Bath Rugby

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 …

THERE will be four Exeter Chiefs players and three from Bath Rugby in England’s matchday squad for their opening Nat West Six Nations clash of the season against Italy on Sunday. Sam Simmonds will start his first-ever Six Nations clash at number eight as we wins his fourth cap in the back-row, whilst Chiefs’ team-mates …

When you look around the rugby landscape at players who you think might make the biggest impact in 2018, one name that jumps out at me is Charlie Ewels. As a second-row forward of considerable stature whose athleticism enables him to operate in the back row when needed as well, Ewels is highly rated by …

Levi Davis has signed an Academy contract with Bath. The explosive winger has been a regular in the Bath United team this season and scored on his first-team debut in the 26-22 victory against London Irish last month. Davis said: “I’m really excited to agree a contract with Bath. I’ve seen the likes of Beno …

The manner of Exeter’s comprehensive demolition of Bath at Sandy Park last week drew praise from many quarters, not least of all from within the visiting camp, with rugby director Todd Blackadder sportingly admitting his side had been “schooled” by the champion Chiefs. Despite a spirited late comeback that earned them a try-bonus point in …

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