Bath Rugby

CRAIG LILLEY has been appointed as Bath Rugby’s new academy manager. Lilley is current head of rugby at King Edward’s School and will join the Premiership club in August ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. His role will be to lead the strategic direction and operational management of its regional player pathway. His appointment forms a …

BATH Rugby have confirmed that director of rugby Todd Blackadder will leave the club at the end of the season. Blackadder has been granted early release from his one-year contract extension in order to allow him to join Toshiba in Japan as head coach. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to lead the Blue, …

BATH forward Paul Grant will join Championships side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019/20 season. The number eight has made 46 appearances for Bath since joining them in 2016. Grant started his career with New Zealand provincial side Otago where he also captained them in a six-year period for his home town club. The 31-year-old, …

A HOST of West Country youngsters have been named in the England squad for this U18 Six Nations Festival which starts on Thursday. The festival is being hosted by England Rugby at Hartpury University and College will see three sets of fixtures at Gillman’s Ground, Sixways Stadium and Kingsholm. England will face Wales on Saturday, …

WALES international Rhys Priestland has signed a new two-year contract with Bath Rugby. Fly-half Priestland, who has 50 caps for his country, joined Bath ahead of the 2015/16 season and has made 74 appearances for the club, scoring more than 350 points. “This has always been an incredibly important contract for me at this stage of …

MAX CLARK has signed a new contract with Premiership club Bath. The academy product has made nearly 50 appearances for the club after making his first team debut in the 47-7 victory against London Welsh in 2014. A powerful and agile runner, Clark has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season and brings a …

EXETER Chiefs’ Rus Tuima will make his first England Under-20 start when they play Italy in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship at Bedford’s Goldington Road on Friday (7.45pm). Tuima, who is dual-registered with his home-town club Plymouth Albion, will line-up at number eight as head coach Steve Bates makes three changes to …

DAVE ATTWOOD and Jonathan Joseph are set to make milestone appearances for the Bath Rugby against Northampton Saints on Saturday at Franklin’s Gardens (2.45pm). Attwood will mark his 150th appearance for the club, whilst Joseph will bring up a century of appearances in the Blue, Black and White. Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas line-up either …

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