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SWIMMING: Emily’s on form in the open water

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

TROWBRIDGE teenager Emily Harrison is taking a different route to success than many of her peers as she tackles the challenge of open water swimming.

RUGBY: Hooper retains Bath captaincy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

SECOND row Stuart Hooper has been named Bath's club captain for the fourth consecutive year - an appointment head coach Mike Ford has described as "a no-brainer.''

RUGBY: Former Bath and England centre Tindall retires

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:32am Tuesday 15th July 2014

FORMER Bath centre Mike Tindall has announced his retirement from professional rugby.

BATH RUGBY: Winning partnership

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

BATH owner Bruce Craig believes the club are on the right path towards achieving his goal of sustained domestic and European success.

RUGBY: Scrum-half Roberts departs Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath scrum-half Martin Roberts is collared by the Dragons back row during the 26-10 over the Dragons in the Amlin Challenge Cup

10:12am Friday 11th July 2014

SCRUM-HALF Martin Roberts has left Bath to join Ospreys, the Aviva Premiership club confirmed this morning.

RUGBY: Dyson and Bath team up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

8:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

WILTSHIRE technology giant Dyson has become the new title partner of Bath Rugby, it was announced today.

RUGBY: Popular Roko extends Bath stay

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Semesa Rokoduguni, pictured during last week's win over London Irish

10:11am Monday 7th July 2014

BATH winger Semesa Rokoduguni has signed a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him at the Rec until 2016.

RUGBY: Bath to open Premiership campaign with Sharks test

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

11:10am Friday 4th July 2014

BATH will kick off their new Aviva Premiership season with a trip to Sale Sharks on Saturday, September 6.

RUGBY: Bath's stadium plans delayed

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:13am Thursday 3rd July 2014

BATH Rugby's plans to temporarily increase the capacity of the Recreation Ground have been deferred by the local council.

RUGBY: Bath seek new main partner

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

10:02am Tuesday 24th June 2014

BATH are on the hunt for a new main partner after wealth management business Novia stepped back from the role.

RUGBY Bath's coaching team sign new deals as Edwards joins

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: POSITIVE: Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards

10:01am Monday 23rd June 2014

BATH's coaching triumverate of Mike Ford, Neal Hatley and Toby Booth have agreed extensions to their contracts at the Rec - with former Newport Gwent Dragons head coach Darren Edwards joining the club as a first-team coach.

RUGBY: Eastmond gets nod for final All Blacks Test

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

8:28am Thursday 19th June 2014

ENGLAND have overhauled their backline for Saturday's final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton with Bath's Kyle Eastmond and Manu Tuilagi reunited in the centres.

RUGBY: Bath bring in Shiells

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Grant Shiells

10:27am Tuesday 17th June 2014

BATH have beefed up their front row options by signing loosehead prop Grant Shiells from Newcastle Falcons.

RUGBY: Dual French assignments for Bath in new-look European competition

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

1:01pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

BATH will renew acquaintances with old rivals Toulouse in next season's new European Rugby Champions Cup competition.

RUGBY: Eastmond relishing Nonu task

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kyle Eastmond

3:19pm Thursday 5th June 2014

BATH'S Kyle Eastmond welcomes the bone-jarring challenge of shackling New Zealand wrecking ball Ma'a Nonu in Saturday's first Test at Eden Park.

RUGBY: Bath trio start for England

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rob Webber

8:16am Thursday 5th June 2014

BATH'S Kyle Eastmond, Rob Webber and David Wilson hae been included in England's team to take on world champions New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

RUGBY: Bath's Eastmond poised to face All Blacks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kyle Eastmond

1:29pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

ENGLAND look set to name Bath's Kyle Eastmond at inside centre for Saturday's opening Test against New Zealand after Billy Twelvetrees lost his race to be fit for the series opener at Eden Park.

RUGBY: Bath snap up Arscott

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

10:11am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

BATH have announced the signing of Exeter Chiefs full-back Luke Arscott on a two-year deal.

BATH RUGBY: Heathcote set for Edinburgh switch

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tom Heathcote, pictured in action for Bath against the Dragons last weekend (Photo: Bob Ascott)

10:53am Monday 2nd June 2014

BATH have announced that fly-half Tom Heathcote is joining Edinburgh after being released.

RUGBY: Bath's WIlson relishing All Blacks challenge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath and England prop David Wilson

9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014

BATH prop David Wilson insists England's first Test underdogs are refusing to accept their roles as victims in waiting for world champions New Zealand.

RUGBY: Dunn still stunned by final summons

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Tom Dunn

4:00pm Friday 30th May 2014

TOM Dunn says that he’s still pinching himself after being thrust into the thick of the action in Sunday’s Amlin Challenge Cup final.

BATH RUGBY: Caldwell snapped up by Chiefs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ryan Caldwell, pictured in Amlin Challenge Cup action last season, shortly before the start of his long injury lay-off

11:02am Wednesday 28th May 2014

LOCK Ryan Caldwell has left Bath to sign for Exeter Chiefs.

AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP FINAL: Bath's Ford rues missed final opportunities

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Anthony Watson scores in the first half at Cardiff Arms Park tonight

11:51pm Friday 23rd May 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford accepted that his team had not taken their chances as Stephen Myler's 20 points helped Northampton to Amlin Challenge Cup final victory in Cardiff tonight.

AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP FINAL: Bath 16 Northampton 30

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Northampton Saints' Ben Foden (right) scores a try despite the efforts of Bath Rugby's Peter Stringer (left)

10:10pm Friday 23rd May 2014

STEPHEN Myler's relentless goalkicking accuracy shot down Bath and gave Northampton Amlin Challenge Cup final glory at Cardiff Arms Park.

RUGBY: Shoulder surgery confirmed for Bath's Ford

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George Ford kicks a penalty against Northampton

10:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford has confirmed that son George is to undergo shoulder surgery that will rule him out of England's summer tour to New Zealand.

BATH RUGBY: ‘We’ll leave everything out there,’ insists Ford

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath head coach Mike Ford

2:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014

HEAD coach Mike Ford insists it ‘makes sense’ for Bath to cap a season of huge improvement by clinching a piece of silverware tonight.

BATH RUGBY: Francois ready for the final Challenge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradford on Avon’s Three Gables restaurant hosted a farewell dinner for Bath full-back Nick Abendanon (left) on Tuesday, attended by teammates including Kyle Eastmond, Guy Mercer, Peter Stringer, Stuart Hooper, Dave Attwood and Tom Biggs

10:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

FRANCOIS Louw admits the carrot of an Amlin Challenge Cup final appearance proved a real motivation as he fought back from torn ankle ligaments.

RUGBY: Louw returns for Bath's Amlin final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

12:06pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

FRANCOIS Louw returns to Bath's side for tomorrow's Amlin Challenge Cup final against Northampton at Cardiff Arms Park (pm).

RUGBY: Bath tight-lipped over Ford surgery claims

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George Ford

7:24pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

BATH and England remained silent on Wednesday night amid reports fly-half George Ford will miss the summer tour to New Zealand because of shoulder surgery.

RUGBY: Crockett calls time on playing career

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alex Crockett, pictured during his playing stint with Bristol

4:14pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

WILTSHIRE centre Alex Crockett has retired from the professional game to focus on a coaching career.

RUGBY: Bath's Heathcote in Scotland frame

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tom Heathcote, pictured in action for Bath against the Dragons last weekend (Photo: Bob Ascott)

12:24pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

BATH fly-half Tom Heathcote has been named in the Scotland squad for a two-test tour of North America.

RUGBY: Bath's Louw set for return against Saints in European final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: 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

6:08pm Monday 19th May 2014

SOUTH African international Francois Louw is poised to return for Bath's Amlin Challenge Cup final against Northampton in Cardiff on Friday night (8pm).

RUGBY: Bath's Ford targets England start

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George Ford kicks a penalty against Northampton

4:00pm Monday 19th May 2014

MISSING out on the play-offs was a bitter pill to swallow for George Ford but a first England start against New Zealand this summer could prove just the tonic for the Bath fly-half.

RUGBY: Bath's Webber added to England squad

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rob Webber is facing up to a spell on a sidelines after being forced off with an ankle injury in last weekend's win over Newcastle Falcons

12:45pm Monday 19th May 2014

BATH hooker Rob Webber has been added to England's preliminary squad for next month's tour to New Zealand and the fixture against the Barbarians on June 1.

RUGBY: Amlin success can ease Bath's Premiership pain, says Watson

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Anthony Watson

11:43am Monday 19th May 2014

ANTHONY Watson believes Bath can salvage their season by lifting the Amlin Challenge Cup after they were squeezed out of the Aviva Premiership play-offs.

BATH RUGBY: Ford sets sights on Euro tonic

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath head coach Mike Ford

2:00pm Friday 16th May 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford hopes the hurt of his side’s Aviva Premiership play-offs near-miss can fire them towards European glory next week.

RUGBY: Trio scoop awards brace at Bath ceremony

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Leroy Houston made his return from injury in last Friday’s LV= Cup victory at Sale

2:51pm Thursday 15th May 2014

OLLIE Devoto, Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston scooped a brace of accolades each at the Bath Rugby Annual Awards last night.

RUGBY: Bath's Ford impresses Cipriani

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Danny Cipriani starts a Sharks backs move.:

12:21pm Thursday 15th May 2014

FEW 21-year-old fly-halves could claim to bring the same level of composure that George Ford does to Bath.

RUGBY: Guinazu to leave Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

10:46am Wednesday 14th May 2014

ARGENTINA hooker Eusebio Guinazu will leave Bath at the end of the season.

RUGBY: Cook commits to Bath

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chris Cook

2:42pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

BATH Academy graduate Chris Cook has committed to the West Country side for a further 12 months.

RUGBY: Henson back in Wales frame

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Gavin Henson in action during Sunday's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive, in which he was named man of the match

1:04pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

BATH centre Gavin Henson has been named in the Probables squad to prepare for Wales' senior trial match on May 30.

RUGBY: Watson's tribute to Bath's progress

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Anthony Watson

4:01pm Monday 12th May 2014

CAPTAIN Stuart Hooper insists it is the young blood at Bath that has spearheaded their rise to prominence in the Aviva Premiership this season.

RUGBY: Ford gutted by Bath's play-off near-miss

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath Rugby's Ollie Devoto (right) is tackled by Harlequins' Maurie Fa'asavalu

8:02pm Saturday 10th May 2014

HEAD coach Mike Ford admits dropping out of the Aviva Premiership top four on the last day of the season is a bitter pill to swallow after Bath lost 19-16 to Harlequins at the Stoop.

RUGBY: Harlequins 19 Bath 16

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath Rugby's George Ford (left) dodges the tackle of Harlequins' Mike Brown as he runs through to score a try

7:51pm Saturday 10th May 2014

HARLEQUINS beat Bath 19-16 to climb above their opponents into fourth place and snatch an Aviva Premiership play-off spot on a nail-biting final day at the Stoop.

RUGBY: Guinazu in for Bath's Stoop test

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

12:16pm Friday 9th May 2014

BATH have made just one change to their starting XV for tomorrow's crunch Aviva Premiership clash against Harlequins at the Stoop.

RUGBY: Mercer relishes 'quarter-final' challenge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Guy Mercer

9:00am Friday 9th May 2014

PLAY-OFF-STYLE pressure will arrive a week early for Bath at the Stoop tomorrow (3.15pm) and flanker Guy Mercer is determined Bath’s Twickenham ambitions won’t founder just a few hundred yards away from headquarters.

RUGBY: We must seize this moment to succeed, says Bath head coach Mike

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath head coach Mike Ford

4:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

HEAD coach Mike Ford insist failure to qualify for the Aviva Premiership play-offs would represent a failure for his squad, despite the huge strides forward made this season.

RUGBY: Bath coach Ford ponders hooker conundrum

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Rob Webber is facing up to a spell on a sidelines after being forced off with an ankle injury in last weekend's win over Newcastle Falcons

2:46pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

HEAD coach Mike Ford admits the hooker's role is a "problem position'' for him ahead of Bath's potentially season-defining Aviva Premiership clash at Harlequins on Saturday.

RUGBY: Ford pleased with Bath 'statement' against Saints

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George Ford kicks a penalty against Northampton

11:18pm Friday 2nd May 2014

BATH head coach Mike Ford was pleased with the way his side met the physical challenge of Northampton as the match finished honours even at 19-19 at the Recreation Ground.

RUGBY: Bath 19 Northampton 19

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Nick Abendanon is tackled by Northampton's George Pisi

10:12pm Friday 2nd May 2014

BATH and Northampton played out a dramatic 19-19 draw under the Recreation Ground floodlights - a result which still leaves the Aviva Premiership play-off places in doubt.




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