7:30 am, Tue 14 May 2013
Bath's head coach's voice scares pigeons
Gary Gold's voice scares pigeons at the Rec
The rugby season may be over but Bath head coach's voice is playing a vital role at the Rec.
Gary Gold's team talks are being broadcast full volume to scare away pigeons tucking into the grass seed.
The club says it is working a treat and it means there will be a new pitch ready for next season.
2:34 pm, Wed 08 May 2013
SPORT: West rugby players off to Argentina
Gloucester and Bath have both had five players named in the England rugby union squad for this summer's tour of Argentina.
Freddie Burns and Billy Twelvetrees lead the Gloucester contingent and are joined by uncapped duo Jonny May and Matt Kvesic, along with number eight Ben Morgan.
New Bath signing Jonathan Joseph is included with rugby league convert Kyle Eastmond and forwards Dave Attwood, Rob Webber and David Wilson.
7:59 pm, Fri 12 Apr 2013 Weekend sport round-up
RUGBY: Focus on Bath ahead of tomorrow's game against Harlequins
There are just three games left of the Premiership rugby season for Bath to finish in the top six places.
That would guarantee them qualification for Europe's premier competition, the Heineken Cup next season. It would represent a move in the right direction for a club that's failed to meet its goals in recent years but they've got an uphill task ahead
12:24 pm, Tue 12 Mar 2013
Bristol Rugby are a "fantastic club" - Ben Skirving
29 year old Ben Skirving has joined Bristol Rugby from Bath, where he has been since 2009. He has made 18 appearances so far this season and has scored one try.
Bristol Rugby... are making positive strides on and off the field.
Liam [Middleton’s] project to drive Bristol forward is one that I’m excited about and looking forward to contributing to.
To be part of a Club that matches my own ambitions as a player is something I feel very positive about.”
– Ben Skirving, Bristol Rugby
12:14 pm, Tue 12 Mar 2013
SPORT: Ben Skirving a "wealth of experience"
He [Ben] is a widely respected professional who can become an integral member of our squad.
Ben is a powerful ball carrier, a hard worker and gives us plenty of options in the lineout.
We’re trying to build a squad with the right balance of youth and experience – Ben fits the bill of a player in the prime of his career.”
– Liam Middleton, Head Coach, Bristol Rugby
12:07 pm, Tue 12 Mar 2013
SPORT: Bath's Ben Skirving joins Bristol Rugby
Bristol Rugby has announced that it has signed Ben Skirving from Bath Rugby.
The 29 year old will join the club ahead of the 2013/14 campaign.
6:10 pm, Sat 27 Oct 2012 West Country Sport
Bath 23 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
Bath have beaten West Country rivals Exeter Chiefs at the Rec this afternoon.
Ben Williams put the first points on the board for the home side with a try after just three minutes. And ten minutes later Kyle Eastmond made it 12-0.
The Chiefs got back into the game when Brett Sturgess crossed the line to make it 15-5 at the turnaround.
Bath went further ahead in the second half through Francois Lowe, but they were soon down to 14 men when Dan Hipkiss was sent off and the Chiefs piled on the pressure.
Ignacio Mieres's try set up a tense finale, but Stephen Donald's 79th-minute penalty secured the win for Bath.
6:31 pm, Sat 06 Oct 2012 West Country Sport
Gloucester have beaten Bath in this afternoon's West Country derby at Kingsholm.
Stephen Donald had put the visitors 10-0 up with a try in the very first minute, followed by a conversion and a penalty midway through the half.
But the home side battled back with Rob Cook crossing the line in the second period, plus 11 points coming from the boot of Freddie Burns.
8:30 pm, Thu 14 Jun 2012 West News In Brief
Bath prop forward David Flatman is retiring with immediate effect
Credit: PA / Mike Egerton / EMPICS Sport
Bath Rugby prop David Flatman has been forced to retire from the game through injury
The Bath star arrived at the Rec in 2003, going on to make 161 appearances for the club and becoming a cornerstone of the squad at the time. Flatman also won 8 caps for England.
The club says on its website that he will stay on at the club to work on the business side of its activities.