Monday, 31 August 2015

Day makes cut for Wales World Cup squad

Bath Rugby lock Dominic Day is heading to the Rugby World Cup with Wales after head coach Warren Gatland named him in their 31-man squad.The 30-year-old, who only made his Test debut earlier this month in a World Cup warm-up clash with Ireland, is one of five second-row options on the squad, with Wasps man Bradley Davies also among them.

Also included is Day's new teammate at the Rec, Rhys Priestland - one of three fly-halves alongside Dan Biggar and Bristol youngster Matthew Morgan.

Northampton Saints winger George North, who won his 50th Welsh cap on Saturday, takes his place in the squad alongside Harlequins-bound centre - and fellow British & Irish Lion - Jamie Roberts.

Exeter Chiefs prop Tomas Francis makes the cut after impressing Gatland during the Welsh training camps and links up with former Bath man Paul James in the front row.

There is, however, no place for Gloucester Rugby back rower Ross Moriarty, who made his Test debut this month.

Wales kick off their World Cup campaign against Uruguay in Cardiff on September 20 but things will soon get tougher, with Fiji, England and Australia also in Pool A.

Wales squad

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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Bath's Louw earns World Cup place

BATH flanker Francois Louw has been included in South Africa's 31-man World Cup squad.

Louw is recovering from a shoulder injury but has been named alongside the likes of cap centurions Victor Matfield, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers, with centre De Villiers captaining the Springboks.


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Stuart Lancaster hasn't gambled on Sam Burgess - he deserves to start

England coach has picked his four best centres and, what is more, Bath star should be in the XV in opener against Fiji

As soon as I had watched Sam Burgess make his debut at Twickenham against France just under two weeks ago, I knew that he had to be in the squad for the World Cup.

Some might say it is a brave decision, others might say it is a gamble, but not me. It was a certainty after that match. And entirely the correct decision.


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bath Rugby team and fixtures for tonight's 7's on BT sport

1. Siva Naulago
2. Owen Waters
3. Darren Atkins
4. Alex Humfries
5. Jack Maplesden
6. Alex O'Meara
7. Rob Coote
8. Apolosi Sokia
9. Scott Watkins
10. Zach Mercer
11. Adam Hastings ( c )
12. Shaquille Jack

Group B fixtures – Thursday 20th August - Kingsholm
19.15 - Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby
19.40 - Bath Rugby v London Irish
20.10- Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs
20.35 - Gloucester Rugby v London Irish
21.05 - Exeter Chiefs v London Irish
21.30 - Bath Rugby v Gloucester Rugby

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

All the detail you need to know from Bath Recreation Ground Trust's successful appeal...

On Thursday, the Recreation Ground Trust received the news that its appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber), heard in May, had been allowed.

As previous court and tribunal hearings regarding the famous piece of land have been over the years, the judgment handed down by Mr Justice Warren and Judge Alison McKenna is complex.


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