TAPUAI – WE NEED TO CLOSE OUT GAMES BETTER

The final minutes of the game between Bath and Gloucester in the ongoing Anglo-Welsh Cup saw Gloucester come away with a late draw.


Ben Tapuai of Bath Rugby believes that his team needs to do more in closing out games.

Bath had gone through an implausible first half display against Gloucester, but were able to recover along the way. At five minutes left on the clock, they held a 17-10 lead.

Not quite long after, Aled Brew’s score was cancelled out by the visiting side as they scored a try of theirs at 78 minutes. James Hook followed up with the conversion, thus levelling the score line.

Responding to the question of how he felt after they had come so close to victory and yet saw it snatched from underneath them, Tapuai reiterated that his team mates were proud of their efforts, despite not coming off with a win. Read more »

ANOTHER ENGLAND COMEBACK NOT CERTAIN FOR SEMESA ROKODUGUNI

Whether he makes a comeback to the England Rugby team or not, it is quite uncertain yet and SemesaRokoduguni would have to sweat on that.


Luckily, Rokoduguni went through the latest cull of the England Rugby squad and survived it. However, this does not mean the Bath player would be opportune to make a second international comeback in the game against Australia later this weekend.

The previous weeks had seen England’s coach, Eddie Jones, reduce the number of the squad, naming only one or two specialist wingers, thus making it easy to know who would make the squad for the match.

11 backs were named this week, and one might likely end up being omitted. Rokoduguni, Harlequins’ MarlandYarde and Jonny May, Gloucester’s player are all included.

Up in the front, 14 forwards are still in the mix, yet to be selected and one would likely miss out. Jones retained only four locks, which includes Bath Rugby’s Dave Attwood and Charlie Ewels. Read more »

Max Clark, Looking To Impress

Max Clark is in his first season with the Bath rugby team and he wants to be known as one of the best Bath Rugby players by the end of this season.

He wants his name to be found in the well known Bath rugby players list and is striving to impress his teammates as well as Bath fans through his game.

Max Clark has regularly featured in the first XV this rugby season and only has missed the game against Worcester Warriors due to a minor injury. He feels that he can cement his place in the Bath rugby squad with the departure of midfielders Ollie Devoto and Kyle Eastmond. He grasped the opportunity to showcase his talent with both hands as of now.

Clark said that he would love to be in the starting line up of the Bath team every time and also would love to build some exhilarating performances for the team. He wants to get the love and respect of his fellow players as well as the Bath fans. He has been with Bath since he was 13 or 14 and he was happy to have achieved his main goal of making it to the Bath’s first team squad. Read more »

Blackadder in at Bath

Bath Rugby have finally announced that Todd Blackadder will be taking over as Director of Rugby. With just weeks to go until the start of the Rugby Union season, Bath have comfirmed that it will be Blackadder, formerly of Crusaders, alongside his assistant Tabai Mason, who has been named as head coach, who will be putting the team through their paces.

The former New Zealand captain has some fantastic experience of challenging for the title with Crusaders in Super Rugby, and will be hoping he can use all his guile, man-management and coaching skills to lift Bath back up to the top of the table. Read more »

Bath Sign Kahn Fotuali’i

For the new season that is about to begin this year you will find a new face as part of the Bath rugby team, Kahn Fotuali’i from Samoan background. He is being welcomed into the Bath rugby team for his half back playing skills that are known to be consistent.

He is also known to be dynamic in his playing skills as well as in managing the game. He would be bringing in considerable experience for the team. He has represented other teams before like Ospreys, Crusaders and the Northampton Saints. Read more »

Bath Look to Keep Charlie Ewels

Bath Rugby club would probably be extending the contact of Charlie Ewels this year. This is rumored news as he is a talented player in the second row and in all probability the club management would be keen to retain him for the forthcoming season.

Ewels has passed out of the Bath Rugby Academy. The first appearance at senior level he made at the age of 19. During that time he was part of the European Rugby Champions Cup. In the game that resulted in a tie between Bath Rugby and Glasgow many were impressed with the playing skills of this player. Read more »