Bath Rugby

WALES fly-half Rhys Priestland will leave Bath Rugby at the end of this season. Priestland moved to The Rec in 2015 and has made more than 60 appearances for the Premiership club. Bath’s director of rugby Todd Blackadder said: “Rhys has been an influential figure not only on the field but in his leadership off …

BATH flanker Sam Underhill is facing a race against time to be fit for England’s opening Six Nations match against Ireland. The 22-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage during Bath’s win over Leicester at the weekend. His club said in a statement on Wednesday: “Underhill sustained ligament damage to his ankle and further detail around his …

BATH beat Leicester 23-16 at the Rec on Sunday to move up to fifth in the Premiership table. Leicester had gone ahead when England winger Jonny May gathered a George Ford kick forward to touch down, but Bath responded with tries from Jamie Roberts and Nathan Catt to go in at the break 15-7 ahead. …

FREDDIE BURNS was Bath’s hero as they beat Wasps 24-14 at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday to move up to six in the Premiership table. Burns scored 19 points courtesy of a try, four penalties and a conversion in the Midlands. Fourth-placed Wasps, with only one victory in 12 matches, took the lead with a …

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 …

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