Bath Rugby


THERE will be four Exeter Chiefs players and three from Bath Rugby in England’s matchday squad for their opening Nat West Six Nations clash of the season against Italy on Sunday. Sam Simmonds will start his first-ever Six Nations clash at number eight as we wins his fourth cap in the back-row, whilst Chiefs’ team-mates …

When you look around the rugby landscape at players who you think might make the biggest impact in 2018, one name that jumps out at me is Charlie Ewels. As a second-row forward of considerable stature whose athleticism enables him to operate in the back row when needed as well, Ewels is highly rated by …

Levi Davis has signed an Academy contract with Bath. The explosive winger has been a regular in the Bath United team this season and scored on his first-team debut in the 26-22 victory against London Irish last month. Davis said: “I’m really excited to agree a contract with Bath. I’ve seen the likes of Beno …

The manner of Exeter’s comprehensive demolition of Bath at Sandy Park last week drew praise from many quarters, not least of all from within the visiting camp, with rugby director Todd Blackadder sportingly admitting his side had been “schooled” by the champion Chiefs. Despite a spirited late comeback that earned them a try-bonus point in …

Bath Rugby have confirmed that Josh Bayliss, Tom Ellis and Elliot Stooke have all signed contract extensions with the club. 20 year old, former Millfield School student, Bayliss will make the step into the senior squad for the 2018/19 season. Having made his Aviva Premiership debut in November against London Irish, Bayliss looks to continue …

Four Bath tries in the final 14 minutes rather took the gloss off what had been an outstanding Exeter Chiefs performance as they stretched their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership table to eight points. Bath, who turned up at Sandy Park in third place in the table and with only one defeat …

Could burgeoning Bath back rower Zach Mercer feel a tad disappointed at missing out on making his England Test debut against Samoa last weekend? In the eyes of many people he could, for having been summoned into England’s autumn squad by boss Eddie Jones as an ‘apprentice’ and in between times acquitting himself very well …

This Saturday Exeter Chiefs face Bath Rugby in a big West Country Derby. Exeter Chiefs last home defeat was against Bath, the Chiefs where 13-6 up when Bath’s Semesa Rokoduguni scored a 86th minute try which gave them the win. Exeter Chiefs this season are unbeaten in 8 matches in all competitions, this season they …

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