Bath's Summer Tourists
With all the recent speculation about new signings (or lack of them), it is easy to forget that a number of the Bath squad were in representative action a few weeks ago. While their colleagues have been sunning themselves on the beach, or on the physio table preparing for another attritional season, nine Bath Rugby players were on tour with various teams. Here’s how they did – and what their summer experience could mean for Bath in the coming season.
IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - 4. PETRUS DU PLESSIS
When Petrus du Plessis joined Saracens in 2010 as front row cover, I don’t think anyone expected him to make the impact that he did or to remain with the club so long. It was the early days of Brendan Venter, the first Premiership Final year, and the club had a front row crisis. The legendary Cobus Visagie had retired. In his place, Carlos Nieto, Richard Skuse and Tom Mercey were the tight heads but injury to Nieto reduced cover to virtually zero.
NEWS:...a different world then.....
Who remembers Harold Macmillan's "You've never had it so good" speech back in the late 1950's? In a superb article Mobbs takes a look at how the world of sport & especially rugby has changed in our town over the years. Was the world a better place in days gone by? You decide & debate please
Glasw have made a tremendous summer signing with a commitent to lashings of proper beer for the next seven seasons .... such good news that we won't mind them trying to rename The Shed ..
England Rugby 2017 Autumn Internationals Tickets on Sale 2/8
Tickets for England's Old Mutual Wealth Series matches against Argentina and Samoa in November will go on sale to new England Rugby Club First XV members on Wednesday 2 August.
On Tour with the Lions - Part seven
So…it’s the end of the road…Gym takes us through the last few days of following the Lions…so close but so far….but would he do it again? Were the fush and chups worth the money? Was it worth all the hassle with the travelling and hotels? Would Gym do it again? For the last time its on tour with the Lions…and then home to cut the grass…with a combine harvester…
Warriors Fixtures 2017 - 2018
The full list of Warriors fixtures. If you spot an error please contact Powick Eastander by Personal Message. Please be aware that all fixtures are subject to change
Life in the slow lane
Yorkshire Carnegie plays in the second tier of English rugby. A number of factors recently have led supporters to believe that this is the club's rightful place and that the fast lane (Premiership) will remain out of our reach for the foreseeable future.
Llanelli move, club takeover and new name.
The following was released and published last night by the WRL. "South Wales Ironmen Rugby League Club have new owners after the Rugby Football League approved a takeover by Andrew Thorne, the owner of West Wales Raiders RLFC, along with the board of the WRL Premier League club. The new ownership means that the club will move to Llanelli’s Stebonheath Park with immediate effect and will play three games in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield at the stadium before playing there permanently from the start of the 2018 Season under the West Wales Raiders name."
NEWS: Predictions for 2017/2018
The new season is coming soon so...predictions please...