Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Bath Rugby side to face Glasgow Warriors

15. Gavin Henson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Anthony Watson
10. George Ford
9. Micky Young
1. Nick Auterac
2. Ross Batty
3. Henry Thomas
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Dominic Day
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Paul James
18. David Wilson
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Tom Ellis
21. Peter Stringer
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Horacio Agulla


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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Armitage Bath move is dead - Ford

Bath head coach Mike Ford has said the proposed deal to sign Steffon Armitage from French club Toulon is "dead".

The 29-year-old flanker has been named in the Toulon side to face Scarlets in Sunday's European Champions Cup and will be cup tied if he plays.

"We've tried our best to get him but unfortunately we've just failed to cross the line, " Ford said.

Armitage is now unlikely to play in next year's World Cup, due to England's policy of selecting home-based players.

Both Bath and Armitage had been keen on a move that would enable the reigning European player of the year to challenge for a place in Stuart Lancaster's squad for the 2015 tournament.
But, despite lengthy discussions, the clubs were unable to reach a financial agreement.

"It's a dead deal," Ford told BBC Radio 5 live. "We couldn't really agree with the finances with Toulon, so he'll play for them this weekend and it's a done deal."

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Armitage linked with Bath Rugby

Toulon star Steffon Armitage has been linked with a return to the Premiership in a race against time before the Rugby World Cup.

Midi Olympique report that the RFU have contacted Toulon about the possibility of quickly bringing Armitage back to England in order for him to be eligible for selection.

Toulon are obviously not keen for Armitage to leave, with Mourad Boudjellal telling the publication on Sunday that a loan would not be possible, although the club also doesn't want to prevent the 29-year-old from playing in a World Cup.

Competition in the back-row is fierce for Armitage as Toulon are well-stocked with Chris Masoe and Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe at number eight, along with a group of flankers including Juan Smith and Mamuka Gorgodze.

Two of the three London clubs participating in the new European Champons Cup - Saracens, Harlequins and Wasps - allegedly have an interest in signing Armitage.

The other contender is Bath, backed by Bruce Craig who has a good relationship with Boudjellal.

Armitage signed a three-year contract extension with Toulon last season and has been linked with playing for France, but England appears to remain his first choice.


Source: Planet Rugby

Friday, 10 October 2014

Bath Rugby side to face Wasps


Sunday's match will be aired live on BT Sport.

15. Gavin Henson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Anthony Watson
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Dominic Day
20. David Sisi
21. Micky Young
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Olly Woodburn

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Bath Rugby will not rush Sam Burgess into action as surgery may delay cross-code move from South Sydney Rabbitohs by four weeks

Bath Rugby will not be rushing Sam Burgess into action after confirming the rugby league superstar may not report to the club for another four weeks.

Burgess underwent surgery on Tuesday after suffering a fractured eye socket and broken cheekbone in South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL Grand Final triumph on Sunday.

The match was Burgess’ last in Australia before he completes a cross-code switch to Bath in the Aviva Premiership.

The 25-year-old was due to join Bath on October 15 but Bath head coach Mike Ford revealed he cannot travel to England immediately following his operation and they may not see Burgess until next month.

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bath Rugby side to face Saracens

15. Gavin Henson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Olly Woodburn
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Dominic Day
20. David Sisi
21. Micky Young
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Anthony Watson

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Friday, 26 September 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Northampton Saints

15. Luke Arscott
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Olly Woodburn
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Alafoti Fa’osiliva
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Dominic Day
20. Charlie Ewels
21. Peter Stringer
22. Gavin Henson
23. Ollie Devoto

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Big Screen and Scoreboard at the Recreation Ground

Bath Rugby can confirm that the permanent big screen will be back in its usual place, with the same high quality, in time for our game against Saracens on Friday 3rd October.

Unfortunately, we have had to use a temporary screen for our game against Leicester Tigers this weekend and we apologise for any inconvenience or frustration this causes.

We would also like to reassure our supporters that we will have a second scoreboard working tomorrow, which will be visible from the South end of the ground.

We'd like to thank all our supporters for their ongoing patience as we make improvements to the Rec.

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Bath Rugby side to face Leicester Tigers

15 Luke Arscott
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Chris Cook
1 Paul James
2 Rob Webber
3 David Wilson
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dave Attwood
6 Carl Fearns
7 Guy Mercer
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Nick Auterac
18 Henry Thomas
19 Dominic Day
20 Alafoti Fa'osiliva
21 Peter Stringer
22 Ollie Devoto
23 Olly Woodburn

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