BATH RUGBY: Joseph to be centre of attention again

Wiltshire Times: Jonathan Joseph is poised to make his comeback from a three-month injury lay-off

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THREE months’ worth of recovery from foot surgery is one thing, but some gentle ribbing and scintillating form from his teammates has also ensured that Jonathan Joseph is itching to make his return to action for Bath.

RUGBY: ‘You have to make the most of these opportunities’ – Wilson

Wiltshire Times: Bath and England prop David Wilson

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

IF ALL goes to plan, both Bath prop David Wilson and his adopted home town club could be stepping out at the home of English rugby next month.

RUGBY: Duo return for Bath's Warriors test

Wiltshire Times: Rob Webber is facing up to a spell on a sidelines after being forced off with an ankle injury in last weekend's win over Newcastle Falcons

12:03pm Friday 18th April 2014

ROB Webber and Jonathan Joseph return to the Bath squad to take on Worcester Warriors at the Rec tomorrow (3pm)

RUGBY: Players know need for discpline, says Bath's Hatley

Wiltshire Times: Neal Hatley

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BATH coach Neal Hatley has revealed the squad have been reminded about the need for discipline in the wake of their victory in last weekend's tempestuous west country derby at Gloucester.

RUGBY: Garvey feels Bath have proved worth

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Matt Garvey is held by Harlequins' Chris Robshaw

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AFTER starting the season as outsiders flanker Matt Garvey believes Bath Rugby have earned the right to be considered serious contenders for the Aviva Premiership title.

RUGBY: Bath passed Kingsholm test of character, says Ford

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

9:24am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MIKE Ford believes the way Bath handled the closing moments of Saturday's tempestuous Aviva Premiership derby against Gloucester is proof of their growing maturity.

RUGBY: Hatley's praise for Bath's derby success

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Hatley's praise for Bath's derby success

8:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

BATH Rugby forwards coach Neal Hatley praised his side for learning their lessons after getting the better of West Country rivals Gloucester in a feisty Aviva Premiership encounter.

RUGBY: Bath and Gloucester chiefs condemn Kingsholm fracas

Wiltshire Times: Fighting breaks out between Gloucester and Bath players after the award of Bath's penalty try

7:20pm Saturday 12th April 2014

RIVAL bosses Nigel Davies and Mike Ford pulled no punches in their assessment of a spiteful Aviva Premiership west country derby between Gloucester and Bath that descended into chaos at Kingsholm.

RUGBY: Gloucester 17 Bath 18

Wiltshire Times: Bath celebrate after being awarded their decisive late penalty try

5:38pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BATH maintained their Aviva Premiership play-off hopes after claiming a dramatic late victory over 11-man Gloucester at Kingsholm.

RUGBY: Shed silence would be golden for Guy

Wiltshire Times: Guy Mercer

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

DODGING flying footwear ranks among one of the more amusing episodes in Guy Mercer’s experience of Gloucester versus Bath clashes.

RUGBY: Five Bath changes for Kingsholm clash

Wiltshire Times: Kyle Eastmond, pictured breaking through the Wasps’ defence during last weekend’s 32-25 victory at the Rec, reckons fellow rugby league convert Sam Burgess (inset) will excel in union

12:15pm Friday 11th April 2014

BATH have made five changes to the starting line-up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership derby clash with Gloucester at Kingsholm (3.15pm).

RUGBY: Bath lock Dave aims to gloss over Kingsholm run

Wiltshire Times: Bath lock Dave Attwood

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

DAVE Attwood reckons Bath’s miserable Premiership record at Gloucester in recent years should be a source of embarrassment to the squad as they prepare to enter the Kingsholm cauldron again tomorrow (3.15pm).

RUGBY: Henson agrees new Bath deal

Wiltshire Times: Gavin Henson in action during Sunday's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive, in which he was named man of the match

8:32pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BATH tonight announced that Wales and British Lions star Gavin Henson has signed a one-year extension to his Rec contract.

RUGBY: Henson decision "soon'', says Bath's Ford

Wiltshire Times: Gavin Henson in action during Sunday's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive, in which he was named man of the match

4:32pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford has revealed that a decision on Wales and British Lions star Gavin Henson's future will be "made soon''.

RUGBY: Attwood eyes perfect Abendanon send-off

Wiltshire Times: Dave Attwood

5:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

DAVE Attwood admits it would be a fitting end to Nick Abendanon’s career with Bath Rugby if they can reach the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final.

RUGBY: Ford's talent shines through for Care

Wiltshire Times: Bath's George Ford

8:46am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ENGLAND scrum-half Danny Care admits that sometimes he just had to step back and admire George Ford’s full box of tricks following the Bath youngster’s introduction to the Red Rose.

RUGBY: No decision yet on Henson, says Bath coach Ford

Wiltshire Times: Gavin Henson is tackled during today's quarter final

5:06pm Sunday 6th April 2014

BATH have still to make a decision on whether Wales international Gavin Henson will be part of their plans for next season.

RUGBY: Bath 39 Brive 7

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Horacio Agulla beats the tackle of Brive's Laurent Ferreres to go on and score during today's quarter final

4:36pm Sunday 6th April 2014

BATH ensured that this season's Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals will be an exclusively English concern after they brushed aside Brive at the Recreation Ground.

BATH RUGBY: James sets sights on Brive encounter

Wiltshire Times: Paul James says Bath’s spirits remain undampened despite three successive home defeats

12:00pm Saturday 5th April 2014

PAUL James is adamant that Bath’s season will not be thrown off course by the uncharacteristic wobble in results of the last month.

BATH RUGBY: Carl’s joy at comeback

Wiltshire Times: Carl Fearns

2:30pm Friday 4th April 2014

CARL Fearns is relieved his spell as a frustrated spectator is at an end, but admits he faces a battle to retain a starting spot in Bath’s team.

RUGBY: Hull pull out of cross-code switch for Bath wing Biggs

Wiltshire Times: Tom Biggs goes over for Bath's first try during last Thursday's Amlin Challenge Cup win over Bordeaux-Begles (Photo: Bob Ascott)

12:26pm Friday 4th April 2014

HULL have pulled out of their move to sign Bath and England Saxons winger Tom Biggs.

RUGBY: Attwood to captain Bath in quarter final

Wiltshire Times: Dave Attwood says the Bath squad still found plenty of fault with their performance in last week’s 28-5 win at Wasps

12:08pm Friday 4th April 2014

DAVE Attwood will captain Bath in Sunday's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive at the Rec (2pm).

RUGBY: Brive will have our utmost respect, says Bath coach Ford

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

1:28pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

BATH have learned the lessons of last season’s Amlin Challenge Cup disappointment, ensuring they will be on red alert for the visit of Brive to the Rec for Sunday’s quarter final, according to head coach Mike Ford (2pm).

RUGBY: Bath's Louw expected back before end of the season

Wiltshire Times: Francois Louw has urged his Bath teammates not to let their standards drop in the run-in  to the end of the season Photo: Bob Ascott

10:13pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

BATH expect to have Francois Louw back before the end of season after revealing the South African flanker does not need an operation on his injured ankle.

RUGBY: Bath's Beech moves on

Wiltshire Times: Charlie Beech

10:07am Tuesday 1st April 2014

BATH have loosehead prop Charlie Beech, currently on loan at Leeds Carnegie, will be joining the IPA Greene King Championship side on a permanent basis.

RUGBY: Bath need to find answers, admits Ford

Wiltshire Times: Bath's George Ford holds his head after missing a late drop goal in his side's defeat by Sale

11:11am Monday 31st March 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford insists his side will have to learn quickly from Friday's defeat by Sale if they are to keep their Aviva Premiership ambitions on track.

RUGBY: Frustrated Ford reflects on Sharks defeat

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Dave Attwood wins a lineout during tonight's match

8:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford cut a frustrated figure after his side's 12-11 defeat by Sale Sharks at the Rec.

RUGBY: Bath 11 Sale 12

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Nick Abendanon is tackled by Sale's Eifion Lewis Roberts and Jon Mills

12:20am Saturday 29th March 2014

IN-FORM Sale snatched a typically gritty 12-11 victory at third-placed Bath to press their claims of an Aviva Premiership play-off place.

STEVE OJOMOH: Sharks have confounded predictions

Wiltshire Times: Former Bath and England star Steve Ojomoh gets acquainted with the Trowbridge RFC colours after his appointment as head coach this week

2:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

Ex-Bath & England star and Trowbridge coach’s weekly rugby column

BATH RUGBY: Abendanon toasts landmark evening

Wiltshire Times: Nick Adendanon

2:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

DEPARTING full-back Nick Abendanon’s name goes up in lights as he joins Bath’s ‘200 club’ at the Rec against Sale tonight (7.45pm).

RUGBY: Bath to press on with Rec plans despite ruling

Wiltshire Times: Bath Rugby's home The Rec

1:42pm Friday 28th March 2014

BATH have reaffirmed their commitment to redeveloping the Rec despite a tribunal ruling that any new stadium must only involve land that they already use at the site.

BATH RUGBY: Nathan senses good Rec vibes

Wiltshire Times: Nathan Catt

11:30am Friday 28th March 2014

NATHAN Catt is in line to rack up a century of Bath appearances this weekend, and the prop admits the atmosphere at the Rec has never felt more positive than it does now.

RUGBY: Mercer in as Abendanon and Catt hit Bath landmarks

Wiltshire Times: Nick Abendanon will leave Bath at the end of the season to join French side Clermont-Auvergne

12:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

FLANKER Guy Mercer steps into the pack in the only change to Bath’s line-up for the Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks tomorrow night (7.45pm), as full-back Nick Abendanon and prop Nathan Catt prepare to celebrate landmark games.

RUGBY: Louw likely to sit out Sharks test

Wiltshire Times: Francois Louw has urged his Bath teammates not to let their standards drop in the run-in  to the end of the season Photo: Bob Ascott

3:04pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

BATH flanker Francois Louw is likely to miss Friday night's Aviva Premiership showdown with Sale Sharks following the ankle injury he sustained in last weekend's 43-24 triumph at London Irish.

RUGBY: Ford primes Bath for Sharks test

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

11:52am Monday 24th March 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford hopes the "extra man'' factor can help his side subdue the challenge of an "underrated'' Sale Sharks side at the Rec on Friday.

RUGBY: Ford display delights Hatley

Wiltshire Times: George Ford

8:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

NEAL Hatley was full of praise for George Ford after the 21-year-old England fly-half produced an outstanding performance in Bath's 44-23 victory over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.

RUGBY: London Irish 23 Bath 44

Wiltshire Times: Matt Garvey

8:14pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

MATT Garvey came back to haunt his former side as he touched down at the death to hand Bath a bonus-point 44-23 win over London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.

BATH RUGBY: Wilson makes his case

Wiltshire Times: David Wilson evades the tackle of Wales' Gethin Jenkins during this month’s Six Nations match

2:30pm Friday 21st March 2014

HE departed for England duty with just 45 minutes of rugby in two-and-a-half months under his belt, but prop Davey Wilson has returned to Bath colours fitter in both body and mind.

STEVE OJOMOH: Betraying the French heritage

Wiltshire Times: Former Bath and England star Steve Ojomoh gets acquainted with the Trowbridge RFC colours after his appointment as head coach this week

2:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

Ex-Bath & England star and Trowbridge coach’s weekly rugby column

BATH RUGBY: For the love of the game as Stringer won’t slow down

Wiltshire Times: Peter Stringer

12:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

SOME of his famous former teammates may have called it a day in the last year, but you won’t find Peter Stringer even entertaining the thought of retirement.

RUGBY: Bath ring changes for Irish trip

Wiltshire Times: Dave Attwood says the Bath squad still found plenty of fault with their performance in last week’s 28-5 win at Wasps

12:04pm Friday 21st March 2014

BATH have made nine changes to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership trip to London Irish.

BATH RUGBY: Returns are adding zest to Bath push

Wiltshire Times: Neal Hatley

9:30am Friday 21st March 2014

NEAL Hatley reckons the return of Bath’s international contingent has been the ideal tonic after recent wobbles.

RUGBY Stringer salutes Ireland's triumph

Wiltshire Times: Bath scrum-half Peter Stringer takes on Saracens tonight

3:34pm Thursday 20th March 2014

PETER Stringer was left beaming with pride at Ireland’s dramatic Six Nations Championship triumph, if a little envious that he was not part of the team’s moment of glory.

RUGBY: Hatley determined Bath will stay the course

Wiltshire Times: Neal Hatley

4:15pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

MEMORIES of the LV= Cup semi-final defeat to champions Exeter Chiefs still linger at Bath Rugby, but forwards coach Neal Hatley is determined to set the record straight as the Aviva Premiership enters its final straight.

RUGBY: Stringer to stay at Bath

Wiltshire Times: Peter Stringer has signed a new one-year deal with Bath

10:08am Tuesday 18th March 2014

IRELAND international scrum-half Peter Stringer has agreed a new one-year contract with Bath, the Aviva Premiership club announced this morning.

RUGBY: Join the discussion at the Rec on Wednesday

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath put tickets for Brive clash on general sale

12:21pm Monday 17th March 2014

WILTSHIRE rugby fans can join the audience at the BBC Points West Sports Forum at the Rec on Wednesday.

OJO'S INSIDE LINE: England finding the next level

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge coach Steve Ojomoh saw his side lose to Sherborne

2:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

Ex-Bath & England star and Trowbridge coach’s weekly rugby column

BATH RUGBY: Ollie rues one that got away

Wiltshire Times: Ollie Devoto, with the 2014 LV= Breakthrough Player award at the Rec earlier this week

2:30pm Friday 14th March 2014

OLLIE Devoto admits he’s “gutted’’ he won’t be able to sit his 2014 LV= Breakthrough Player award alongside a winner’s medal from the Anglo-Welsh competition this season.

BATH RUGBY: Wilson retains England berth

Wiltshire Times: Bath prop David Wilson

9:44am Thursday 13th March 2014

BATH'S David Wilson has retained his spot in the England starting line-up for Saturday's final Six Nations clash with Italy after coach Stuart Lancaster named an unchanged starting XV from last week's victory over Wales.

RUGBY: Bath quartet to travel to Rome

Wiltshire Times: Bath prop David Wilson

8:55pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

BATH quartet David Wilson, George Ford, Dave Attwood and Kyle Eastmond will travel with the England squad for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations finale in Rome.




Your Say Your Times



Why not visit.....



Get Adobe Flash player

Local Information

Enter your postcode, town or place name

House prices »   Schools »   Crime »   Hospitals »

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree