Friday, 19 December 2014

Back row trio commit to Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby is delighted to announce that the powerful back row trio of Matt Garvey, Leroy Houston and Guy Mercer have renewed their contracts with the Club.

"I've loved my time at Bath so far, and I'm really looking forward to progressing with the team. We've got world class facilities, fantastic coaches and top support staff - I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be to continue my career." "Matt, Leroy and Guy are all talented players, and offer different qualities that give us a good variety and strength in depth in the back row," Head Coach Mike Ford said when talking about the news.

"They are passionate about the Club and committed to what we are trying to achieve here. We're really happy they are staying on and know they'll continue to give their all for us."

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Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook
1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Matt Garvey
20. Carl Fearns
21. Micky Young
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Sam Burgess

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Hooker duo extend Bath Rugby contracts

Bath Rugby hookers Rob Webber and Ross Batty have both extended their contracts, the Club are pleased to today confirm.

28-year-old England international, Rob Webber, who moved to Bath ahead of the 2012/13 season, says it was an easy decision to make.

"There is a huge amount of drive and ambition at the Club, which is fantastic to be part of. We are all striving to be the best we can be and I believe the set-up here – the coaching team, the support staff and the facilities – provides us with the best possible opportunity to do that."

Now in his fifth year with Bath, Batty has gone from strength to strength in his time at the Club, and relishes the competition for the starting shirt.

"I'm really happy to have extended my contract with Bath – I really enjoy being here and it's a great Club to be part of. This is my fifth season and it's a great squad to work with every day. We're on the right road, and I want to carry on being part of the journey we've started."

Head Coach Mike Ford added: "We're building a really strong squad here at Bath, and the likes of Rob, Ross and Tom Dunn have been here from the beginning of that and completely understand what we're trying to achieve. It goes without saying they are both talented, dynamic rugby players, but it's also what they add off the field that makes them really important to us."

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Burgess to make first Bath start

Sam Burgess will make his first start for Bath since converting to rugby league in this Friday's European Champions Cup clash against Montpellier at the Rec.

South Africa international flanker Francois Louw will also return from injury to start against Montpellier following surgery.

Burgess will start at inside centre, where he appeared off the bench in the Premiership clash with Harlequins and in Montpellier over the last two Fridays. He replaces Kyle Eastmond, who is rested.
"Sam Burgess will get his first start and Francois Louw will also come into the 15 too," said bath coach Toby Booth. "Sam has progressed well and is improving all the time. He's put in a hug effort on the training field and we always said we were going to centre his learning what happens at the ruck, and we're delighted with how he's come on in that regard.

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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Montpellier

15 Anthony Watson
14 Horacio Agulla
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Chris Cook
1 Nick Auterac
2 Ross Batty
3 Henry Thomas
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dominic Day
6 David Sisi
7 Carl Fearns
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Rob Webber
17 Paul James
18 David Wilson
19 Dave Attwood
20 Alafoti Fa'osiliva
21 Peter Stringer
22 Ollie Devoto
23 Sam Burgess

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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Slammin Sam on the bench

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15 Gavin Henson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
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 David Sisi
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Paul James
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Charlie Ewels
20 Carl Fearns
21 Peter Stringer
22 Sam Burgess
23 Horacio Agulla

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Friday, 21 November 2014

Bath Rugby team to face London Irish

15 Luke Arscott
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 Gavin Henson
9 Micky Young
1 Nathan Catt
2 Ross Batty
3 Henry Thomas
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dominic Day
6 Matt Garvey
7 David Sisi
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Nick Auterac
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Charlie Ewels
20 Carl Fearns
21 Chris Cook
22 Ollie Devoto
23 Olly Woodburn

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons


15. Luke Arscott
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Matt Banahan
10. Gavin Henson
9. Micky Young
1. Nathan Catt
2. Ross Batty
3. Henry Thomas
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Charlie Ewels
7. David Sisi
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Nick Auterac
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Matt Garvey
20. Tom Ellis
21. Max Northcote-Green
22. Chris Cook
23. Richard Lane

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Friday, 7 November 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs


15 Luke Arscott
14 Olly Woodburn
13 Matt Banahan
12 Ollie Devoto
11 Richard Lane
10 Gavin Henson
9 Micky Young
1 Nathan Catt
2 Ross Batty
3 Henry Thomas
4 Dominic Day
5 Charlie Ewels (c)
6 David Sisi
7 Max Northcote-Green
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Nick Auterac
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Tom Ellis
20 Stuart Hooper
21 Peter Stringer
22 Max Clark
23 George Wacokecoke

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