RUGBY: Bath's A-lister primed for the next act

Wiltshire Times:

10:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SAM Burgess is ready to be Bath’s gladiator.

RUGBY: Wallabies coach backs Burgess for World Cup tilt

Wiltshire Times:

5:39pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AUSTRALIA head coach Michael Cheika views next year's World Cup as a realistic target for Sam Burgess.

RUGBY: New boy Burgess unsure of Bath start date

Wiltshire Times:

1:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BATH'S superstar new recruit Sam Burgess is putting no immediate timescale on when he will be fit to make his eagerly-awaited rugby union debut.

RUGBY: Bath's Shiells ready to play his part

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SUCH is Bath’s forward power that new arrival Grant Shiells has barely had a sniff of action - but the loosehead is sure that will all change with the beginning of the LV= Cup.

Burgess to meet Bath fans at open training session

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

BATH fans can get a glimpse of cross-code signing Sam Burgess at the open captain's run at the Rec tomorrow morning.

He's here: Sam Burgess arrives in Bath to start his rugby union career

Wiltshire Times:

1:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby League ace Sam Burgess pictured at Bath's Rec today where he was paraded in front of the world's media

RUGBY: Henry aims for front-line service

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BATH have a war chest of world-class forwards but Henry Thomas believes it won’t be long before he grabs his chance to lead the pack into battle.

RUGBY: Ewels to captain Bath in LV= Cup

Wiltshire Times:

2:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARLIE Ewels' reward for a fine performance during Bath's European Rugby Champions' Cup defeat to Toulouse last Saturday is the captaincy for this weekend's LV= Cup clash with London Welsh (3pm).

RUGBY: Bath's James to return to Ospreys

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

8:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BATH prop Paul James will return to Welsh region the Ospreys at the end of the season, the club announced this morning.

RUGBY: 'We won't give up,' says Bath skipper Hooper

Wiltshire Times:

6:47pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BATH captain Stuart Hooper has vowed that his team will be up for the challenge of trying to secure an unlikely European Champions Cup quarter-final place.

RUGBY: Bath 19 Toulouse 21

Wiltshire Times:

5:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BATH'S European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes suffered a severe blow at the Recreation Ground after they were undone by deadly Toulouse finishing.

RUGBY: Ewels to make first start against Toulouse

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

7:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

ACADEMY youngster Charlie Ewels will make his first start for Bath as four-time European champions Toulouse arrive at the Rec in the second round of matches in the European Rugby Champions Cup (3.15pm).

RUGBY: D-Day beckons for European ambition

Wiltshire Times: Bath second row Dominic Day

11:00am Friday 24th October 2014

AS A seasoned European campaigner, Dominic Day knows it’s too early to write Bath’s Champions Cup obituary after last weekend’s humbling in Glasgow.

RUGBY: Bath's Roko gets England call

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

1:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WARMINSTER-BASED Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni has been named in England's squad for the forthcoming November internationals against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

Semesa Rokoduguni factfile

Wiltshire Times: Semesa Rokoduguni scores Bath’s second try.during last weekend’s victory against London Welsh. (Photo: Bob Ascott)

1:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

1987: Born August 28 in Nausori, Fiji.

RUGBY: Bath's James included by Wales

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

10:40pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

BATH'S Paul James has been included in Wales' squad for the the November internationals.

RUGBY: Eastmond excited by Burgess’ arrival

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WINNING September’s Aviva Premiership player of the month award was yet more proof of Kyle Eastmond’s impact in rugby union and the ex-St Helens man is backing Sam Burgess to make similar strides when he pulls on Bath colours.

RUGBY: First starts for Bath's front row duo

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:47pm Friday 17th October 2014

NICK Auterac and Henry Thomas will make their first starts as Bath visit Glasgow Warriors for the opening game of the European Rugby Champions Cup tomorow (3.15pm).

RUGBY: Ford savours return to European elite as Steffon deal falters

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

11:00am Friday 17th October 2014

MIKE Ford has underlined the task awaiting his Bath side on their return to the top tier of European competition after declaring himself a fan of the new slimmed-down tournament.

RUGBY: No Armitage deal for Bath

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

8:05am Friday 17th October 2014

BATH will be without the services of Steffon Armitage for their Champions Cup campaign after head coach Mike Ford announced that they had failed to agree financial terms with Top 14 side Toulon.

RUGBY: Bath's Armitage pursuit stalls

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

2:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BATH'S pursuit of Steffon Armitage is in danger of collapse after head coach Mike Ford revealed negotiations have stalled.

RUGBY: Bath linked with Armitage move

Wiltshire Times: OUT OF THE PICTURE: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage during the Heineken Cup match

8:55am Tuesday 14th October 2014

BATH have been linked with Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage, who could return to play in England ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

RUGBY: Ford expands on Burgess timeline

Wiltshire Times:

6:28pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SAM Burgess is still at least six weeks away from kick-starting his Bath career, according to head coach Mike Ford.

RUGBY: Wasps 29 Bath 22

Wiltshire Times:

4:29pm Sunday 12th October 2014

WASPS' scrum supremacy offered disgruntled supporters the perfect selling point to back the impending move to Coventry as Dai Young's men saw off Bath 29-22 at Adams Park.

RUGBY: George hails Bath’s midfield dynamos

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

BATH fly-half George Ford has saluted the centre partnership of teammates Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph, believing the midfield duo are at the top of the game.

RUGBY: Watson back in for Bath

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

1:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

ANTHONY Watson returns to the Bath line-up for Sunday's Aviva Premiership clash at against Wasps at Adams Park (2pm).

RUGBY: Burgess blow may help him, says Edwards

Wiltshire Times: Sam Burgess will join Bath in October

11:00am Friday 10th October 2014

SAM Burgess’ enforced lay-off following surgery on a fractured cheekbone could prove a blessing in disguise, according to Bath’s first-team coach Darren Edwards.

RUGBY: European sponsors take time, says Bath's Craig

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

3:48pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

BATH owner Bruce Craig has admitted there was never a "realistic expectation" European bosses could secure five main sponsors for the inaugural Champions Cup kick-off.

RUGBY: Bath recruit Burgess facing surgery

Wiltshire Times: Sam Burgess will join Bath in October

7:46am Tuesday 7th October 2014

SAM Burgess' long-awaited debut for Bath looks likely to be delayed with the rugby league superstar set to undergo surgery on a fractured cheekbone today.

RUGBY: Injured Burgess inspires South Sydney to NRL triumph

Wiltshire Times: Sam Burgess

12:32pm Sunday 5th October 2014

BATH-BOUND Sam Burgess defied a fractured cheekbone to help South Sydney to a memorable NRL Grand Final victory in the "battle of Britons".

RUGBY: Ford revels in triumph over Saracens

Wiltshire Times:

11:03pm Friday 3rd October 2014

MIKE Ford billed Bath's 21-11 victory over Saracens as "a great performance" after they moved top of the Aviva Premiership.

RUGBY: Bath 21 Saracens 11

Wiltshire Times:

10:28pm Friday 3rd October 2014

BATH moved top of the Aviva Premiership after ending Saracens' 100 per cent league record this season in a pulsating Recreation Ground encounter.

RUGBY: Playing own game suits Bath head coach Ford

Wiltshire Times: Bath head coach Mike Ford

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

MIKE Ford believes the clash of styles likely to be on show at the Rec tonight is what makes the Premiership the exciting watch it is.

RUGBY: Wilson packs down for battle at the Rec

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

BATH prop Davey Wilson is gearing himself up for another intense physical battle when league leaders Saracens visit the Rec in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow night (7.45pm).

RUGBY: Wilson to make landmark Bath appearance

Wiltshire Times:

12:03pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

PROP David Wilson will make his 100th appearance for Bath  tomorrow night when they host Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens at the Recreation Ground (7.45pm).

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.

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