Bath Rugby


BATH’S England winger Joe Cokanasiga could be facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the Six Nations. The 21-year-old suffered knee ligament damage in Bath’s Champions Cup defeat by Leinster at the weekend. The Premiership club say they expect the powerful back to return to action by early January, but …

JOE COKANASIGA returned from England duty to score a late try and earn Bath a 7-7 with Sale Sharks at the Rec on Sunday. The sides played out the first scoreless Premiership first half for two-and-a-half years. Sale’s Denny Solomona thought he had scored in the 39th minute but the try was disallowed after Cokanasiga …

BATH Rugby have re-signed utility back James Wilson until the end of the season. The 35-year-old New Zealander made 20 appearances for the club in 2017/18 after joining from Northampton Saints. He has been playing back in New Zealand for Southland but is now heading back for the Premiership. Bath’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder …

A HOST of West Country players have been named in the England Under-20 training squad for the 2018/19 season. Head coach Steve Bates has selected 45 players to attend a development camp. The camp will take place at Loughborough University from this Friday until Sunday. It will give pathway coaches an opportunity to assess players …

BATH players Will Britton and Sam Nixon have joined Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie on loan. Lock Britton had a spell at Headingley at the start of last season, making seven appearances, and Carnegie were keen for him to return as they look to move off the foot of the Championship table. Former Plymouth Albion prop …

INJURY has ruled Exeter Chiefs winger Jack Nowell out of Saturday’s Quilter International match against Australia at Twickenham. The Cornishman has been struggling with a hamstring problem and his absence hands Bath’s Joe Cokanasiga a second start for his country. Nowell’s Exeter team-mates Henry Slade and Ben Moon do come back into England’s starting line-up …

BATH winger Joe Cokanasiga will make his England debut against Japan on Saturday as head coach Eddie Jones makes 11 changes for the third Quilter International at Twickenham Stadium (3pm). Exeter’s Jack Nowell (pictured) will get a chance to try and impress at centre, alongside Saracens’ Alex Lozowki, while Chris Ashton moves from the right …

FOUR of Bath Rugby’s key senior players have agreed contract extensions. Anthony Watson, Charlie Ewels, Nathan Catt and Elliott Stooke have all signed long-term deals with the Club. The news follows Taulupe Faletau, Semesa Rokoduguni, Zach Mercer and Beno Obano all confirming their future remains with the Blue, Black and Whites. Director of rugby Todd …

League Tables

Premiership
P
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Saracens990031418642
2Exeter980128817040
3Gloucester951324619828
4Wasps950422326024
5Harlequins940522220824
6Bath932418922019
7Bristol930621827218
8Leicester930621429218
9Worcester930621121417
10Northampton930620621417
11Sale931516020916
12Newcastle Falcons930616221015
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish9801326149739
2Ealing9702321256735
3Jersey RFC9603274173832
4Nottingham9603257221630
5Bedford Blues9603236234630
6Cornish Pirates95042802401030
7Coventry9405177245521
8London Scottish9306203260618
9Doncaster9306220245517
10Richmond9306201218416
11Hartpury College9207155270311
12Yorkshire Carnegie910813527437