Pre-season training has started in earnest here at Farleigh House and to celebrate this fact our new 2011/12 training wear iwill be available in store tomorrow.
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs
London Irish v Harlequins
Newcastle Falcons v Bath Rugby
Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby
Saracens v London Wasps
Worcester Warriors v Sale Sharks
Bath Rugby v Saracens
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons
Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors
Harlequins v Northampton Saints
London Wasps v Leicester Tigers
Sale Sharks v London Irish
Full fixture list:
Stuart Hooper says he is braced for leadership responsibilities as Bath Rugby’s preparations for the 2011-12 season get under way.
The 29-year-old lock, who is beginning a new three-year deal with the club he joined in 2008, believes Bath need to become more stubborn – especially at home – if silverware is to come their way.
Plans for the redevelopment of the Recreation Ground in the centre of Bath could be submitted by the autumn.
Bath Rugby Club wants to move the pitch about 40m to make room to rebuild the stand along the riverside.
In return, the club intends to give land at their training ground at Lambridge back to the city.
Bristol Rugby and Bath Rugby have agreed the loan of a trio of young promising players ahead of the 2011/12 campaign.
Flanker Josh Ovens, centre Ollie Woodburn and scrum-Half Matt Keyte will join Head Coach Liam Middleton’s new-look squad for pre-season training. Ovens joins on a season-long loan while Woodburn and Keyte will be dual-registered.
Four Bath Rugby players have been named in England's 45-man preliminary World Cup training squad.
Lewis Moody, Davey Wilson, Lee Mears and Matt Banahan are all in contention for places on the plane to New Zealand in the autumn, but full-back Nick Abendanon was surprisingly omitted by team boss Martin Johnson.
"When I was 20, I thought a president of a rugby club just spilt beer down his front and talked absolute garbage," says David Trick, the new president of Bath Rugby in an interview with Bath Chronicle this week.
A maverick possessed with a sharp wit and a slightly anarchic streak, the man they call Tricky has finally made the transition from enfant terrible to rugby club 'blazer'.
UNDER-20S Bath Rugby scrum-half Chris Cook and former King Edward's School pupil Henry Thomas helped England win their opening two matches of the Junior World Championships.
Sale Sharks prop Thomas scored a try in the 33-25 campaign opener against Ireland, while Cook started in the number nine shirt.
Cook & Thomas Help England Start in Style
Attwood's Cup Hopes Hit by Injury
Solicitor in Brush With Death on Kilimanjaro
Clubs are Held Back in Europe
Sevens Spectacular in Store at Keynsham
Students Treated to Saxons Session
St Martins Tops at Tag Tournament
Rec Trust Chief Upset by Friends Reaction
Cherrie's Shareholder Will Not be Bullied Over Cap
Squad Ready to Move into Farleigh Base
Presidency is Just The Trick for Legend
Letters from Peter Downey, Peter Gayton and GGL
Rec Residents Group Snub New Man in Charge
IPL has announced it will extend its relationship with Bath Rugby under new terms.
The new agreement takes the partnership between the two organisations into its third year. Having initially served as Bath's main sponsor during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 rugby seasons, with logo placement on the front of the player’s shirts, IPL's latest deal with the club sees the software development company become the team's official business partner for the 2011/12 Aviva Premiership season.
A lot was made of what a physically intimidating specimen Butch James was when he played in the Premiership.
But it seems that the man who is in the frame to replace the sturdy South African in the number ten shirt at The Rec could be even more, well, butch.
Pack Key to Cup Dream Says Evans
Donald Fits Bill as Bath Close in on Butch Replacement
Craig is Confident of Qualification
Attwood not certain of Preliminary Squad Place
Pupils Show Off Tag TalentsSevens is Set for Rec
Bath have signed New Zealand fly-half Stephen Donald, BBC Sport understands.
The 27-year-old is believed to have signed a two-and-half-year contract and will arrive at the Premiership outfit in November.
He has 22 caps and is expected to be part of the All Blacks' World Cup squad, which is announced in July.
The Bath Chronicle’s rugby writer Tom Bradshaw has been voted the best sports journalist in the south west for the second year running.
Tom, who is also our business editor, took the title at the EDF Energy South West Media Awards yesterday.
The Chronicle’s sports editor Neil Beck was also nominated for the award.