The 2010 Premiership Final Saracens v Newcastle at the Recreation Ground

Rugby returns to the Recreation Ground this Friday as the J. P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series kicks off, with Bath Rugby hosting the first round.

Bath Rugby Academy fly half Paul Roberts, who recently represented England Students, will captain a youthful side, made up of current and new Academy players. For the likes of Joe Buckle, Tom Baldwin, Freddie Gabbitass, Will Clemesha, Jamie-John Kilmartin and Richard Lane it will be their first time pulling on a Bath shirt and running out at the Rec, as they join the more familiar faces of Will Skuse, James Stephenson, Ben Mosses, Tom Heathcote and Matt Keyte in the squad.

The talented youngsters make up an exciting squad, with the strength and power of the forwards combining well with the pace and flair of the backs. The up and coming stars will face teams from London Irish, Harlequins and Exeter Chiefs, with the first game between Bath and Harlequins kicking off at 7.30pm.

Gates open at 5.30pm, with a fantastic evening promised. Groovejet will be providing the musical entertainment and the ‘ESPN Big Ball Challenge’ will be running between the games – crew members will be roaming the crowd beforehand looking for participants, so keep an eye out for them if you fancy taking part!

Tickets are still available, and cost just £5 for juniors and £10 for adults, so call the Ticket Office now on 0844 448 1865 to join us for what promises to be a fast and furious evening of rugby at the Rec.

Bath Rugby squad

  1. Will Skuse / back row / England U19
  2. James Stephenson / back row
  3. Joe Buckle / back row / England U18
  4. Tom Baldwin / back row
  5. Freddie Gabbitass / fly half / England U18
  6. Ben Mosses / centre / England U18
  7. Tom Heathcote / fly half / England U19
  8. Matt Keyte / scrum half / England U18
  9. Will Clemesha / scrum half
  10. Paul Roberts (C) / fly half / England Students
  11. Jamie-John Kilmartin / full back / England U18
  12. Richard Lane / centre