Over 1,000 Leinster Supporters Heading to Bath
November 18, 2015 12:00 am client
Just over 1,000 Leinster supporters are set to descend on Bath’s Recreation Ground this Saturday for the province’s first visit to the stadium since December 2011.
Leinster eked out a 13-18 win on that visit to the Rec thanks to six penalties from Johnny Sexton, with the only try of the game coming from Bath’s Matt Banahan.
The return fixture was a far more open affair. Leinster crossed for seven tries in a 52-27 victory in front of 46,365 supporters at Aviva Stadium.
The last meeting between the two sides came in last season’s Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva. Bath crossed for two tries through George Ford and Stuart Hooper, but, just as with the game at the Rec back in 2011, it was six well-taken penalties, this time from Ian Madigan, which saw Leinster claim the win.
Leinster return to Bath this weekend, looking bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to Wasps at the RDS Arena.
Commenting on the announcement that over 1,000 Leinster supporters will be descending on Bath, OLSC president Rebecca Leggett said: “After last week’s result, getting back to winning ways is so important, and this will be helped by the dedicated Blue Army present in The Rec on Saturday. As always the Blue Army will be there in large numbers, making each and every voice heard.”
Travelling to the game? Don’t forget to download the OLSC Away Guide, in association with Bank of Ireland, for all the information you need ahead of the trip to Bath.
Leinster Rugby has also announced that 35,000 tickets have now been sold for the Champions Cup match v Toulon in Aviva Stadium on 19th December. Purchase your tickets.