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Team news: Bath Rugby U18s vs Bristol Bears U18s

Bristol Bears U18 go in search of a first victory in the Academy U18s league against local rivals Bath Rugby U18s on Saturday (2pm KO).

  • Bristol Bears U18 face Bath in West Country derby
  • Wootton Bassett RFC to host U18 Academy league clash
  • Tom Wilstead switches to fly half as Bears go in search of first win

Mike Hall’s men went down narrowly to Exeter Chiefs last weekend and will be targeting victory at Wootton Bassett RFC in round four of the competition.

Without a win so far, Academy manager Mike Hall’s side will be determined to arrest a run of two successive defeats in the competition.

“There’s been a real focus in our preparation about approaching the game with a positive mentality and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Academy manager Mike Hall

Tom Wilstead switches to fly half, while Jack Bates and Harry Ascherl form the midfield partnership.

“After the improvements we made as a team last weekend, it’s important we build on that progress in the derby clash this weekend,” said Academy manager Hall.

“There’s been a real focus in our preparation about approaching the game with a positive mentality and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Bristol Bears U18 team to face Bath Rugby U18 at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC on Saturday, January 12th (2pm KO):

15. Tom Quinlan, 14. Zach Kavanagh, 13. Jack Bates, 12. Harry Ascherl, 11. Deago Bailey, 10. Tom Wilstead, 9. Abe Turner; 1. Harry Samuel, 2. Joel Coughlin, 3. Jay Burley, 4. Charlie Rice, 5. Morgan Strinati, 6. James Timoney, 7. Ben Tothill, 8. Fergus Dick.

Replacements: 16. Aaron Thompson, 17. Charlie Squier, 18. Monty White, 19. Chris Moseley, 20. Andrew Hewitt, 21. Tom Stephens, 22. Sam Grimshaw, 23. Tom Unsworth.


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