Get to know…Hugo Cole

First rugby memory was Johnny Wilkinson’s drop goal, had a mate show me that and I was like that’s pretty sick.

Debut for any club?

My debut was for Chippenham rfc

Bath rugby league debut… was last season against Oxford

Have you always wanted to become a Rugby League player?

Definitely say my passion for the sport has increased since playing it and one day want to aspire to play for Melbourne Storm

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Really throw yourself into the tackle and get a good feel for it just do everything with a bit of passion.

What attracted you to play Rugby League/for the club?

I would say the big hits really attracted me and made me want to give it a try and try and build up to being able to put them in myself.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Annihilating Swindon by 104 points

What has been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Winning the Bristol combination cup when I was 15.

Are you interested in any other sports?

I used to be into Boxing but gave that up to play Rugby League over the summer.

Favourite food?

Steak and chips.

Least favourite food?

I hate mushrooms.

Favourite hobbies?

Playing rugby, going to the gym and having a pint

Favourite place to travel?

America like Florida

If I was stuck on an island with one other Bath player who would it be?

Probs would be Cam Taylor who was there with me.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

I would choose to have an unlimited supply of Corona Extra

Get to know…Ben Thyer

First memory of rugby?

Watching Bath Rugby in the Heineken Cup Final

Debut for Any club?

Walcot RFC in 2004

My Debut for Bath… 2018 first West of England League game of the season at home against Somerset Vikings

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Get involved. It’s a great game and everyone is willing to help out.

How did you get into Rugby League?

I saw it being talked about and Chris Chatten got in touch with me about giving it a go.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Winning the West of England Championship Final at Dings RFC in 2018 against Cheltenham Phoenix, had my hat trick denied when the ref made a dodgy forward pass call.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Getting the call to say I had been selected for the Southern England Lionhearts

Are you into any other sports?

I enjoy doing Gymnastics and Cycling.

Favourite food?

Can’t beat a good steak!

Least favourite food?

Vegetables mostly!

Favourite hobbies?

Does rugby count?

Favourite places to travel?

The best place I’ve ever visited is Fiji otherwise anywhere sunny

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Tom Culshaw, his Carpentry skills would be very useful!

Get to know…Scott Davis

First memory of rugby?

When I was a youngster wandering round with my hands in my pockets or on my ears.

Debut for Bath Rugby League?

My debut for Bath was against Somerset vikings losing by just one try on a blistering hot day at the home of Hornets RFC.

Have you always wanted to become a Rugby League player?

Yes, follow in my fathers footsteps.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

No pain, No gain

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Scoring a Try powering through against Cardiff Dragons.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Playing Rugby against Cardiff Dragons and beating them.

Are you into any other sports?

No

Favourite food?

Spaghetti Carbonara

Least favourite food?

Mushroom Risotto

Favourite hobbies?

Rugby Union & Rugby league

Favourite places to travel?

My parents in Suffolk.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other Bath player who would it be?

Ben Shedwick

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

A rugby ball to call winston mark 2

Get to know…Elliot Filipiak

First memory of rugby?

I was about 7 years old when I first started for Trowbridge Rugby

Your Bath Rugby League debut…

Oxford Cavaliers, was a really hot day and club treated us all to a can of Thatchers, was an incredible day and great fun.

Have you always wanted to become a rugby league player?

Started off in Union but fell in love with League

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Great sport get involved.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

London 9s

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Meeting new people and smashing units.

Are you into any other sports?

Fishing

Favourite food?

Big Mac

Least favourite food?

Salad

Favourite hobbies?

Rugby and Fishing

Favourite places to travel?

Everywhere

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Sam Pascoe

Get to know…Clare Avenell

First Memory of Rugby?

Going to Cardiff Arms park with my Grandfather to watch Wales v Ireland in the, what was then, 5 nations.

Debut for any club?

My therapist debut was for Chippenham RFC.

My debut for Bath RL?

West of England 9’s at Swindon – May 2017

Have you always wanted to become a rugby therapist?

Yes

What advice would you give to someone getting into Rugby League?

Understand the rules and do some fitness!

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Can’t say there is one that sticks out but there have been some good Saturday afternoons out in the sun.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Going with the England Aussie Rules Team to Barcelona and winning the Eurocup, twice.

Are you into any other sports?

I used to play Ultimate Frisbee. Pretty happy to watch most sports although struggle with football.

Favourite food?

Have got a bit of a sweet tooth.

Least Favourite Food?

Anything spicy

Favourite Hobbies?

My dog. If I’m not watching rugby, fixing rugby players or talking to brick walls I’m walking or attempting to train the dog.

Favourite places to travel?

Love exploring new places but New Zealand is definitely a place I would go back too.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Whoever has the best survival skills.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Phone with signal – always have a get out plan.

Get to know…Matt Warnock

First memory of rugby?

As a kid running about at Frome RFC.

Debut for any club?

Going through the junior ranks and into senior rugby at 17 for Frome RFC.

My Debut for Bath…

In the Clubs opening season, at home against Portsmouth.

Have you always wanted to become a rugby league player?

I became a fan of the sport aged about 17, not being a big sport in the South it took a while until a club was established to start playing.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

For those who play Union I encourage you to give it a try, the game is fast paced and can help your Union game during the off season.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Just seeing the club development over the past few seasons has been great.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

The club winning some silverware back in 2018 was enjoyable.

Are you into any other sports?

Rugby Union

Favourite food?

Chippy Tea!

Least favourite food?

Parsnips!

Favourite hobbies?

Rugby League & Union

Favourite places to travel?

The beach

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Bodey, some good discussions (arguments) about the Origin series!

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Sun tan lotion!

Get to know…Cam Taylor

First memory of rugby?

Playing for Walcot RFC u12 debut and wasn’t a very experienced player, first thing i did was put in a high tackle and was asked to leave the field!

Debut for any club?

I made my Walcot RFC senior debut this season against Grove RFC, was a very tough game but enjoyed the run out with some great lads nonetheless.

My Debut for Bath…

My debut for Bath Rugby League was against Cheltenham, I loved it, getting the win in a tight game was sweet.

Have you always wanted to become a rugby league player?

Not really I only started when i left school but have fallen in love with it since.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Be confident, it’s a great game with all kinds of opportunities.

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

London 9’s was an class time with a great bunch of lads, can’t wait for the next one

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Getting a 100+ point win over Swindon was great, but scoring in my debut for Southern England Lionhearts was special.

Are you into any other sports?

I play rugby union, used to play lots of cricket and football.

Favourite food?

Chicken Pad Thai

Least favourite food?

Olives

Favourite hobbies?

Love going to the gym, dabble in a bit of Chess.

Favourite places to travel?

Love Italy’s food and architecture, Australia is on the wish list.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

I think Scott Davis would have a few survival tricks up his sleeve.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

My phone

To sponsor Cam, email: info@bathrugbyleague.co.uk

Get to know…James Noott

First memory of rugby?
Watching St Helens. Think it was a challenge cup game. Our northern neighbour was drunk trying to explain it to me. I’d have been about 8 or 9. Also discovered what John Smiths tasted like that day.

My Debut for Bath…

Bath had a massive game. I think about forty people rocked up so it was continuous subs. I was out on the wing which I hate. Made some decent ground. I do remember being absolutely bounced off by Josh Frost in a tackle.

Have you always wanted to become a rugby league player?

Rugby has always interested me. Ive tried League, Union and Sevens. Just nines to go.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?


GB Teachers trials has got to be up there. I was really lucky to to get to that point. A privilege to be honest.


The second would be away to Somerset Vikings last year. I don’t think i’ve seen a team come together after such a poor start. That goes for any club I’ve played for. Everyone was really up for it. I remember making some of the best carries and hits I’ve ever done in a game.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Commit to group tackling.

Are you into any other sports?
Rugby (any code). Tennis and I don’t mind a bit of UFC.

Favourite food?
Veggie toad in the hole.

Least favourite food?
Celery unless the flavour is really well hidden.

Favourite hobbies?
Unsurprisingly reading (considering my profession) and cooking. I’ve been known to enjoy a romantic evening at the pub with out club captain too.

Favourite places to travel?
Montenegro, Morocco and South Africa.

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

The three names that spring to mind are my closest club mates. Matt Bodey, Tom Culshaw and Club Captain Ben Shedwick. All for a variety of reasons. Be it politics, banter or philosophy.

If I had to choose one. I think Shed (Ben Shedwick) just wins. Before lockdown I was pretty much living on his sofa. We’d end up consuming something we shouldn’t and laughing. I’m not that sure we’d get anything constructive done…like building a shelter.

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Probably my phone as I’d be able to have my Spotify account and access any books I’d need.

Favourite person at Bath RL and why – Matt Bodey/ Ben Shedwick. Really good friends with both outside of the club. Do a lot together be it rugby related or other ventures. I’ve learnt a lot about the game through both and they’ve been absolute rocks when I’ve need some support. Outside of rugby, they’ve helped me grow as a person…they are good crack to drink with.

Get to know…Ben Shedwick

First memory of rugby?

Photos of my dad playing back in his prime

Debut for any club?

League wise, Folly Lane A.R.L.F.C u15 away to a side from St Helens

My Debut for Bath…
Oxford Cavaliers at Home. Young Squad, over 10 debuts that day

Have you always wanted to become a rugby league player?

Once I had seen my first super League game, absolutely.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Learn the nuances of the game. It’s the little things which complete your game and look after the ball!

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Representing Great Britain Teachers and winning V Poland

Favourite Bath Rugby League moment?

Going to the league leaders away with a scratch, young side and pushing them further than any side did that year

Are you into any other sports?
I play Rugby Union during our off season.

Favourite food?

Pizza, hence why I’m a prop.

Least favourite food?

Broccoli. It’s a ridiculous food.

Favourite hobbies?

Rugby

Favourite places to travel?

Anywhere warm with a beach

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Bloodyhell, do I have to choose…

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Matches/lighter

Get to know our squad…do you know Morgan Lewis?

First memory of rugby?

Buying my first pair of boots

Debut for any club?

Frampton Cotterell RFC under 9s.

My Debut for Bath…

2017, against Swindon St George.

What advise would you give someone getting into Rugby League?

Simply get involved! Class sport with class people.

What’s been your favourite memory in your career so far?

Representing the West of England along with several Bath RL players. Also captaining the boys at London 9s. Therefore, being the youngest player to ever captain the club.

Are you into any other sports?

Bit of everything.

Favourite food?

Pizza.

Least favourite food?

Olives

Favourite hobbies?

Playing rugby

Favourite places to travel?

Went to New Zealand when I was younger, hard to top that

If you were stuck on a desert island with one other bath player who would it be?

Morgan Stiles

If you were stuck on a desert island which item would you choose to have?

Phone