Heritage Number 17. Lewis Atkinson

Lewis was a regular in our side during the 2017 debut season, always giving 100% and a positive motivator of the group. He was nicknamed ‘Mini-Tank’ as he also played alongside Ryan ‘Tank’ Willcox both as you have guessed if you don’t know them are out and out props.

For the last couple of years Lewis has been living abroad in Brunei, and has also made his International debut for their union side, we are sure this was a fantastic experience read more about it on our website:


Lewis has been a successful convert to Rugby League from local union club Corsham RFC and during his time exiled from the UK he has kept in touch with us and played for us on a home visit last year during our successful Westbury RFC 10s tournament where we finished as finalists after beating eventual winners in the group stages. Here is what Lewis had to say about his time with the club:

“I started off my Rugby League career back in 2016 and followed the likes of Tom Plance, Jim Norxt, Tom Thomas Takahiro Culshaw and Stevan Randall over to Bath Rugby League when the club first formed.

Playing for Bath Rugby League with the numerous highly talented individuals has grown my love for the sport even more and helped me to improve in my overall rugby skills. The match I played with Bath vs Oxford Cavaliers which ended in a 34-32 win will always stick in my mind as it was by far one of the most challenging and fun game I have been involved in. Setting up the winning try is always a bonus also 😉 and completing Steven Grant hat trick.

Even though I haven’t been able to play for the club in the last few years I am really looking forward to running back onto the pitch with the lads at Bath Rugby League and hopefully win some more silverware!”

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