With qualification for the play-offs still a possibility for Bath Rugby, the team will be coming out all guns blazing as they host Newcastle Falcons at the Recreation Ground in the final home game of the season on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
Whilst just where Bath will finish in the table this season is still unknown, one thing that can be said with some certainty is that this will be the last game that Bath, England and British and Irish Lions legend, Danny Grewcock, plays at the Rec.
Speaking earlier this week, Danny explained how he hadn’t really thought about this being his last game, and how privileged he feels to have had such a successful career.
“It was a tight game up there last weekend, and we know it’s going to be just as tight tomorrow, but we just have to get out there and do our job. We’ll wait and see what happens in the other games – if a bit of luck comes our way, then great, if not, we want to do a good job and end the season well.
“It is odd thinking this will be my last game at the Rec, but I’ve not really thought about it too much. I have always enjoyed my training and always enjoyed my games, so have stayed focused on what is ahead of us this Saturday. If it is the last game, then I’ll ponder on it come Sunday, when the game is done and I realise there isn’t any more training or any more games to play!
“The Rec is a fantastic place to run out, and we have a fantastic crowd, so it will be very different to not have that. Luckily I’m staying involved in the Club, so I won’t be too far away from the pitch on a match day!
“We are all incredibly lucky to do this job – to be out there playing a bit of sport, which people pay to come and watch - it’s a great honour for all the players to have the role we have in playing sport for a living. It has certainly been a very enjoyable career for me, and I’ve been lucky with the length of time I have been playing. I haven’t been happy with some aspects of my game this season, so hopefully I can get out there and finally get that perfect game!”
As a few other familiar faces will be leaving the Club at the end of this season, we will be hosting a very special Q and A on the stage on the outfield after the game, so make sure you stick around afterwards to help us send them off in style!
Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons
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14. Tom Biggs
13. Matt Carraro
12. Matt Banahan
11. Nick Abendanon
10. Butch James
9. Michael Claassens ( C )
1. David Flatman
2. Lee Mears
3. Mark Lilley
4. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe
5. Danny Grewcock
6. Ben Skirving
7. Lewis Moody
8. Simon Taylor
16. Pieter Dixon
17. Nathan Catt
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Luke Watson
20. Guy Mercer
21. Mark McMillan
22. Ben Williams
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