Friday, 9 November 2012

Bold Gold for LV

An intriguing and possibly an exciting line up announced for Bath's fixture against Newport and Gwent Dragons in the LV cup.
A bold eclectic mix of youth, experience, new and returning personnel will line up against the Dragons, and I for one really like the look of the team.

After the united fixture on bonfire night a lot of fans were hoping to see some of them feature in the LV, and Gary Gold did not disappoint. LV cup is predominantly seen as a good tournament to aid the experience of young players and help them prove their worth as a future rugbying star.

The decision to mix seasoned players is a good decision, to allow youth and enthusiasm to be steered in the direction of victory. To see Banahan and Hipkiss lining up in a centre partnering shows Bath aim to run hard and hit attacking rugby. The hype for Roko getting his first top flight start has arrived with the pairing up of Woodburn on the opposing wing, joining Heathcote, Devoto and McMillan in quite a dynamic back line.

An inclusion of one name upon the team sheet that has helped raise hopes of so many Bath fans is the return of Ryan Caldwell. Such a tenacious player and never prepared to take a backward step, a player who's presence has been a miss this campaign. Let's hope to see him get back out on the park and do what he does best and drive Bath on.

The pack is a mix of some young but already seasoned players accompanied by some Blue, Black and White stalwart. Captain Hopper and Taylor to control, direct and lead by example.

Throughout the squad I must admit to being a little excited to see if they can carry the dogged attitude to the LV campaign!!

15 Ollie Devoto
14 Olly Woodburn
13 Dan Hipkiss
12 Matt Banahan
11 Semesa Rokoduguni
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Mark McMillan
1 Charlie Beech
2 Brett Sharman
3 Anthony Perenise
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Will Spencer
6 Josh Ovens
7 Guy Mercer
8 Simon Taylor
16 Will Tanner
17 Ken Dowding
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Ryan Caldwell
20 Will Skuse
21 Chris Cook
22 Luke Adamson
23 Richard Lane

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, but an exciting team means jack sh!t if the coaches don't allow the players to express themselves... kick-chase, kick-chase, etc etc etc