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: Chippenham 2nd 0 Bradford on Avon 25

Wiltshire Times: Bradford's Ed Dawson gets airborne during Saturday's victory at Chippenham

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRADFORD on Avon head coach Dave George had resigned himself to a league title ‘near-miss’ until his side produced an astonishing late burst to clinch the Dorset & Wilts One North crown.

RUGBY: Warminster 26 East Dorset 8

Wiltshire Times: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WARMINSTER wrapped up a mid-table finish in Dorset & Wilts One South with a bonus-point success at Folly Lane.

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: Trowbridge 3nd 49 Supermarine 3rd 18

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

3:33pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE 3rd wrapped up the Dorset & Wilts Three North title with a dominant performance against Marine.

RUGBY: Old Centralians 41 Chippenham 36

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham scrum-half Lewis Surry makes a break during Saturday’s win over Old Centralians

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM bowed out of National Three South West with a heroic second-half fightback that narrowly ended in failure in Gloucestershire.

RUGBY: Trowbridge 26 Wells 21

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

3:23pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

TROWBRIDGE booked a home Southern Counties promotion play-off against Aylesbury a week tomorrow as they claimed a well-deserved victory over champions Wells.

RUGBY: Melksham 5 Minety 32

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

12:05pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MINETY concluded their Dorset & Wilts One North campaign with a bonus-point triumph that left them just short of lifting the title, but should secure them a promotion place.

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: Bradford crowned champions after thrilling final day

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

BRADFORD on Avon were crowned champions of Dorset & Wilts North after a dramatic final day of the season yesterday.

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.

STEVE OJOMOH: Bath need to be at top table

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

11:10am Saturday 12th April 2014

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

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: Perfect days secure cup triumphs

Wiltshire Times: Corsham U11s

4:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CORSHAM and Chippenham both celebrated landmark victories at Dorset & Wilts finals day at Salisbury RFC on Sunday.

RUGBY: Melksham 36 Swindon 2nd 12

Wiltshire Times: Marcus Holsted wins a line out for Westbury during Saturday’s 18-12 home defeat to Sherborne 2nd Photos: Trevor Porter (48603-2)

2:49pm Thursday 10th April 2014

MELKSHAM captain Callum Hurn saluted his side’s first-half display for paving the way to victory over Swindon 2nd.

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.

RUGBY: Sweet 16s march on in final campaign

Wiltshire Times: Bradford on Avon U16s

11:24am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WILTSHIRE Cup U16s Division Two champions Bradford on Avon romped to a 10-try 60-5 demolition of Swindon to continue their superb final campaign together.

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: Snapping him up

Wiltshire Times: Kevin Snape

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

CORSHAM chairman Jon Brennan says his club cannot believe their luck after securing Kevin Snape as their new director of rugby.

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: George expecting derby day drama

Wiltshire Times: Bradford's Charlie Holton scores against Swindon

11:30am Friday 4th April 2014

BRADFORD head coach Dave George is savouring the prospect of a ‘Super Saturday’ finale to an enthralling campaign next weekend.

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).

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Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

2:01pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE Wiltshire Times has teamed up with Bath Rugby to offer you the chance to take your family to watch Sunday’s Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against French side Brive at the Rec (2pm).

RUGBY: Devizes 2nd 7 Melksham 29

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

9:29am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

DEVIZES second string’s place in the division is all but secure for another season despite defeat to their local rivals on Saturday.

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: Frome 2nd 31 Warminster 10

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

3:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE sending-off of Warminster’s Adam Matthew proved a decisive turning point as the amber and blues lost their penultimate Dorset & Wilts One South match.

RUGBY: Lydney 71 Chippenham 17

Wiltshire Times: Hendon seal home success

2:30pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE last rites on Chippenham’s two-year stay in National Three South West were read on Saturday amid Lydney title celebrations.

RUGBY: Walcot 13 Trowbridge 97

Wiltshire Times: Jackson Szabo scored four tries for Trowbridge

2:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

TROWBRIDGE secured their Southern Counties play-off slot in emphatic style.

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: Snape takes up director's role at Corsham

Wiltshire Times: Chippenham’s senior playing chairman Kevin Snape hopes the club’s second team will be allowed promotion

12:52pm Monday 31st March 2014

FORMER Chippenham team chief Kevin Snape has returned to rugby after being appointed director of rugby at nearby Corsham RFC.

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.

RUGBY: Bobcats to bring on the girls at Bradford

Wiltshire Times: Olympic medallist Sharron Davies with some of Bradford on Avon RFC’s girls players

12:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

BRADFORD on Avon RFC has launched a new initiative to develop girls’ rugby at the club.

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.




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