Friday, 27 February 2015

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Tom Homer
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Sam Burgess
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Olly Woodburn
10. Ollie Devoto
9. Micky Young
1. Nick Auterac
2. Ross Batty
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Carl Fearns
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Beno Obano
18. Max Lahiff
19. Alafoti Faosiliva
20. Matt Garvey
21. Chris Cook
22. Rory Jennings
23. Luke Arscott

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Evans delighted to be joining Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby will next season welcome the arrival of scrum-half Jonathan Evans from Newport Gwent Dragons, the Club can today confirm.

The 22-year-old, who hails from the Rhymney Valley in South Wales, has represented his country at U18 and U20 level. A prodigious talent, he made his debut for Dragons aged just 17, making him the youngest player to ever represent the region.

"I'm delighted to be joining Bath Rugby next season," said Evans, who recently helped the Dragons beat Irish giants Leinster. "Playing for my home region since I was a teenager is something I'll always be extremely proud of, and I'm hoping to join Bath next season having finished on a high with the Dragons."

"Having known Jonny since he was a youngster and seen his development for myself, I know he'll fit right in here at Bath," said Darren Edwards, who coached Evans at Dragons and with Wales U20s. "He brings a spark to the game and he's very much at an exciting stage of his career. He's joining a Club that has a fantastic forward pack and he'll thrive on playing off such a strong platform."

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Friday, 20 February 2015

Bath Rugby team to face Northampton Saints


15. Tom Homer
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Sam Burgess
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Olly Woodburn
10. Ollie Devoto
9. Micky Young
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. Henry Thomas
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Nick Auterac
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Alafoti Faosiliva
20. Leroy Houston
21. Peter Stringer
22. Rory Jennings
23. Luke Arscott

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Rounds 20 and 21 of Aviva Premiership Rugby confirmed - more air time for Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby v London Irish – Friday 24th April, kick-off 19.45 (Live on BT Sport)

Harlequins v Bath Rugby – Friday 8th May, kick-off 19.45 (Live on BT Sport)

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15 Tom Homer
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Sam Burgess
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Olly Woodburn
10 Ollie Devoto
9 Chris Cook
1 Nick Auterac
2 Ross Batty
3 Henry Thomas
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dominic Day
6 Matt Garvey
7 Francois Louw
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Rob Webber
17 Max Lahiff
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Alafoti Faosiliva
20 Carl Fearns
21 Micky Young
22 Richard Lane
23 Luke Arscott

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Friday, 6 February 2015

Bath Rugby team to face Ospreys


15. Horacio Agulla
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Matt Banahan
12. Sam Burgess
11. Richard Lane
10. Ollie Devoto
9. Will Homer
1. Max Lahiff
2. Rob Webber
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Tom Ellis
6. David Sisi
7. Guy Mercer
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Beno Obano
18. Henry Thomas
19. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
20. Leroy Houston
21. Chris Cook
22. Luke Arscott
23. Semesa Rokoduguni

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Monday, 2 February 2015

Cook excited to stay with Bath Rugby

Chris Cook has extended his contract with Bath Rugby, the Club are delighted to announce.

The Bath Rugby Academy graduate has made the scrum-half shirt his own this season, starting 16 of Bath's games to date, including the victories over Leicester Tigers and Saracens at the Recreation Ground, and Montpellier and Toulouse away in France.

"I'm really excited to be staying at Bath", said 23-year-old Cook. "This is the best place for me to keep developing, with the focus very much on helping young players such as myself to continue improving. There is still a lot of potential to be realised within the squad, and I'm looking forward to being part of it."

The quick-thinking, tenacious number 9 spent much of last season on loan with London Welsh, becoming an integral part of their Championship winning campaign, following on from winning the Aviva A League with Bath United in December 2013.
Mike Ford, Head Coach at Bath, added "Chris has massively come on this season, and we're very pleased he's staying with us. He learnt a lot through the regular game-time he got on loan with London Welsh, came back to us for pre-season eager to impress and earn his place and that's what he's done. He's got an exciting future ahead of him, and we're looking forward to helping him achieve his full potential."

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Friday, 30 January 2015

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15 Horacio Agulla
14 Olly Woodburn
13 Max Clark
12 Matt Banahan
11 Richard Lane
10 Rory Jennings
9 Will Homer
1 Nick Auterac
2 Tom Dunn
3 Kane Palma-Newport
4 Dom Day
5 Charlie Ewels
6 Alafoti Fa'osiliva
7 Guy Mercer (c)
8 David Sisi

Replacements

16 Tom Woolstencroft
17 Beno Obano
18 Max Lahiff
19 Tom Ellis
20 Max Northcote-Green
21 Micky Young
22 Peter Stringer
23 George Wacokecoke

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Max Lahiff has joined Bath

Prop Max Lahiff has joined Bath Rugby, the Club is pleased to announce.

A strong scrummaging front row, 25-year-old Lahiff returns to the Aviva Premiership having experienced Super Rugby with the Melbourne Rebels.

Known for his physically imposing style of play, he previously made over 60 appearances for London Irish.
"I'm really excited to be joining Bath," Lahiff said. "They're a hugely talented, ambitious club, and I know that it is a great opportunity for me to keep developing as a player. I'm looking forward to working with Neal Hatley and the rest of the forwards and pushing for a place in an exceptionally talented pack."

First Team Coach Neal Hatley added: "Max is a very talented young prop, and it's exciting to have him joining us. He is technically really good, and offers a lot around the field as well, and he'll really fit in with the style we are striving to play here at Bath."
Lahiff is set to play a part in Bath's LV= Cup match against Harlequins at the Stoop tomorrow at 14.40.

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Dunn and Ewels commit to Bath Rugby

Charlie Ewels and Tom Dunn have renewed their contracts with Bath Rugby, in a move which sees the duo make the step up from the Academy to the senior squad from the 2015/16 season.

Ewels, 19, has enjoyed a meteoric rise this season which has seen the England U20s lock captain the first team and make his starting debut for the Club against none other than European giants Toulouse.

Hooker Dunn, 22, has 22 senior appearances under his belt for Bath, including an eye-catching performance in last season's Amlin Challenge Cup Final against Northampton Saints.
Academy Director Danny Grewcock said: "I'm really pleased for Charlie and Tom because they've represented the Academy and the Club well when they've been given the opportunity in the first team, and they've been rewarded for that. They're shining examples to the other Academy players who will be playing in the Aviva A League and the LV= Cup this season."

"These two players have shown how to make the step up to the first team," Bath Rugby Head Coach Mike Ford added. "Their progress and development is indicative of how well our Academy system is working. They'll have big roles to play within the Club in the years to come."

Ewels said: "This season has given me more than I could have hoped for. My experiences in the first team, including making my first start for Bath in the Champions Cup, have only strengthened my resolve to be the best player I can be and push for a starting place. This Club is the best place for me to develop and I really feel Bath Rugby is heading in an exciting direction."

"As an Academy player the end goal is getting a spot in Bath's senior squad, so I'm really happy the hard work has paid off," said Dunn. "I look forward to repaying the faith the Club has shown in me."

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