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 …

League Tables

Premiership
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Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts.
1Exeter22170563043886
2Saracens22160664444078
3Gloucester22131858751568
4Northampton221101159052156
5Harlequins221001254452856
6Bath221021048148056
7Sale22112946250455
8Wasps221001248355251
9Bristol22911250358051
10Worcester22901349155746
11Leicester22701547863241
12Newcastle Falcons22601639554131
12London Irish22301938565122
Championship
POS
TEAM
P
W
D
L
F
A
BP
PTS
1London Irish2220028353401999
2Ealing2217057335031886
3Bedford Blues2213096326031769
4Jersey Reds22120105544421563
5Cornish Pirates22100125565071959
6Yorkshire Carnegie22110114755491155
7Nottingham22101115085971052
8Coventry2291124976371351
9London Scottish2280144686161143
10Doncaster2280145466171042
11Hartpury RFC227015415634836
12Richmond226016430604933