RUGBY: David not basking in European effort

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

DAVID Sisi emerged from a toe-to-toe struggle with one of world rugby’s most feared back rows with plenty of credit last weekend – but you won’t find the Bath man congratulating himself.

RUGBY: Ewels leads young Bath side against Welsh

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:27pm Friday 31st October 2014

TEENAGE lock Charlie Ewels has been confirmed as Bath's captain for tomorrow’s LV= Cup match against London Welsh at the Rec (3pm).

RUGBY: James exit provides opportunity

Wiltshire Times: Toby Booth

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

BATH coach Toby Booth sees the departure of Wales prop Paul James at the end of the season as an opportunity for the club’s other looseheads to step up.

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: 'Burgess will earn his shirt before we talk about positions,' says Ford

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Friday 31st October 2014

MIKE Ford is continuing to keep his cards close to his chest as the questions over what position Sam Burgess will make his own continue to rain down.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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.

RUGBY: Trowbridge 24 Reading 21

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

ADAM Sullivan’s brace of tries, including a last-gasp effort, proved enough for Trowbridge to get past struggling Reading at Doric Park.

RUGBY: Westbury 26 Oakmeadians 5

Wiltshire Times:

11:57am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WESTBURY produced a first-half performance befitting the occasion on their way to victory at Knott Field.

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: Newbury Blues 31 Trowbridge 19

Wiltshire Times:

10:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE never recoved from conceding three first-half tries despite a strong second-half fightback at Newbury.

RUGBY: Ivel Barbarians 22 Westbury 12

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WESTBURY paid the price for a poor first 20 minutes as they slipped to defeat in Yeovil.

RUGBY: Dorchester 24 Bradford on Avon 14

Wiltshire Times:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon’s hunt for a first win in Southern Counties South goes on despite a decent effort on the south coast.

RUGBY: Warminster 24 Blandford 10

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WARMINSTER ended a run of three straight defeats to notch their first success of the league campaign.

RUGBY: Melksham 32 Fairford 10

Wiltshire Times:

8:31am Thursday 16th October 2014

CAPTAIN Callum Hurn gave the thumbs-up to his team’s performance as they claimed their third league win from four.

RUGBY: Corsham 6 Sherborne 21

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

CORSHAM gave one of the Southern Counties South promotion favourites plenty to think about, becoming the first side in four outings stopping their opponents from gaining a try bonus point.

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: Trowbridge 30 Maidenhead 13

Wiltshire Times:

2:13pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE youngsters came good for Trowbridge as they claimed their second league victory of the season at Doric Park last Saturday.

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.

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