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 »

No One In The Bath Rugby Team Is Training Harder Than Sam Burgess According To Coach Hatley

The 26 years old Sam Burgess who is in the Bath professional rugby union team, is putting in a lot more effort aimed at being able to play better than the rest of his team according to Neal Hatley, the coach of the aforementioned team.

Sam Burgess earlier used to play Rugby League matches, but recently he has started playing Rugby Union Matches. He has not even played 15 Rugby Union matches. The 26 years old player had to face a lot of criticism on account of not being able to make a big enough contribution for the team in the match where his steam faced off against Northampton.

Northampton Saints team performed very well in that match and the back line of the Bath team and even Burgess could not manage to get possession of the ball. The match took place on 21st February, Saturday.

The score of Bath team stood at 13 while the Northampton Saints team’s score was 21. The head coach of the Bath team, Mike Ford has said that it was indeed frustrating for the 26 years old player to adjust himself with this format of Rugby. The touches of the ball Sam Burgess is getting now is much less than what he used to get before when he played Rugby league matches. Read more »

Holley wants reunion with Bath Rugby star Henson

Sean Holley, the head coach of the Rugby Football Union Championship club Bristol Rugby has said that he would love to have the opportunity to work with Bath Rugby back Gavin Henson again.

Holley has previously worked closely with the player during their time with Welsh side Ospreys and believes his close relationship with the player could prove to be valuable if he were to leave his club at the end of the season.

Henson, a former Wales international as well as a British and Irish Lions player, has not played for the club since November due to an injury and the coaches at Bath want to give him an opportunity to prove his fitness and earn his place in the squad ahead of the new season, which could see an even stronger Bath Rugby squad in place. Read more »

Mike Ford: Sam Burgess Had A Good Start But Has To Learn More

Mike Ford (Bath United’s head coach) is of the opinion that Sam Burgess surely learns fast but he has to learn more to turn into a world-class rugby player. During the match between Bath and Montpellier on the 12th of December, 2014 Burgess played at the inside center.

After the match judging Sam Burgess’s performance, Mike Ford said that Burgess played well considering the fact that he had played thirty-five minutes only before the match against Montpellier which was for full eighty minutes.

Before the match, Sam Burgess had undergone rigorous training and he was eagerly waiting for his first start. But then during the match, he was not able to perform very well.

Mike Ford really does not know what to expect from Sam Burgess right now. However, he thinks that Burgess will take time to understand the game. Burgess is learning everything sincerely and he obviously loves it.

As the head coach, Ford had decided that he would give Burgess a chance to play in the back row. But because the match was tough, Ford gave up that idea.

In relation to the entire match, Ford said that during the first half the team could have performed better. However, he was happy to see that in the end Bath got 5 points in order to win the match.

The total points of Bath (Group 4) in the European Rugby Champions Cup are ten. Leading the point board in Group 4 is Stade Toulousain which will go against Glasgow Warriors on 13th of December, 2014.

Ford is really hoping that Glasgow Warriors win the match on Saturday so that Bath could get a chance to enter the quarter finals after defeating Glasgow Warriors and Stade Toulousain in January, 2015.

Since every player is in good form, Mike Ford hopes things go well for Bath.