RUGBY: Ford pleased by Bath's fightback in Saints defeat

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

6:38pm Saturday 27th September 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford conceded a difficult first 40 minutes contributed to his side's 31-24 defeat at reigning Aviva Premiership champions Northampton today.

RUGBY: Northampton 31 Bath 24

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

5:55pm Saturday 27th September 2014

REIGNING Aviva Premiership champions Northampton ended Bath's 100 per cent league record this season as they posted a gripping 31-24 victory after an intense battle at Franklin's Gardens.

RUGBY: ‘Now it’ll be even tougher’

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

BATH hooker Rob Webber admits his side’s demolition of old foes Leicester last weekend means tomorrow’s trip to champions Northampton is likely to be an even tough assignment than it was already.

RUGBY: James primed for Saints test

Wiltshire Times:

2:04pm Friday 26th September 2014

PAUL James has dusted himself down for another top-of-the-bill heavyweight showdown on Saturday when Bath will aim to cement their credentials as major Aviva Premiership title contenders.

RUGBY: Bath's Burgess to bow out in Grand Final

Wiltshire Times:

1:09pm Friday 26th September 2014

BATH-BOUND Sam Burgess will get the chance to bow out of rugby league on a high after helping South Sydney reach the NRL Grand Final for the first time for 43 years.

RUGBY: Ford salutes Bath's mauling of Tigers

Wiltshire Times:

7:49pm Saturday 20th September 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford hailed his team after they delivered one of their finest displays in recent seasons by humiliating old rivals Leicester 45-0 in the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground ths afternoon.

RUGBY: Bath 45 Leicester 0

Wiltshire Times:

7:42pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ENGLAND fly-half hopeful George Ford inspired a Bath romp at the Recreation Ground as hapless Leicester were ruthlessly battered into submission.

RUGBY: JJ aiming to build on promising start

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

JONATHAN Joseph says Bath have an early-season spring in their step and the centre is hoping to take that momentum into tomorrow’s showdown with Leicester.

RUGBY: Banahan returns for Bath's Tigers test

Wiltshire Times: Matt Banahan

12:23pm Friday 19th September 2014

MATT Banahan has returned to the Bath line-up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership clash with Leicester at the Rec (3.15pm), in the only change from last week's victory over London Welsh.

RUGBY: ‘We’ll have to tighten up against Tigers’

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford has warned his players they cannot afford the defensive lapses that peppered last week’s win over London Welsh if they are to maintain their recent good run against Leicester tomorrow (3.15pm).

RUGBY: Bath's Hatley sees good and bad in thumping of Exiles

Wiltshire Times: Neal Hatley

12:34pm Sunday 14th September 2014

BATH ran in seven tries in beating London Welsh 53-26 in a cut-and-thrust match at the Recreation Ground - but both sets of coaches were unhappy with their teams' defensive showing.

RUGBY: Bath 53 London Welsh 26

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

LONDON Welsh shipped a half-century of points for the second time in seven days as Bath ran in seven tries as they claimed a 53-26 victory in front of a record crowd at the Recreation Ground.

RUGBY: Cook handed first Premiership start

Wiltshire Times: Chris Cook

2:36pm Friday 12th September 2014

SCRUM-HALF Chris Cook will make the first Aviva Premiership start of his Bath career against London Welsh tomorrow (3pm).

RUGBY: Bath’s the perfect home for rising England star Anthony

Wiltshire Times:

12:14pm Thursday 11th September 2014

ENGLAND ace Anthony Watson revealed he didn’t hesitate when the option of extending his stay at Bath was put before him.

RUGBY: Watson commits to Bath

Wiltshire Times: Bath's Anthony Watson scores in the first half at Cardiff Arms Park tonight

12:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

ENGLAND star Anthony Watson has committed his future to Bath after signing a contract extension that will see him remain at the club until 2017.

RUGBY: Gilbert to leave Bath

Wiltshire Times: Mat Gilbert. SPORTSBEAT.

3:05pm Monday 8th September 2014

FLANKER Mat Gilbert will be leaving Bath to seek more game time, the club can confirm.

RUGBY: Booth praises match-winner Ford

Wiltshire Times:

5:54pm Saturday 6th September 2014

BATH coach Toby Booth paid tribute to George Ford as his match-winning display helped secure a 29-20 win at Sale in their Aviva Premiership opener.

RUGBY: Sale Sharks 20 Bath 29

Wiltshire Times:

4:56pm Saturday 6th September 2014

GEORGE Ford eclipsed Danny Cipriani in the battle of the England fly-halves as Bath overcame Sale 29-20 in front of national coach Stuart Lancaster in their Aviva Premiership opener.

RUGBY: Arscott to make Bath Premiership debut

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:02pm Friday 5th September 2014

LUKE Arscott will make his full Aviva Premiership debut for Bath tomorrow, when the Rec travel launch their league campaign at Sale Sharks (2pm).

Bath Rugby new signing Auterac impressed with set-up

Wiltshire Times:

3:56pm Thursday 4th September 2014

New boy Nick Auterac says that Bath’s commitment to personal development has impressed him in his short time with the club.

RUGBY: McDonald takes new Bath role

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:51pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

BATH have appointed finance and strategy director Tarquin McDonald to the role of managing director with immediate effect.

RUGBY: Matt’s lifted by Wigan challenge

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

MATT Banahan is confident Bath will see the benefits of their cross-code training session with Super League champions Wigan this week when the new Aviva Premiership season kicks off early next month.

RUGBY: Warriors deliver boost to Bath's preparations

Wiltshire Times:

8:18pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford believes his side's dual-training stint with Super League champions Wigan Warriors this week has boosted their preparations for the start of the Aviva Premiership season at Sale on September 6.

RUGBY: Bath 26 Scarlets 26

Wiltshire Times:

3:51pm Sunday 17th August 2014

BATH fought out a 26-26 draw with Welsh region Scarlets in their opening pre-season game at teh Rec yesterday.

RUGBY: ‘Near misses’ to spur on the Rec men

Wiltshire Times: POSITIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

BATH skills coach Darren Edwards believes the club's 'near misses' last season have made them hungrier for trophy success in the forthcoming season.

RUGBY: Rec set for temporary expansion

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

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

BATH were this week given the go-ahead to temporarily expand their Rec home for the next two seasons.

RUGBY: Bath announce nutrition partner

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

3:11pm Thursday 31st July 2014

BATH have announced Kinetica Sports as their official Sports Nutrition and Supplement Partner for the 2014/2015 season.

RUGBY: Bath name sevens side

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

6:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BATH have named a promising young squad for Thursday night’s Premiership Rugby Sevens series.

RUGBY: Bath announce management changes

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

2:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

BATH have announced several changes to its senior management structure, with chairman Bruce Craig becoming executive chairman from September 1.

RUGBY: Exiles are Bath's first LV= Cup opponents

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:25pm Friday 25th July 2014

BATH will begin their 2014-15 LV= Cup campaign with a home clash against newly-promoted London Welsh on Saturday, November 1 (3pm).

RUGBY: New faces at Bath's Academy

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

3:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BATH'S Academy has been strengthened with the arrival of players and coaches.

SWIMMING: Emily’s on form in the open water

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

TROWBRIDGE teenager Emily Harrison is taking a different route to success than many of her peers as she tackles the challenge of open water swimming.

RUGBY: Hooper retains Bath captaincy

Wiltshire Times:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SECOND row Stuart Hooper has been named Bath's club captain for the fourth consecutive year - an appointment head coach Mike Ford has described as "a no-brainer.''

RUGBY: Former Bath and England centre Tindall retires

Wiltshire Times:

8:32am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORMER Bath centre Mike Tindall has announced his retirement from professional rugby.

BATH RUGBY: Winning partnership

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

BATH owner Bruce Craig believes the club are on the right path towards achieving his goal of sustained domestic and European success.

RUGBY: Scrum-half Roberts departs Bath

Wiltshire Times: Bath scrum-half Martin Roberts is collared by the Dragons back row during the 26-10 over the Dragons in the Amlin Challenge Cup

10:12am Friday 11th July 2014

SCRUM-HALF Martin Roberts has left Bath to join Ospreys, the Aviva Premiership club confirmed this morning.

RUGBY: Dyson and Bath team up

Wiltshire Times:

8:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

WILTSHIRE technology giant Dyson has become the new title partner of Bath Rugby, it was announced today.

RUGBY: Popular Roko extends Bath stay

Wiltshire Times: Semesa Rokoduguni, pictured during last week's win over London Irish

10:11am Monday 7th July 2014

BATH winger Semesa Rokoduguni has signed a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him at the Rec until 2016.

RUGBY: Bath to open Premiership campaign with Sharks test

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

11:10am Friday 4th July 2014

BATH will kick off their new Aviva Premiership season with a trip to Sale Sharks on Saturday, September 6.

RUGBY: Bath's stadium plans delayed

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:13am Thursday 3rd July 2014

BATH Rugby's plans to temporarily increase the capacity of the Recreation Ground have been deferred by the local council.

RUGBY: Bath seek new main partner

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

10:02am Tuesday 24th June 2014

BATH are on the hunt for a new main partner after wealth management business Novia stepped back from the role.

RUGBY Bath's coaching team sign new deals as Edwards joins

Wiltshire Times: POSITIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards

10:01am Monday 23rd June 2014

BATH's coaching triumverate of Mike Ford, Neal Hatley and Toby Booth have agreed extensions to their contracts at the Rec - with former Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards joining the club as a first-team coach.

RUGBY: Eastmond gets nod for final All Blacks Test

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

8:28am Thursday 19th June 2014

ENGLAND have overhauled their backline for Saturday's final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton with Bath's Kyle Eastmond and Manu Tuilagi reunited in the centres.

RUGBY: Bath bring in Shiells

Wiltshire Times: Grant Shiells

10:27am Tuesday 17th June 2014

BATH have beefed up their front row options by signing loosehead prop Grant Shiells from Newcastle Falcons.

RUGBY: Dual French assignments for Bath in new-look European competition

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

1:01pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

BATH will renew acquaintances with old rivals Toulouse in next season's new European Rugby Champions Cup competition.

RUGBY: Eastmond relishing Nonu task

Wiltshire Times: Kyle Eastmond

3:19pm Thursday 5th June 2014

BATH'S Kyle Eastmond welcomes the bone-jarring challenge of shackling New Zealand wrecking ball Ma'a Nonu in Saturday's first Test at Eden Park.

RUGBY: Bath trio start for England

Wiltshire Times: Rob Webber

8:16am Thursday 5th June 2014

BATH'S Kyle Eastmond, Rob Webber and David Wilson hae been included in England's team to take on world champions New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

RUGBY: Bath's Eastmond poised to face All Blacks

Wiltshire Times: Kyle Eastmond

1:29pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

ENGLAND look set to name Bath's Kyle Eastmond at inside centre for Saturday's opening Test against New Zealand after Billy Twelvetrees lost his race to be fit for the series opener at Eden Park.

RUGBY: Bath snap up Arscott

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

10:11am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

BATH have announced the signing of Exeter Chiefs full-back Luke Arscott on a two-year deal.

BATH RUGBY: Heathcote set for Edinburgh switch

Wiltshire Times: Tom Heathcote, pictured in action for Bath against the Dragons last weekend (Photo: Bob Ascott)

10:53am Monday 2nd June 2014

BATH have announced that fly-half Tom Heathcote is joining Edinburgh after being released.


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