Category: Bath Rugby

FORMER BATH RUGBY COACH, MIKE FORD JOINS DALLAS

The Bath Rugby’s ex-coach, Mike Ford has agreed a contract with one of the Major League Rugby clubs in US, Dallas.


Dallas Griffins is one of the nine teams forming the Major League Rugby and with theobjective of starting their games in 2018.

Mike’s previous job was with Toulon, the second place in the French Top 14, where he left in May for him to“concentrate on another project against the coming summer”.

Last Saturday, the Bath’s ex-coach went for the USA match against Republic of Ireland that took place at Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

Bath Rugby signed Mike as a manager in May 2013 which saw him lead them to the Championship Cup spot and to the final of Amlin Challenge Cup.

Bath Rugby under the ex-coach Mike in 2014/15 campaign ended in second position in Premiership and also lost to Saracens in Aviva final.

Meanwhile, he won the Aviva Premiership Director of Rugby award in the year 2015.

“This Dallas project has been in my discussion with Phil for well more than twelve months now and the challenges definitely makes me happy.” Mike made known in an email statement when he arrived at Dallas. Read more »

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 »

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 »