People say that children are our future
Saturday 22nd October. That's the day I became completely 100% convinced that the club is now on a very stable footing playing wise, and has the structure in place to go forward, gain promotion, and continue building towards being a competitive Premiership side.
Edinburgh v Harlequins: Down But Not Out
Not much time on the long drive north to think about the match due to the crappy road conditions but in the cold light of day on match day morning couldn`t help but think that this was definitely a game there for the taking.
Test in the West
Exeter this Sunday could pose the most significant test of Bath' Premiership season to date. Of course this is a West Country derby, now more anticipated by many than the more traditional and bitter rivalry with Gloucester. It may also prove a defining weekend for Premiership fortunes in the lead up to Christmas. Two league positions and 7 points separate the clubs and Bath will want to preserve their top 4 status. Leicester look likely losers on Saturday at Allianz Park, as do Newcastle at Wasps. An away win for Bath would therefore open up a comfortable gap between the leading 3 teams and chasing pack before the Autumn International window. It is also important for Bath to get a first win of the season against a title contender: most of the other victories have been over lowly or mid table teams. Add in the small matter of George Ford’s future. Whatever the truth in recent rumours, the outcome is unlikely to be clear in the next few weeks. A good win at Sandy Park would be a real boost for morale and an indicator of squad solidarity in the face of distraction. So, what can we expect?
View from the south stand: Sale 5 Toulon 15
Well, we knew we were unlikely to progress from this group from the day they were drawn. A disappointing performance in Llanelli to kick off proceedings didn't help, and now we had to entertain the Galacticos of Toulon, smarting from defeat at home to Saracens. Oh, dear...
England Sevens - Ollie Lindsay-Hague added to 2016/17 Squad
Ollie Lindsay-Hague has been added to the England Sevens squad for the 2016/17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
England Rugby: O2 Signs New Partnership
Multi-award winning sponsorship to continue until 2021 O2 and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced that they have extended their partnership through to September 2021. A proud partner for 21 years, O2 has been at the heart of England Rugby since the game turned professional in 1995, making it one of the longest standing sports sponsorships globally.
Home KO Changes
There are a number of slight changes to Cornish Pirates home Kick Off times . . . 5 in the Championship & 1 in the B&I Cup
England Old Mutal Wealth -Autumn International Fixtures 2016
Listed below are both Mens and Women Fixtures for the 2016 Autumn internationals. Plus links to possible tickets for the Fiji and Argentina matches
England Rugby September 2016 - In Review
England Rugby September In Review 2016 - Richard Hill Team Manager, more info on concussion management, Women's Squads plus much more
England U20s Squad for 2016/17 Season
Martin Haag has named his England U20 elite player squad (EPS) for the 2016/17 season which will see them compete in the Six Nations and look to defend their World Rugby U20 Championship in Georgia.