Bath Rugby Welcomes Josh Lewis

The fly-half Josh Lewis has signed for Bath Rugby and would join the club for 2017/18 season from Ebbw Vale.


Bath Rugby is indeed overjoyed to welcome Lewis. His form in Ebbw Vale SWALEC Championship 2013 achieved a move to the Scarlets and is now waiting to make his presence felt in the West Country. This player from Sydney is popular for his halfback and has played for Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League. Lewis made his first appearance by playing in 2006 for the Roosters. He was on the lookout to achieve his initial position and was released from his previous contract. Thereafter he became a part of the Gold Coast Titans in the 2007 season. His first match was definitely one of the best performances he showed as he kicked the field goal with 2 tries against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The 25 year old has shown his standout performances which made him earn this great deal with the West Wales region. His development continued to show to win the Principality Premiership with Llanelli as he gathered scores of 350 in 36 games. The fly-half came in 2016 to Gwent so as to rejoin the club that had won premiership champions. Read more »

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 »

Super Rugby franchise of Argentina Rugby taking shape

The looming entry of Argentina Rugby into the fold of Super Rugby continues to move forward with the national team’s first five Nicolas Sanchez signing for the country’s franchise in the competition.

Sanchez, who already has collected 30 test caps for Argentina in international level, will move to the franchise from a lucrative contract in the French Top 14 where he currently plays for the reigning European champions Toulon.

The playmaking abilities of Sanchez will be a key factor that will determine the new outfit’s chances of remaining competitive in their first foray into the competition next season when the competition expands to 18 teams, taking in a first representative from Japan as well as another South African franchise.

Sanchez will join his Argentina Rugby teammates in the side which includes national team skipper and hooker Agustin Creevy and backline utility man Joaquin Tuculet, both of whom have committed themselves to the historic entry of the Argentine franchise in the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest provincial tournament.

After his move home was confirmed, Sanchez was asked whether he felt relieved after signing the contract, to which the player replied that he doesn’t know whether relief is the right word but he felt a mixture of emotions.

He added that he is taking what is coming with a great sense of responsibility and he is looking to make a mark on it as well, as he looks to help cement a place for Argentina Rugby in the top echelons of world rugby. Read more »

New Bath Rugby signing Presitland says he will miss out on opportunity to work with Stephen Jones

Wales star Rhys Priestland believes his summer move north of the border to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football club Bath Rugby will have an adverse effect on his career as a Wales international with chief coach Warren Gatland preferring players based in the country for his teams during international matches.

However, the 28 year old has insisted that he is happy with his decision and does not regret it one bit, despite seriously limiting his chances of pulling on the red jersey of Wales again. According to the player, he is comfortable with his decision but he does believe it could affect his international career adversely but admitted that it is something that he has to learn to live with.

In his latest match for his current club, the Welsh region side Scarlets in the Pro 12, Priestland came off the bench to score the winner against bottom club Zebre with the final kick of the match.

He has admitted that leaving the Scarlets for Bath Rugby will be difficult for him, especially after it was announced that his former rival for the starting position at outside half Stephen Jones is set to take over the duties as attacks coach for the team from next season. Read more »