Monday, 31 October 2011

Sir Ian McGeechan wants video at all games after Bath win over London Irish

Sir Ian McGeechan has called for the introduction of video technology at every Aviva Premiership game after his Bath side benefited from the presence of live television cameras at the Madejski Stadium in their 13-12 victory.


All Black World Cup hero Donald reeled back in from another fishing trip by Bath

For the second time in a month Stephen Donald will cut short a fishing trip and answer an SOS call from his head coach.

The fourth-choice All Black fly-half kicked the World Cup-winning penalty for New Zealand at Eden Park last weekend. Now this week he will swap the Waikato river for the Rec when he arrives in Bath to join up with his new team-mates.


LIVE COVERAGE: Bath v Exeter United

Exeter United travel to Bath tonight for this A League fixture.

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Bath United team to face Exeter - including Olly Barkley at 12...

Bath United v Exeter Chiefs, 7.30pm Monday


15. Ed Hainsworth

14. Nick Scott

13. Ben Mosses

12. Olly Barkley

11. Alex Brown

10. Paul Roberts

9. Mark McMillan

1. David Flatman (Capt)

2. Will Tanner

3. Duncan Bell

4. Will Spencer

5. Nick Morris

6. Andy Beattie

7. Joe Buckle

8. Will Skuse



16. Max Anderson (FR)

17. Charlie Beech (FR),

18. Kane Palma-Newport (FR)

19. Jamie Collins

20. James Tyas

21. Chris Cook

22. Brad Barnes

23. George Drury

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bath Rugby squeeze home against London Irish with late Sam Vesty penalty

A late Sam Vesty penalty gave Bath Rugby a one-point victory over London Irish in a nerve-jangling Aviva Premiership clash.
Bath took a first-half lead thanks to a Vesty try, but Irish hit back after the break through Tom Homer's boot.

A Dave Attwood try midway through the second period put Bath into a 10-6 lead, but Vesty was again unable to add the conversion.


Abendanon full of praise for Woodburn ahead of Irish clash

Nick Abendanon says that the Bath back three are being kept on their toes by the rapid rise of academy wing man Olly Woodburn.

Nineteen-year-old Woodburn has caught the eye over the past fortnight, touching down in both LV= Cup games and setting up a number of other scores.


Friday, 28 October 2011

Bath Rugby team to face London Irish

KO 2.30pm live on ESPN

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Matt Carraro
12. Matt Banahan
11. Tom Biggs
10. Sam Vesty
9. Michael Claassens
1. Nathan Catt
2. Lee Mears
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Stuart Hooper (c)
5. Dave Attwood
6. Ben Skirving
7. Guy Mercer
8. Simon Taylor


16. Ross Batty
17. Charlie Beech
18. David Wilson
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Andy Beattie
21. Chris Cook
22. Paul Roberts
23. Jack Cuthbert

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Profile - Guy Mercer

A combative, hard hitting flanker, Guy Mercer was promoted from the Bath Rugby Academy to the senior squad at the beginning of this season.

A Bath boy through and through, he used to spend his Saturday's watching the team he is now running out for.

Read the full profile now...

Quins next up at the Rec

Bath Rugby entertain Harlequins at the Rec on Saturday 5th November, Kick off 2:15pm, in round 8 of the Aviva Premiership.

After a great, unbeaten start to the season Harlequins are currently top of the premiership and the Bath Rugby boys are keen to ensure the visitors run of good form ends at the Rec. With all the World Cup players back, training has been fierce with places up for grabs in the first team and following on from 2 big wins in the LV= Cup, all the players and coaches are keen to continue those good performances in the premiership.


This weeks Chronicle articles on Bath Rugby...

Francois Louw's Premiership debut could be delayed as he recovers from a head injury suffered following an illegal hit by Worcester's Sam Betty.
Warriors flanker Betty was sin-binned for a shoulder charge in the closing minutes of Bath Rugby's comprehensive weekend win.

Louw was treated by medics on the pitch before playing on but was later diagnosed with mild concussion.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Kyle Eastmond closes in on Bath debut

New Bath signing Kyle Eastmond is nearing a return to fitness, according to coach Brad Davis.

Eastmond, 22, agreed to leave St Helens and switch codes to join the Premiership club back in March.

He was due to arrive at The Rec straight after the Super League season finished but his debut has been delayed because of a groin injury.


Bath Rugby comment on Lewis Moody's international retirement

Bath Rugby would like to add their well wishes to flanker, Lewis Moody, who announced his retirement from international rugby at the weekend.


LV Cup video highlights: Bath Rugby V Worcester

Monday, 24 October 2011

Donald to arrive in Bath in a couple of weeks!

"I am still going to Bath and will cross that bridge in a couple of weeks," he said. "I would love to come back and play for the All Blacks and I am going to get there halfway through the first of my two years. I know that you don't get picked while playing overseas. I'll give Geech a call in a few days and say the plane may be a bit late!"


Sam Vesty and Lee Mears look back at the Worcester Game

Sam Vesty chats to BRtv about the 46-13 win against Worcester and Lee Mears tells us that it's 'good to be home'.

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Rugby World Cup 2011: Stephen Donald goes from zero to hero as New Zealand finally win World Cup

Bath-bound Stephen Donald was the toast of New Zealand last night after kicking the goal that won the Rugby World Cup.Two weeks after putting down his beer and fishing net to answer an SOS from the All Blacks, the fly-half came to their rescue for a second time.He wasn't even supposed to be in the squad let alone on the pitch at Eden Park helping the sport's number one team end 24 years of hurt.


Moody quits England as he hits out at team-mates

Two World Cup finals and one depressing World Cup misfire into his long, body-busting tour of duty as a professional rugby player, Lewis Moody ended his international career yesterday, leaving England in need of a captain – and, far more urgently, of an open-side flanker capable of mixing it with the best breakaway forwards in the sport.


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Bath Rugby's LV group after 2 rounds

Moody calls time on England

Lewis Moody has announced his retirement from international rugby following England's disappointing World Cup campaign.

The 33-year-old flanker captained England in their quarter-final defeat to France, which proved to the last of his 71 Test caps.

The Bath veteran made his England debut in 2001, skippering his country 11 times and scoring nine tries in an international career ravaged by a succession of injuries.


Saturday, 22 October 2011


Bath's thoughts turned swiftly back to Aviva Premiership business after a 46-13 win over Worcester put them on course to get out of LV= Cup Pool 1.

Coach Brad Davis says that in the minds of the coaching team, they have already "put the competition to bed" for three months until the next round of games against Northampton and Exeter.


Bath Rugby put Warriors to the sword in LV= Cup thrashing

Bath Rugby 46, Worcester Warriors 13

Bath Rugby sit pretty at the top of their LV= Cup pool after subjecting Worcester Warriors to a seven-try thumping at The Rec.
It was the second week on the trot that Bath scored 46 points – and it leaves them with a full house of 10 championship points from their opening two LV= fixtures.


Friday, 21 October 2011

Bath Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors

15. Jack Cuthbert
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Dan Hipkiss
12. Matt Banahan
11. Nick Abendanon
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Chris Cook
1. Nathan Catt
2. Ross Batty
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Will Spencer
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Andy Beattie (c)
7. Francois Louw
8. Ben Skirving

16. Lee Mears
17. Charlie Beech
18. David Wilson
19. Stuart Hooper
20. Lewis Moody
21. Matt Keyte
22. Sam Vesty
23. Tom Biggs

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Bath centre Olly Barkley close to return from injury

Bath centre Olly Barkley is closing in on a return to action, seven months after breaking his leg.

The 29-year-old had hoped to play in the LV= Cup against Worcester on Saturday and wrote on Twitter last week: "Hoping, all being well, to get some time off the bench next week!".


This weeks Chronicle articles on Bath Rugby...

Martin Haag says he and the rest of the Bath Rugby coaches face a selection conundrum over the next week as they seek to settle on their best starting XV.

With the squad buttressed by the return a six World Cup stars, and with key players also on the cusp of returning from injury, the first-team coach says competition is coming to the boil.

Moreover, a strong display by the club's academy players in Saturday's 46-16 thrashing of Newport Gwent Dragons has added another variable to the selection equation.

Saturday's home showdown with Worcester Warriors in the LV= Cup (2.15pm) is being treated as important in its own right by Bath, particularly after their bonus point win in South Wales put them top of their group.


Selection Battle Hotting Up for Coaches
Youthful Exuberance Slays Dragons
Amateur Side Make Lambridge Return
Beech Predicts Bright Furue as Young Guns Star
Letter by W Williamson

Mercer Happy to Compete With International Names
Injury Was a Pain in the Neck But I Was in Great Hands
Cup Win Heaped More Woe On Welsh
We Can Challenge on Three Fronts

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

It’s VitaMo - VitaMan supports Movember

VitaMan is proud to announce it is supporting Movember this year with events and competitions. VitaMan has launched team VitaMo captained by Bath Rugby star David Flatman and be supported by several of David Bath Rugby Colleagues (including the VitaMan team). The month long celebration will culminate in the VitaMo Awards Party.

About Movember

Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men and women across the globe join together to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues - specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Men sporting Movember Mo’s in effect, become walking talking billboards for the 30 days of November raising funds and much needed awareness around the often ignored issues of men’s health. In 2010, over 111,825 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne Australia in 2003, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate.


As the Official Grooming Supplier for Bath Rugby, VitaMan is organizing events at home games on 5th November and the activity culminates in a team shave off on 3rd December. By joining the VitaMo team, there is a competition for Man of Movember and several other “Mo” categories and you also stand a chance to win a place at the VitaMo Awards Party.

Everyone who purchases VitaMan shave products throughout this period or joins the VitaMo Movember team will automatically enter a free prize draw to win a signed Bath Rugby shirt and rugby ball.

On Movember 1st Mo Bros start the month clean shaven, then grow and groom their moustache all month long

Did you know…?
• 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK – one man is diagnosed every 15 minutes
• A man will die from prostate cancer every hour - more than 10,000 men will die of the disease this year in the UK
• Occurrences of prostate cancer in men are comparable to the rates of breast cancer in women
• Testicular cancer in the UK affects men between the ages of 20 and 50. There were 1,990 men diagnosed with the disease in 2007

For more information on how to register for Movember and how VitaMan is helping to support Movember, visit here

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

VitaMan is the new official grooming partner of Bath Rugby

VitaMan, the natural and high performance men’s grooming range is delighted to announce a new partnership agreement with Bath Rugby for the 2011/2012 season. Bath Rugby is one of the games most historic and successful clubs and home to many of the world’s elite rugby players including England internationals Lewis Moody, Matt Banahan and Lee Mears. Bath Rugby was recently bought by Bruce Craig who has ambitions to make the club a leading force in world club rugby.

The deal incorporating advertising, branding, and hospitality is the first of its kind for VitaMan in the UK and indicates the commitment to the brands ongoing growth and success in the male grooming market. The partnership will enable the VitaMan brand to reach a new and wider audience, with Bath Rugby appearing regularly on TV and in the National Press with the logo visible around the ground.

VitaMan will supply personal products to all players and coaching staff throughout the season; provide professional product for the new state of the art training ground at Farleigh House and provide product for home matches held at the historic Recreation Ground (The Rec). With VitaMan’s UK office based on the outskirts of Bath, it is also a great opportunity to connect with the local community and educate the club supporters. Initiatives will include regular educational features in match day programmes and an awareness campaign during ‘Movember’ (the month formerly known as November). Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November that raises funds and awareness for men's health. VitaMan has created a mo-growing team for the event and the aptly named VitaMo team is captained by Bath Rugby player, David Flatman.

Neil Owen Director of VitaMan UK says “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bath Rugby for the season as it allows us to communicate the benefits of male grooming to both fans and professional athletes. Educating men on how to better look after themselves has always been core to the brand strategy and partnering with Bath Rugby is a fantastic vehicle to help deliver this message. We look forward to a successful season.”

For more info click here

Monday, 17 October 2011

Highlights from Dragons V Bath Rugby...

Jack Cuthbert and Mark Lilley reflect on a clinical win over Newport Gwent Dragons and there are some highlights thrown in for good measure.

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Rob Howley next Bath Rugby head coach!?

Gatland is set to change his coaching team after returning home. Rob Howley, who is in charge of the attack, has been linked with the head coach's position at Bath, while the defence coach Shaun Edwards said on Sunday that his contract with Wales would finish after the weekend.


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Sunday, 16 October 2011

McMillan injury blow for Bath

Bath boss Sir Ian McGeechan is awaiting further news on the condition of Mark McMillan after the scrum-half suffered a neck injury in Saturday's Anglo-Welsh Cup win over the Newport Gwent Dragons.


LV Cup Table Pool 1

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Bath Rugby put seven past Newport Gwent Dragons

Bath Rugby scored seven tries in their opening fixture of the LV= Cup at Rodney Parade, to secure a bonus point 16-46 victory over Newport Gwent Dragons


Friday, 14 October 2011

Bath Rugby team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

15. Jack Cuthbert
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Matt Carraro
12. Matt Banahan
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Mark McMillan
1 Charlie Beech
2 Ross Batty
3 Mark Lilley
4 Will Spencer
5 Dave Attwood
6 Andy Beattie (c)
7 Guy Mercer
8 Simon Taylor


16 Will Tanner
17 Nathan Catt
18 Anthony Perenise
19 Ryan Caldwell
20 Will Skuse
21 Chris Cook
22 Paul Roberts
23 Nick Abendanon

Thursday, 13 October 2011

This Weeks Chronicle articles on Bath Rugby...

Bath Rugby are poised to make few changes for Saturday's trip to Newport Gwent Dragons in the LV= Cup (2.30pm), with director of rugby Sir Ian McGeechan relishing a renewal of Anglo- Welsh rivalry.

Bath have had to make do with a squad of just 28 so far this season due to World Cup absentees and injuries. Apart from the addition in training this week of Samoa prop Anthony Perenise and former rugby league half-back Kyle Eastmond, McGeechan is working with the same base of players.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Bath Rugby new boys Anthony Perenise & Kyle Eastmond chat to BRtv

Bath Rugby latest signings Anthony Perenise and Kyle Eastmond took time out from training to talk to BRtv about what the move to Bath means to them.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

NZ's 'been pretty tough' on Stephen Donald

Stephen Donald's Super 15 coach believes the country has been tough on the recalled All Black and says his experience will hold him in good stead if he needs to go onto the park at the Rugby World Cup.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Donald called up for All Blacks

Bath Rugby's summer signing, fly-half Stephen Donald has been called up to the All Blacks World Cup squad for the remainder of the tournament.


Friday, 7 October 2011

Possession rules

Bath centre Olly Barkley believes England are paying the price for their inability to put together phases of play at the World Cup.


Bath Rugby team to face London Wasps

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Matt Carraro
13. Dan Hipkiss
12. Ben Williams
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Michael Claassens
1. David Flatman (c)
2. Pieter Dixon
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Dave Attwood
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Ben Skirving
7. Guy Mercer
8. Simon Taylor


16. Ross Batty
17. Charlie Beech
18. Mark Lilley
19. Will Spencer
20. Andy Beattie
21. Mark McMillan
22. Paul Roberts
23. Jack Cuthbert

Thursday, 6 October 2011

This weeks Chronicle articles on Bath Rugby...

The last time Bath Rugby beat Leicester at The Rec in the Premiership, it required a last-gasp moment of magic from Butch James.

This time, it required the goal-kicking heroics of another fly-half, 19-year-old Tom Heathcote – and for a late penalty miss by the Tigers.


Sunday, 2 October 2011


Bath backs coach Brad Davis singled out speedy winger Tom Biggs for his two moments of inspiration that unlocked the Leicester defence in a nerve-racking 26-25 victory at the Recreation Ground.


Teenager Heathcote helps Bath Rugby to win over Leicester Tigers

Bath Rugby 26, Leicester Tigers 25

An assured display with the boot from 19-year-old Tom Heathcote on his home debut gave Bath Rugby the narrowest of wins in an error-ridden encounter with Leicester Tigers.


Saturday, 1 October 2011

Aviva league table Saturday 1st October 2011

Decision to take the plunge at Bath is paying off for Dan Hipkiss

Bath centre Dan Hipkiss is enjoying life out of the comfort zone.

Having spent nine years in the Leicester Tigers first team and another four coming through the youth set-up, the 29-year-old had known nothing but life at Welford Road.