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Bath Rugby sign "talented and exciting" Matawalu

Bath Rugby have signed young Fijian scrum-half Nikola Matawalu, currently with the Glasgow Warriors, for the 2015/16 season.

25-year-old Matawalu has scored 22 tries in 59 appearances with the Warriors, and has represented Fiji 21 times on the national stage.

Niko is an incredibly talented and exciting young player, and we’re eager to see his skill-set worked into our attacking style of play. He’s a great character, and we know he’ll fit in really well at the Club.

– Mike Ford, Head Coach of Bath Rugby
Nikola Matawalu celebrates a win. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

I’m really happy to be joining Bath next season. They are a very ambitious club with a very talented squad and coaching team.

I’m looking forward to getting settled in and testing myself in the Aviva Premiership and top flight of Europe, but for the remainder of the season my focus will be with Glasgow.

– Nikola Matawalu

Tickets for Yeovil Town - Man United clash sold out

All tickets for Yeovil Town's dream third-round tie against Premiership giants Manchester United have sold out in just five hours.

Fans were camping overnight and queueing right around the ground from the early hours of this morning as tickets went on sale.

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Fan frenzy for Yeovil Town - Man United tickets

No prizes for guessing what everyone in Yeovil wants for Christmas - a prized ticket to the Manchester United FA Cup tie.

As expected, demand far outweighs supply for the game at Huish Park on 4th January.

Fans were camping overnight and queueing right around the ground from the early hours of this morning as tickets went on sale.

The third-round tie against Britain's most successful club could earn the Glovers an estimated half a million pounds.

Bath beat local rivals Gloucester at Kingsholm

Gloucester's James Hook is tackled by Bath's Alafoti Fa'osiliva and Jonathan Joseph. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Bath have kept up the pressure on Premiership leaders Northampton with a 39-16 win over West Country rivals Gloucester at Kingsholm.

George Ford kicked five first half penalties to make it 15-9 at the turnaround.

A penalty try and a Matt Garvey score put Bath further ahead. Dan Robson immediately reduced the deficit with the hosts' only try of the game, before Garvey went over again in the final minute.

It's Bath's biggest ever league win at Kingsholm.

Full report to follow.

Defeats for all our League One teams

All three of our League One teams lost 1-0 today.

Top-of-the-table Bristol City have been beaten 1-0 at bottom club Crewe. The only goal of the game was scored in the 74th minute after City had Derrick Williams sent off for two bookable offences.

Swindon Town missed the chance to go top. Michael Smith saw his penalty saved as Mark Cooper's men suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Doncaster. The visitors' winner also came from the penalty spot.

Yeovil Town were unable to build on their two straight wins last week. They lost 1-0 at home to second-from-bottom Colchester, who leap-frog the Glovers in the table.

In League Two, Cheltenham Town drew 1-1 with Portsmouth, despite taking the lead through Omari Sterling-James' first half strike.

Last night in the Conference, Forest Green Rovers lost 2-1 at Grimsby, while Bristol Rovers beat Gateshead 3-2 at the Memorial Stadium.

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Yeovil footballers share to Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport
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