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.

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: Leighton Buzzard 20 Trowbridge 17

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

TROWBRIDGE were left frustrated and disappointed after narrowly failing to register their first away win of the South West One East season.

RUGBY: Corsham 18 Bradford on Avon 14

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

CORSHAM grabbed the honours in the derby with a hard-fought victory at Lacock Road.

RUGBY: Melksham 24 Devizes 2nd 12

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MELKSHAM hit back from a poor start to claim victory in Dorset & Wilts One North.

RUGBY: Westbury 18 Warminster 8

Wiltshire Times:

3:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

WESTBURY claimed west Wiltshire bragging rights as they won the first Dorset & Wilts One South derby between the two sides this season.

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: Coach Booth maintains focus

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

4:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

BATH’S attacking verve put Leicester to the sword last week, but coach Toby Booth knows his side’s other attributes are likely to come under scrutiny at Franklin’s Gardens tomorrow (3.15pm).

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: Felix’s industry not enough for Bradford

Wiltshire Times:

12:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

BRADFORD worked hard to match Wimborne’s effort but ultimately ran out of steam as the match wore on and allowed the visitors to win with something to spare.

RUGBY: Dorset Dockers 88 Westbury 7

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Dockers were the runaway winners of Dorset and Wilts South 2 last season, scoring the most points in the country.

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: Trowbridge 2nd 12 Melksham 17

Wiltshire Times:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

FORWARDS dominated proceedings in a tight derby were many of the points came from infringements.

RUGBY: Trowbridge 28 Grove 26

Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

TROWBRIDGE needed a late conversion from veteran Lloyd Davis to squeeze a narrow victory against spirited visitors.

RUGBY: Supermarine 24 Corsham 29

Wiltshire Times:

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CORSHAM got their season up and running with a five-try victory at South Marston.

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.




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