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.
1Exeter12100236122351
2Saracens12100237025847
3Harlequins1260630427333
4Gloucester1261529727932
5Sale1261524125229
6Wasps1260627732029
7Leicester1250729935529
8Bath1252525527128
9Northampton1250728527526
10Bristol1240827234124
11Worcester1240825529021
12Newcastle Falcons1230922430317
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish111001411166949
2Ealing11803358293840
3Bedford Blues11803286263638
4Jersey Reds117043292081038
5Cornish Pirates116053202581236
6Nottingham11614288277632
7Coventry11416209283624
8London Scottish11407228295622
9Doncaster11407265292521
10Richmond11308224292416
11Yorkshire Carnegie11308183309416
12Hartpury RFC11209168333311