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

ANGLING: Craig reels in Trowbridge prize

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Tuesday Trowbridge Seniors match was won by Pete Craig, from Devizes, with 29 lb 8 oz of carp and bream.


Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WESTBURY United became the latest victims of Radstock Town’s resurgence as they were put to the sword at Meadow Lane last weekend.

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.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: 0-0, but Warminster boss is thrilled

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WARMINSTER Town joint-manager Derek Graham thinks that his side looked revitalised during their clash with Almondsbury UWE last weekend and could have easily taken much more than a point.


Wiltshire Times: Kris Miller's penalty wasn't enough to prevent Frome Town losing 4-2 at Poole Town on Monday night

10:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FROME Town slipped into the bottom two of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division following their loss at Burnham last night.

RUGBY: Warminster 10 Dorset Dockers 45

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WARMINSTER were up against it from the start against their high-flying Dorset & Wilts One South visitors moved their defence from side to side, opening the scoring with a drop goal.

RUGBY: Melksham 33 Chippenham 2nd 7

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MELKSHAM made a fine start to their Dorset & Wilts One North derby, good handling sending the ball out to winger Luke Jones for the try and captain Callum Hurn converting.

RUGBY: Swindon 28 Trowbridge 23

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE put their hosts under pressure from the kick off in this South West One East clash, forcing them to give away a penalty in front of the posts after only six minutes.

Breaking news 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: Salisbury 79 Corsham 19

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEPLETED by injury and illness, Corsham travelled to one of the promotion favourites with the bare XV.


Wiltshire Times:

11:39am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FROME Town are hoping to have new signing Josh Klein-Davies in their squad for tonight's Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division trip to Burnham.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Melksham chief's delight as his side lord it over Manor

Wiltshire Times:

11:11am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DARREN Perrin heaped praise on his Melksham Town players as they rose to the occasion in their top-of-the-table clash with Bristol Manor Farm last night.

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.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Corsham boss cries foul over ref justice

Wiltshire Times:

5:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

TREVOR Rawlings says that Corsham Town’s defeat at the hands of Cribbs left a sour taste in the mouth as two major decisions didn’t go his team’s way.

BOXING: No time off for birthday boy Blackwell

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

NICK Blackwell may be celebrating his 24th birthday today but there was no rest for the wicked as the Trowbridge fighter was back in the gym, just two days after fighting to his first career draw in Monte Carlo.


Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

ACES completed the double over Hilperton United, following up their earlier 6-1 win with a 7-4 success.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Magpies beat Town in relegation battle

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

TWO of the bottom three sides met at Woodmarsh, Semington Magpies defeating basement side Trowbridge Town Reserves 3-1.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER: Cadbury Heath 2 Bradford Town 3

Wiltshire Times: Paul Shanley saw his Bradford Town side stunned by Devizes Town last weekend

4:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

BRADFORD Town scored three goals in the last five minutes to turn their match with Cadbury Heath on its head and extend their unbeaten run.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE A&B CUP: Late goals earn Heytesbury cup win

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

SECOND Division Heytesbury continued their impressive start to the season after earning a 2-1 win over near-neighbours Warminster Town Reserves in the second round of the Briken Motors & AM Print & Copy A&B Cup.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Eagles bag vital win over Bradford

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:26pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE bottom-of-the-table clash at Culver Close between hosts Bradford United Reserves and Calne Eagles saw the latter claim their second league win of the season with a convincing 5-0 win.

BOXING: Blackwell earns Monte Carlo draw

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

8:58pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE fighter Nick Blackwell boxed to his first career draw in Monte Carlo tonight.

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.

LIFESAVING: Master-ful bronze for Williams

Wiltshire Times:

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon instructor Geoff Williams won a bronze medal at the World Masters Lifesaving Championships in the south of France.

BOXING: Nick’s rich pickings

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is ready to show the British boxing world what it’s been missing when he steps into the ring in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo tonight.


Wiltshire Times:

9:32pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLAYING their tenth away game in their first 14 league matches, Frome Town pulled off an excellent 2-1 victory at Biggleswade Town, thanks to two goals from substitute Ollie Taylor, who was playing only his second match after being injured in the opening game of the season.

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).

CROSS-COUNTRY: Classy College are staying the course

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

ST Augustine’s Catholic College of Trowbridge has enjoyed a flying start to the new cross country season, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

FOOTBALL: Early double sinks United

Wiltshire Times:

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO goals in the first seven minutes gave Westbury an uphill battle as they crashed out of the Les Phillips cup.

DUATHLON: Silver service keeps Coleman’s fine season on the right track

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

JAMES Coleman was delighted to see his fruitful season rumble on as he made another addition to his medal collection at the British Age Group Duathlon Championships.

ATHLETICS: Runners’ masterful display

Wiltshire Times:

12:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Avon Valley Runners’ trio of Ruth Barnes, Fiona Price and Jackie Rockcliffe have created a significant piece of history for the club, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

BOXING: 'Nick will have them on the run'

Wiltshire Times: Nick Blackwell gets ready to head off to the Ukraine with Contender Gym trainer Mark Kent Photo: Trevor Porter (42620-6)

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

CONTENDER Gym trainer Mark Kent concedes that even more potential opponents could be left running scared if Nick Blackwell shines in Monte Carlo tomorrow night.

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.

FOOTBALL: A slow start leaves Town needing late equaliser

Wiltshire Times:

10:17am Friday 24th October 2014

BRADFORD Town manager Paul Shanley said that they got what they deserved after a lethargic start on Saturday.

RED INSURE CUP: Larkhall Athletic 4 Frome Town 5

Wiltshire Times:

10:14am Friday 24th October 2014

FROME Town hit back from 4-1 down to edge a nine-goal thriller at Larkhall Athletic in the Red Insure Cup.

HOCKEY: Wilts men are glossed over by a goal in each half

Wiltshire Times:

10:12am Friday 24th October 2014

WEST Wilts slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Gloucester City in their Davis Wood League Championship division clash at Kingdown School.

Laura secures county award

Wiltshire Times:

3:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford was named  sports personality of the year at the fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards in Trowbridge last night.

ANGLING: Sunday best hands Poppleton victory

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MARK Poppleton from Trowbridge carried off top prize in the Sunday Open match at Viaduct Fishery with 190 lb 7 oz of carp.

LES PHILLIPS CUP: Corsham are back on song

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CORSHAM Town chief Trevor Rawlings revealed that going ‘back to basics’ was the key to his side’s return to form this week.

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.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM TOWN: St Neots match set to go ahead

10:47pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DESPITE club skipper Alan Griffin celebrating his substitute appearance with a 91st-minute goal, Chippenham had already squandered a glut of chances while Redditch converted twice from a handful of chances in each half to record a league double over the Bluebirds.

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: Bradford on Avon 10 Frome 43

Wiltshire Times:

5:19pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOUR tries in the final ten minutes condemned Bradford on Avon to a fifth successive as the hosts’ challenged fell away on Saturday.

RUGBY: Combe Down 23 Melksham 8

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MELKSHAM travelled to league leaders Coombe Down but failed to take their chances.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Youth coming of age as derby win takes them within touching distance of top

Wiltshire Times:

3:30pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

FC CHIPPENHAM Youth manager Nigel Tripp is hoping that his young players will carry on making the grade in the Wiltshire League.

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