Monday, 31 May 2010
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Bath – for the way they rescued their season. Going into the Christmas period, Bath had won one of their opening 10 fixtures. They then lost only once, against Leicester at Welford Road, in their remaining 12 matches
Unlikely hero - Danny Grewcock
Tom joined Bristol Rugby for 2007-8 from Plymouth Albion.
An England U19 international comfortable at wing or full back, he is the brother of Luke who was already at Bristol Rugby.
Tom made an immediate impression during the preseason friendly fixtures and featured frequently at first team level throughout 2007-8 scoring 9 tries in 19 starts and catching the eye of the England Saxons selectors until injury forced a late withdrawal.
This season he has played 27 games and scored 10 tries.
Sourced from Bristol Rugby
Friday, 28 May 2010
This Is Bath
This Is Bath
Sunday, 23 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
I would just like to conclude the season with some words of thanks and to share my enthusiasm for the future hopes and aspirations of this great Club.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
This is Bath
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Saturday, 15 May 2010
The RPA are inviting you to vote for the Sunday Times Try of the Year 2010. The winner of the public vote will be announced at the prestigious RPA Computacenter Rugby Players Awards Dinner 2010, held in London later this month.
Bell and Maddock's try's one of the six nominated...
Try of the year
Friday, 14 May 2010
Drawn Match 18/1
Sky Bet believe Leicester will win by 7, therefore the handicap betting is as follows:
-7 Leicester 10/11
Handicap Draw 16/1
+7 Bath 10/11
There is also some specials available this weekend, you can get these odds for the first try scorer:
More available at Sky Bet
BBC Video link
15. Nick Abendanon
14. Joe Maddock
13. Matt Carraro
12. Olly Barkley
11. Matt Banahan
10. Butch James
9. Michael Claassens (c)
1. David Flatman
2. Lee Mears
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper
5. Danny Grewcock
6. Andy Beattie
7. Julian Salvi
8. Luke Watson
16. Pieter Dixon
17. David Barnes
18. Duncan Bell
19. Peter Short
20. Ben Skirving
21. Mike Baxter
22. Ryan Davis
23. Shontayne Hape
Thursday, 13 May 2010
I think Bath have got a much better chance of winning at Welford Road than they did when they were thrashed back in April.
When the two sides met in the Premiership regular season, Leicester ran out 43-20 winners, and the Tigers are always a good bet at home.
The difference between Sunday's game and the one back in April is that Bath have really kicked on over the past four or five weeks.
The confidence is back and they are playing some really good rugby, the forwards are off-loading and their backs are showing great ability.
Danny Grewcock and Luke Watson didn't play for Bath last time and they will make a difference. Waston's on fire, Grewcock brings experience and a lot of aggression, and Leicester will find it a lot harder in the forwards this time.
There is so much rivalry between the clubs, but it's been fairly quiet over the past few years, probably because Leicester have been so much more successful in recent times.
However, the memories of the fans are a lot longer than those of the players, so the atmosphere will be just like the old days.
Welford Road will be intimidating, ferocious and completely partisan and it will be a really tight affair.
Prediction: Bath by less than seven
Leicester, Northampton and Saracens have been the Tortoise, steadily plodding through the season picking up the points and inexorably making their way to the play-offs, while the Hare has been Bath.
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
England squad - Backs: D Armitage (London Irish), C Ashton (Northampton), M Banahan (Bath), O Barkley (Bath), D Care (Harlequins), M Cueto (Sale Sharks), T Flood (Leicester), B Foden (Northampton), S Geraghty (Northampton), S Hape (Bath), C Hodgson (Sale Sharks), U Monye (Harlequins), J Simpson (Wasps), D Strettle (Harlequins), M Tait (Sale Sharks), M Tindall (Gloucester), D Waldouck (Wasps), R Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks), J Wilkinson (Toulon), B Youngs (Leicester).
Forwards: S Armitage (London Irish), D Attwood (Gloucester), D Cole (Leicester), T Croft (Leicester), P Doran-Jones (Gloucester), N Easter (Harlequins), D Flatman (Bath), H Fourie (Leeds Carnegie), J Golding (Newcastle), D Hartley (Northampton), J Haskell (Stade Francais), C Lawes (Northampton), L Mears (Bath), L Moody (Leicester), T Palmer (Stade Francais), G Parling (Leicester), T Payne (Wasps), C Robshaw (Harlequins), S Shaw (Wasps), S Thompson (Brive), D Ward-Smith (Wasps), R Webber (Wasps), D Wilson (Bath), J Worsley (Wasps).
England Saxons - Backs: N Abendanon (Bath), A Allen (Leicester), B Barritt (Saracens), J Clarke (Northampton), A Goode (Saracens), P Hodgson (London Irish), S Myler (Northampton), J Simpson-Daniel (Gloucester), O Smith (Montpellier), T Varndell (Wasps), M Young (Newcastle).
Forwards: D Bell (Bath), N Catt (Bath), A Corbisiero (London Irish), P Dowson (Northampton), G Kitchener (Worcester), S Hooper (Bath), T Lindsay (Wasps), L Narraway (Gloucester), D Paice (London Irish), T Rees (Wasps), A Saull (Saracens), G Skivington (Wasps), R Vickers (Newcastle), N Wood (Gloucester), T Wood (Worcester).
Monday, 10 May 2010
Scott Bemand will be retiring due to injury and returning to the family farm, but we hope to see him and his family back at The Rec.
Bath Rugby link
This is Bath link
Sunday, 9 May 2010
“I felt the last two times that the guys were just happy to have made the semi-final. It’s very important that we don’t see the job as already being done. We mustn’t go into our shells now. That’s what happened when we went to Leicester in the league. We didn’t arrive ready to play.”
Some of the week's major talking points were:
- Bath securing the fourth and final play-off spot in England's Premiership after making it 11 wins in 12 games
Although the 31-year-old's destination for 2010-11 remains uncertain, the New Zealander and his family have decided to move on after six years in the city.
This is Bath
Saturday, 8 May 2010
"Ankle a bit sore from the game but was happy to score a cheeky little
brace of tries! Now Leicester next weekend."
"After a shaky start the boys turned in a wicked performance with
fireboy Nicko crossing for try of the season???"
"Oh.....and this deserves it's own Tweet. Thankyou Joey for six
amazing years. You and your family will be missed both on and off the
Great game today and can't wait for next week! Thank you Joe we have
really enjoyed your performances at the Rec over the years! You will
Joe Maddock faces a 2 week wait before he knows if he has clinched a move to Treviso, if that falls through he is looking to move to France.
Bath are looking to off load Ryan Davies , and it looks like he is moving to Nottingham
Bath are looking to sign Ross Batty from falcons to replace Hawk!
Ross Batty biography
Friday, 7 May 2010
Drawn Match 25/1
Bookies predict that Bath will win by 18 points, therefore the handicap betting is as follows:
-18 Bath 10/11
Handicap Draw 16/1
+18 Leeds 10/11
Fancy a flutter??
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Free tickets are now available to watch the match against Leeds (3pm) played out on the large screen behind the East Stand.
As revealed in the Chronicle last week, the club is keen to use The Rec outfield as a spot where people who have missed out on match ticket can watch the game on a TV feed. The plan is to use the outfield for the screening of next season's home games too.
Match ticket-holders for the ground will not be able to access the area in front of the giant screen.
The club is bringing in additional refreshment units and toilets.
The weather forecast for Saturday is for showers – so supporters are being urged to come prepared.
Those aged 16 and under will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Monday, 3 May 2010