Two of Dorchester’s former youth players, Orlando Bailey and Ethan Staddon, took to the pitch together in Baths recent 47-22 win against Worcester Warriors over the weekend. Bath gave four academy players some game time, showing how well they are developing young talent taken from grassroots level.
Playing together for a number of years through the youth system at Dorchester then moving into the Bath Academy with two other players from Dorchester, John Stewart and Frankie Reid, having both appeared for the Bath first team individually it was only a matter of time before they ran out together.
Bailey, who entered the fray for Tom de Glanville at Fullback after 30 minutes, scored his first points as a Premiership player, slotting home a conversion after Tom Dunn’s try on 50 minutes. Staddon joined him after 55 minutes replacing the England player Sam Underhill.
All four former Dorchester players will be looking to join each other in a Premiership game for Bath soon, with Stewart and Reid also playing in the forwards it will be quite a sight to behold the four friends and former junior team mates running out at the Rec.