up at blindside and openside flankers respectively. James Catlin completes the pack from number eight. 

Ed Rimmer forms a half-back pairing with Alex Burrage, who leads the side out. Alex Nesbit starts inside Will Hughes in the centres. Bath Rugby’s Ethan Hutt and Wil Partington form two thirds of the back three, they are joined by Brandon Bellamin who occupies the left wing. 

Another four Bath Rugby academy players will be hoping to make an impact off the bench, with Sam Elrick, Kieran Verden, Rhys Davies and Miles Reid all featuring amongst the replacements. 

University of Bath team to face Hartpury

15. Wil Partington

14. Ethan Hutt

13. Will Hughes

12. Alex Nisbet 

11. Brandon Bellamin

10. Alex Burrage (c)

9. Ed Rimmer

1. Arthur Cordwell

2. James Hadfield 

3. Austin Hay

4. Angus Hinton

5. Jack Davies

6. Jack Kenningham

7. Chris Barry

8. James Catlin

Replacements 

16. Sam Elrick

17. Jack Buckingham 

18. Kieran Verden 

19. Adam Thresher 

20. Rhys Davies

21. Miles Reid 

22. George Wootten

23. Finn Murphy

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