Saturday, 31 July 2010

Bath lose out in JP Morgan Premiership Rugby Sevens Series.

Northampton and Exeter saw off the challenge of Bath and Gloucester at Franklin's Gardens to secure the last two places in the JP Morgan Premiership Rugby Sevens Series Final.


Friday, 30 July 2010

Bath Rugby get green light from planners for new headquarters

Bath Rugby can now press on with the redevelopment of their new headquarters.

Mendip District Council has given the green light to plans submitted by the club for changes to Farleigh House.


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Bath Rugby Supporters' Club AGM 21/08/10

Bath Rugby Supporters' Club Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 21st August
7.00pm for 7.30pm in The Clubhouse.
Steve Meehan wiil give a talk on his vision for the new season and introduce the new signings.

Skirving to skipper Bath Rugby for 7s showdown

Ben Skirving will skipper Bath Rugby at the JP Morgan Asset Management 7s Series tomorrow evening.

Bath Rugby squad for the JP Morgan Asset Management 7s Series, Group C fixtures:
James Tyas, Joe Ellyat, Jamie Collins, Rhys Davies, Ben Skirving (c), Charlie Marr, Chris Cook, Paul Roberts, Nick Scott, Ted Stagg, Matt Keyte, Ollie Woodburn

Kick off 7.30pm live on ESPN

Andrew Higgins to face Bath Rugby in sevens

Former Bath Rugby back Andrew Higgins will come face-to-face with his former team-mates when he runs out for Exeter Chiefs for the first time tomorrow.


Lewis Moody still hungry for silverware after Bath Rugby move

Lewis Moody says nothing other than a hatful of winner's medals will satisfy him during his time at Bath Rugby.

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Whirling dervish Lewis Moody puts down his roots in Bath

Spend a few moments in the company of Lewis Moody and a contrast presents itself.

Before your eyes is a softly spoken, naturally modest and mild-mannered bloke, who is a fraction absent-minded. But in your mind is the flaxen-haired whirling dervish of the rugby pitch, the terror of fly-halves the world over.


TOM BRADSHAW: Bath Rugby's new strategy calls for guts rather than grace

Jonny Fa'amatuainu's exit from The Rec not only represents the departure of a flamboyant character from Bath Rugby. More significantly, it is symbolic of a departure in strategy that has been brewing at the club for half a year.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Follow the link below to see some amazing photos of the Bath boys in pre-season training from photographer Dean McLachlan...

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Another Moody video interview..

England flanker Lewis Moody says he is "hugely excited" about being part of a new era at Bath.

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VIDEO: Lewis Moody gives his first interview at Bath Rugby

England captain Lewis Moody is hungry for more silverware as he begins his first week of training as a Bath Rugby player.

The flanker gave his first press conference at The Rec today - and was a disarming blend of humility, humour and determination.

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Monday, 26 July 2010

It's official...Jonny off to the Scarlets!

Bath Rugby can now confirm that Jonny Fa'amatuainu will be going on loan to the Scarlets for the 2010/11 season with immediate effect.

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Friday, 23 July 2010

Is today the day for the Bath Rugby captain announcement?

Last night after lots of different discussions with fans on twitter, Luke Watson sign off with this 'tweet':


"Thanks for the great feedback and discussions today. I love learning from each other! Tomorrow we might chat about leadership.... night ;)"


Read into this what you want but my gut feeling is Luke Watson will be named Bath Rugby captain today and that would be brilliant news!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Summer switch gets the juices flowing for Vesty


New signing Sam Vesty says his "juices are flowing" at the prospect of playing Bath Rugby's expansive game.

Vesty left Leicester Tigers over the summer after eight years. As he left his hometown club, Leicester captain Geordan Murphy joshingly called him 'posh' for heading to Bath – but the 28-year-old is convinced he has made the right move.


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Bath coach Davis: "It's our responsibility to succeed"

The money ploughed into Bath Rugby by new chairman Bruce Craig means the players and coaches have a "massive responsibility" to perform on the pitch, admits assistant coach Brad Davis.


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It's a family affair for Bath Rugby prop Lilley

Not many props have dads who are prepared to go head-to-head with them.

But Bath Rugby front- rower Mark Lilley is lucky enough to have former Bath first-teamer Chris Lilley as his father.


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Bath Rugby's Caryl is called up by Wales

Bath Rugby Ladies prop Caryl Thomas has been named by Wales women's head coach Jason Lewis in his IRB Women's Rugby World Cup squad.


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TOM BRADSHAW: Do not doubt that Bath Rugby can lift title

The absolute conviction of one's impending success is the mentality that every professional sportsman strives to attain before he hears the starter's gun, the first whistle or before the lights turn to green.


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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Bath's Butch James could miss season's opener at Leeds

Bath fly-half Butch James is likely to miss his side's opening game at Leeds after being called up by the Springboks for the Tri-Nations series.

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Bath Rugby to face Biarritz in Heineken Cup opener

Bath Rugby will take on last season’s defeated finalists Biarritz at The Rec in a juicy start to their forthcoming Heineken Cup campaign.

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Monday, 19 July 2010

Capacity boost for Bath Rugby at The Rec

Bath Rugby will be able to boost the capacity of The Rec to 12,300 next season.

The Charity Commission has approved the use of land not covered by the club’s main lease at The Rec for a temporary stand for another year.

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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Extension of IPL Stand Granted

Bath Rugby are pleased to announce that the Charity Commission has renewed the extension to the IPL Stand for the season 2010-11. Along with some successful planning applications recently received, this will mean a rise in capacity at The Rec to 12,300.

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BTRV: It's a privilege for Williams

Academy graduate Ben Williams talks to Bath Rugby TV about his delight at being promoted to the First Team and all the challenges and responsibilities that come with it.

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Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bath chance excites new-boy Tom Biggs

Winger Tom Biggs says he has waited a long time for the chance to join a club like Bath.

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Lee Mears backed to bounce back from England snub

Head coach Steve Meehan believes hooker Lee Mears' omission from the England Elite Player Squad will see him produce his best form for Bath Rugby.

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Summer schedule is not a piece of cake for Bath Rugby squad

Bath Rugby is taking a smidgen of inspiration from weight-loss television programmes as the club seeks to whip players into shape for the start of the Aviva Premiership, writes Tom Bradshaw .

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Is the Jacques Boussuge the next Bath Rugby signing??

According to Malco (ERE editor), he has been in contact with Jacques Boussuge from Montpellier and he is keen to make the switch to the Rec.

Quote - Malco(13th July): He is leaving Montpellier because of club politics and has told his agent that he would love to come to Bath. His agent has been in touch with Bath but they haven't had a definitive response yet. He essentially seems to be saying "please come and get me"!

Quote - Malco (14th July): I have received another message from Jacques this morning. He says he doesn't want lots of money, he just wants to play rugby. He loves Bath and played here in the challenge cup in 2006/2007. He has great respect for Smee and for Bendy, who he played against at u21 level. He is essentially saying "come and get me", but also seems to be saying that he doesn't have much faith in his agent

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Bath coach Brad Davis excited by new arrivals - Radio interview

Bath coach Brad Davis tells BBC Radio Bristol the club's new signings are settling in well.

Follow this link to hear the full interview from the BBC

Bath yet to decide on captaincy

Bath are still to decide who will captain the team next season, coach Brad Davis says.

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No summer cobwebs in Bath

Aviva Premiership outfits are getting back into the swing of things and one team that is currently way ahead of their early-season schedule is Bath.

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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

LV groups and fixtures

LV= Cup 2010/11

Pool 1: Leicester Tigers, London Wasps, Newcastle Falcons, Cardiff Blues
Pool 2: Saracens, London Irish, Leeds Carnegie, Dragons
Pool 3: Northampton Saints, Gloucester Rugby, Sale Sharks, Scarlets
Pool 4: Bath Rugby, Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs, Ospreys

Round 1 (weekend of November 6, 2010)
Bath Rugby v Cardiff Blues

Exeter Chiefs v London Wasps
Newcastle Falcons v Ospreys
Leicester Tigers v Harlequins
Sale Sharks v London Irish
Saracens v Northampton Saints
Dragons v Gloucester Rugby
Scarlets v Leeds Carnegie

Round 2 (weekend of November 13, 2010)
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons
London Wasps v Bath Rugby
Cardiff Blues v Exeter Chiefs
Ospreys v Leicester Tigers
Gloucester Rugby v Saracens
Leeds Carnegie v Sale Sharks
Northampton Saints v Dragons
London Irish v Scarlets

Round 3 (weekend of January 29, 2011)
Exeter Chiefs v Leicester Tigers
London Wasps v Harlequins
Bath Rugby v Newcastle Falcons
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys
Leeds Carnegie v Gloucester Rugby
Sale Sharks v Dragons
London Irish v Northampton Saints
Scarlets v Saracens

Round 4 (weekend of February 5, 2011)
Leicester Tigers v Bath Rugby

Newcastle Falcons v Exeter Chiefs
Ospreys v London Wasps
Harlequins v Cardiff Blues
Gloucester Rugby v London Irish
Saracens v Sale Sharks
Northampton Saints v Leeds Carnegie
Dragons v Scarlets

Semi-finals (weekend of March 12 2011, venue TBC)
Final (weekend of March 19 2011, venue TBC)

Here comes Jonny to Scarlets

THE Scarlets are poised to land their first capture of the close season with the arrival of Bath's Samoan back-rower Jonny Faamatuainu
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Monday, 12 July 2010

Full Premiership fixtures with TV coverage (Sky and ESPN)

Follow the link below for a full list of fixtures and the ESPN and Sky coverage up to October!

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Sky Sports' live Aviva Premiership fixtures.

Sky Sports' live Aviva Premiership fixtures include:

Date Game Competition
Sun 5 Northampton v  Leicester (3pm) Aviva Premiership
Sat 11 Harlequins v Northampton (1.30pm) Aviva Premiership
Sat 18 London Wasps v Leicester (3.05pm) Aviva Premiership
Sat 25 Newcastle v London Irish (5.15pm) Aviva Premiership
Fri 1 Bath v Gloucester (8.05pm) Aviva Premiership
Sat 23 Exeter v London Irish (5.15pm) Aviva Premiership
Sat 30 Gloucester v Leicester (1.15pm) Aviva Premiership

Friday, 9 July 2010

Butch on the bench for SA

Butch James has been selected on the bench for the South Africa Vs All Blacks, at Eden Park, Saturday July 10, kick-off 8.35am.
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Thursday, 8 July 2010

'Bath should keep faith with captain Claassens' says England legend Dawson

World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson believes Michael Claassens should continue to skipper Bath Rugby this coming season.
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Olly Barkley takes a break after surprise England snub

Olly Barkley marked his surprise omission from both the England elite player squad and the England Saxons set-up by heading off on his holidays.
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Fun for all the family at Edinburgh match

Bath Rugby will hold a family fun day to coincide with their final friendly of the pre-season.
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TOM BRADSHAW: Meehan has an embarrassment of riches

Who would you pick as Bath Rugby captain for the forthcoming season? It's likely to be the main topic of conversation in all rugby-minded bars in the city as the start of the new campaign beckons. But if you want an answer, then I recommend thinking in terms of a hair salon rather than an ale house.
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Meehan is waiting for right man

Steve Meehan has the funds available to add to his Bath squad – but will only make a further signing if "the right person" becomes available.
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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

New Bath Rugby training wear

Some new Bath shirts are now avaliable from the Bath Rugby shop..
Adult Team Captains Run Shirt 10/11
Captains Run Shirt
Adult Team Training Shirt 10/11
Training Shirt
What do we think?

Monday, 5 July 2010

BATH RUGBY: Wadworth agree three-year sponsorship deal

DEVIZES brewers Wadworth have agreed a major sponsorship with Guinness Premiership Bath.
The sponsorship between the Recreation Ground side and the family-run brewery, will run over three years.
Wadworth chairman Charles Bartholomew, with players (l-r) Sam Vesty, Luke Watson and Michael Claasens
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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Pre-season Friendly and Family Fun Day - at the Rec

Bath Rugby will welcome last season's Heineken Cup rivals, Edinburgh, back to the Rec on Saturday 21st August as the finale of our pre-season calendar.

Bath Rugby

Friday, 2 July 2010

The season ahead - what can we expect?

If it were possible to award a trophy for the best closed season performance by a Guinness Premiership team, I have no doubt that Bath Rugby are the runaway winners this year.


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Barkley left out!!!!

Olly Barkley has been left out of Englands EPS squad and the Saxons squad which proves what a joke the England set up is!!

Congratuations to the Bath players that did make the cut:

EPS Squad:
Lewis Moody
David Wilson
Matt Banahan
Shontayne Hape

Saxons Squad:
Duncan Bell
Lee Mears
Nick Abendanon

Full Squads

Bath ace Hooper offers helping hand to Downers

Bath Rugby star Stuart Hooper will help Combe Down RFC juniors kick-off their pre-season training and recruitment programme on Thursday, July 8.

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TOM BRADSHAW: Bruce plays his cards right

As I stepped out of the scorching summer sun and into the cool of Farleigh House's grand hallway, I could dimly make out a silhouetted figure flitting among the shadows at the top of the staircase. It was only when a greeting emanated from those darkened recesses that I could be certain who it was.

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Meehan relieved to have Sir Ian on board at Bath Rugby

Head coach Steve Meehan admits Sir Ian McGeechan's arrival has come of something of a relief.
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McGeechan aims to set new standard at Bath Rugby

The vastly experienced coach was confirmed yesterday as Bath's new performance director, a role which will see him nurture the club's young talent and act as a sounding board to head coach Steve Meehan.

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