Will Butt completes smash and grab raid to finish off Leicester

“We’ve spoken about being tough to beat and I believe tonight we achieved that. We were desperate on our line when they were all over us. We were up against a power team and we matched them.” Tigers appeared set to return to winning ways – and showed no signs of rustiness following the 26-day … Read more

Former Bath Rugby player Levi Davis missing in Barcelona

Leicester Tigers player Burns shared Varndell’s appeal, adding: “Please share. Praying Levi is found safe and well.”Bath Rugby shared an appeal saying Davis was last seen at The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona. “Levi’s family and I are very worried about him and desperate to know that he is OK,” his mother Julie told the … Read more

Johann van Graan era up and running as Bath claim first win of the season

George Worboys added the extras, but Northampton responded with a period of sustained pressure as they attempted to batter Bath into submission through their powerful ball carriers. The likes of Lewis Ludlam, Matt Proctor, and Juarno Augustus tried to force their way over the line, but Bath’s defence was resolute, an area which has improved … Read more

Gallagher Premiership team of the weekend: Julian Montoya awesome in Leicester win

 1. Bevan Rodd (Sale Sharks) Either one of Ellis Genge or Val Rapava Ruskin could have taken this slot. A few hours previously, though, Rodd had underlined his considerable skills on both sides of the ball.  2. Julian Montoya (Leicester Tigers) What a coup it was for Leicester to tie down the Argentina skipper. Combative … Read more

Ollie Lawrence interview: ‘The only time Worcester’s owners spoke up was to slate us’

The depths of Worcester’s financial issues led to the club’s academy house being repossessed, leaving their youth players with nowhere to stay close to training. Lawrence took in former Worcester scrum-half Ollie Wynn, whose family home was two hours away. “He’s a great lad, but that’s a prime example of someone who was put in … Read more

Gloucester hold firm to prevail in ferocious West Country derby

Scrum-half Ben Meehan was harshly sin-binned for a high shot on Orlando Bailey on the stroke of half-time, presenting Bath with the most auspicious of moments to claw back the deficit. And, even in spite of wing Joe Cokanasiga knocking on with the line at his mercy – in an otherwise energetic performance – the … Read more

Worcester Warriors facing exodus as Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence join Bath on loan

England internationals Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence are among four Worcester Warriors players who will join Bath on loan this week as the club desperately try and cut costs.  Worcester, who are in administration, are also set to lose Russia international prop Valery Morozov and Australian forward Fergus Lee-Warner. Hill, the Worcester captain, addressed the … Read more

London Irish duo both bag hat-tricks as first-half blitz stuns Bath

Ollie Hassell-Collins and Ben Loader both scored hat-tricks as London Irish produced a breathtaking first-half performance to blow Bath away. Irish led 35-5 at the interval before taking their foot off the pedal to allow Bath to stage a spirited rally. The visitors had no answers to the slick handling of the home backs in … Read more

Wasps put off-field issues aside to earn first win of season against Bath

After Jack Willis burrowed over a few minutes later, Bath found themselves in deep trouble and it was only about to get worse as Wasps came up with a beautiful score. Shredding Bath open down the left-hand side again, Spink, Jacob Umaga and finally the excellent Odendaal with a deft offload behind his back all combined … Read more

Ellis Genge at the double as Bristol strike late to beat Bath

The hosts turned the screw on the stroke of half-time as they broke from their own half and Bath centre Will Butt was sent to the sin-bin for not rolling away. Bristol made the most of their advantage as Sheedy and Charles Piutau exchanged passes to put Luke Morahan over. He touched down next to … Read more