Bath Rugby have confirmed Leroy Houston will leave the club to return to Australia, and the Queensland Reds.
After three seasons and 89 appearances, Leroy Houston will leave Bath and return to Super Rugby to further his chances of playing international rugby for Australia.
The 29 year old previously represented Australia A, was selected as an 18-year-old to tour Europe with the Wallabies in 2005, and won a Super 15 title with the Reds in 2011.
This has been an incredibly difficult decision for me – I have loved every minute of playing for Bath. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Club for making my time here so enjoyable, and for their understanding in allowing me to leave to pursue my international ambitions. I’d also like to thank the fantastic supporters, who have given me so much support since I’ve been here – they’ve been amazing to me.
Getting the opportunity to represent my country has always been an ambition of mine, and getting the chance to realise that is the only reason that I would even consider leaving Bath.
I love this Club, the people here and the beautiful city, and I will definitely miss it - I’ll be watching and cheering on from Australia!
Leroy has been fantastic in his time at Bath, and we’re really sad to see him go. His performances speak for themselves – he’s always given 100% every time he’s pulled on the Bath shirt. He’s been a hugely popular member of the squad, always smiling and willing to go the extra mile, and we’ll miss that. We’d all love to see him achieve his aim of playing for Australia.
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Bath Rugby have confirmed first team coach Neal Hatley will join the England set up at the end of the season as their scrum coach.
It’s been a real privilege to have been part of Bath Rugby these past four years.
I’d like to thank my fellow coaches, players and staff for an unforgettable time, during which this team has reached some new heights. I’ll also never forget how great the Bath supporters have been, and I’m hoping we can give them more reason to cheer with two games remaining this season.
I’d like to thank Bath Rugby for their understanding and allowing me to take up this fantastic opportunity. Being asked by Eddie Jones to be part of the national team’s coaching staff is a real honour, and a special moment for me and my family.
It's a very exciting time to be involved with this young England team and for the game in this country.
Hatley joined Bath in 2012 and is widely regarded as one of the best forward coaches in the game.
He's described the move as a real honour, and a special moment for him and my family.
He will join the England setup at the end of the season.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones described his arrival as an "important appointment" as the Grand Slam winners prepare for June's three-match tour of Australia.
We’re delighted to have brought Neal into the coaching team. Successful English rugby teams have always had strong, powerful, dominant scrums.
Neal is an experienced coach and has impressed me with the work he has done in English rugby.
I’ve no doubt he is the type of character who will thrive in an international environment.
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Bath took on Newcastle in the Premiership tonight. It was a tough game at the Rec, but the home side triumphed 21-19.
Semesa Rokoduguni scored two tries and was named man of the match.
The side needed to secure the win to gain ground on the Premiership top six and the Heineken Cup places.
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Bath Rugby has received four-year planning consent for their stands at the Rec ground, including a new temporary West Stand and renewal of permissions for North, East and South Stands.
Plans to replace the West Stand at the Recreation ground were presented to council planners today (10 February). The club says the ageing wooden structure is no longer fit for purpose. Their dream is to build a temporary stand, which would give the ground 1,000 extra seats.
MP for Bath, Ben Howlett has welcomed the news that the council has approved plans.
I am thrilled that the Council has at last granted permission for Bath Rugby Stadium to be expanded and I look forward to supporting Bath Rugby at the bigger stadium in the future.
The 1000 extra seats will make a real difference allowing even more Bath supporters to support the team.
The temporary stands will be finished in 4 years time.
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