Bath Rugby


BATH flanker Sam Underhill will miss England’s Six Nations campaign after undergoing ankle surgery. The 22-year-old is expected to be out for up to three months. Underhill, who impressed for England in the autumn internationals, suffered the injury during Bath’s victory over Leicester Tigers on December 30. SEE SUNDAY’S PAPER FOR MORE BATH NEWS  

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 …

League Tables

Premiership
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
Newcastle Falcons11110033913651
Ealing Trailfinders1181240821640
Cornish Pirates1180329215638
Coventry1161428625333
Jersey Reds1160528324631
Ampthill1151527434727
Doncaster Knights1150618925023
Bedford Blues1140720022622
Hartpury College1140718924222
London Scottish1131720424522
Nottingham1140723019022
Yorkshire Carnegie1000111535401
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
PTS
1Newcastle Falcons13130061
2Ealing Trailfinders13101249
3Cornish Pirates1390443
4Coventry1371539
5Ampthill1371536
6Jersey Reds1360732
7Nottingham1360731
8Doncaster Knights1360728
9Bedford Blues1350826
10Hartpury University1340924
11London Scottish1331922
12Yorkshire Carnegie1300131