Rugby Union: Bath's `tough' task
Tuesday 17 November 1998
The Falcons recently moved back to Kingston Park, their former home, although the pros-pect of live television coverage and a bumper attendance could see Gateshead favoured.
Andy Robinson, the Bath coach, described the prospect of visiting Falcons as "very tough".
"To lift the cup you have to beat all the best sides, and that often means winning difficult ties away from home," Robinson said.
Worcester, the Premiership Two title challengers, will be assured of a warm welcome just down the M5 at Kingsholm, where Gloucester await.
Bruce Fenley, the Worcester captain and scrum-half, is a former Gloucester player together with the wing Paul Holford and other squad members Simon Morris and Tim Smith.
"It's a very interesting tie," said Richard Hill, Gloucester's rugby director. "With all the former Gloucester players now with Worcester, it should be a cracking occasion."
Sale will aim to make use of ground advantage against Northampton after the Saints' 37-17 home league victory.
The holders, Saracens, go to Yorkshire to take on Morley, the Jewson National League One side who are struggling just above the relegation area.
Sedgley Park's reward for beating Premiership Two Blackheath is a home tie against Wasps.
TETLEY'S BITTER CUP DRAW
FOURTH ROUND: Waterloo v Orrell; Nottingham v Exeter; Bedford v Henley; Barking v Leicester; Kendal v London Scottish; Rotherham v Leeds; Sedgley Park v Wasps; Gloucester v Worcester; Bristol v London Irish; Sale v Northampton; Harlequins v Esher; Morley v Saracens; West Hartlepool v Bracknell; Newcastle v Bath; Richmond v Newbury; Moseley v Lydney.
Ties to be played on weekend of 9th/10th January 1999.
Latest in Sport
Paul Scholes: Manchester United vs Liverpool - I don't understand why Brendan Rodgers was not more attacking against Basel
Jesus Christ plays for Chelsea - that's what one in five children thinks
Transfer Talk: Nemanja Vidic to return to Manchester United; Hazard to leave Chelsea; Sunderland want Radamel Falcao
Frank Warren column: Don't bet on Amir Khan landing pay day against Floyd Mayweather
Manchester United transfer news: Kevin Strootman move edges closer
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
£25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established media firm based in Surrey is ...
£40000 - £470000 per annum + bonus: Ashdown Group: Java Developer / J2EE Devel...
£70000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Head of Finance - Financial Controller - Fina...
£30000 - £65000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This small technology business ...