Saturday, 29 March 2014

Bath Rugby Statement on Charity Tribunal (Lower) Decision

Whilst the recent Charity Tribunal decision is unhelpful, we remain committed to securing the long-term future of the Rec, not only as a permanent home for Bath Rugby, but also as a real asset to the City.

We remain focused on our proposals to provide a world-class sporting, community and cultural venue, proposals which have been overwhelmingly supported by people in and around Bath. We will therefore do everything possible to give the people of Bath what they want, rather than allowing the views of a small minority to prevent the realisation of a project supported by the vast majority.

We will be proceeding with our planning application for redevelopment on our existing site and are working with The Recreation Ground Trust on next steps.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Semesa Rokoduguni
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Guy Mercer
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Nathan Catt
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Dominic Day
20. Carl Fearns
21. Micky Young
22. Gavin Henson
23. Horacio Agulla

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Bath Rugby team to face London Irish

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Semesa Rokoduguni
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Nathan Catt
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Dominic Day
20. Guy Mercer
21. Micky Young
22. Gavin Henson
23. Horacio Agulla

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Stringer extends Bath contract

98 times capped Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer has signed a new one year contract with Bath Rugby, the Club are delighted to announce.

Still playing with the same tenacity and quick-thinking he displayed on the international stage for so long, Stringer has put his experience to good use this season, particularly in guiding the talented young backline with expert precision.
“Bath is a great place to be at the moment”, commented Stringer. “There’s a lot of hugely exciting young players in the squad, and it’s a group that’s really building towards a bright future. I feel I still have a lot of rugby in me, and still enjoy getting out there and training and playing with the lads. I’m looking forward to the rest of this season and next, and seeing how far we can go.”

Mike Ford, Bath Head Coach, added: “Strings brings a lot of experience to our relatively young squad, and his absolute professionalism sets a great example to them. He’s not lost any of his enthusiasm or ability, making him a real asset for us, and we’re thrilled he’s agreed to stay for another year.”

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Gavin Henson
11. Horacio Agulla
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Martin Roberts
1. Nathan Catt
2. Eusebio Guinazu
3. Juan Pablo Orlandi
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Matt Garvey
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Anthony Perenise
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Mat Gilbert
20. Francois Louw
21. Peter Stringer
22. Ben Williams
23. Matt Banahan

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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Koster switches to Bristol Rugby

Bath Rugby can today confirm that back row Nick Koster will be joining Bristol Rugby on a permanent basis.

Koster has impressed for the GKIPA Championship side whilst there on a season long loan and, when the offer of a full-time switch came up, it was agreed by all parties to be the best way forward.

Commenting on the move, Koster said: "I've really enjoyed my time at Bath, and am thankful for the opportunity the Club gave me in coming over to England to further my career. I'm looking forward now to kicking-on with Bristol and hopefully helping them push on this season and beyond."
Bath Head Coach Mike Ford added: "Nick is a good young player who has done very well for Bristol this season. The possibility of him moving there beyond this season came up, and it was felt by all involved that it would be a good option. We are confident Nick will be a great asset for Bristol and wish him all the best there."

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