Cup final heartache for Bath

Bath's hopes of winning their first silverware in 6 years have been dashed after losing in the final of the European Challenge Cup.

Play-offs still not confirmed for Bath

Bath were unable to confirm their place in the Aviva Premiership play-offs after drawing with Northampton at The Rec on Friday night.

Live updates

Advertisement

Bath Rugby lose to Exeter

Bath Rugby have failed in their bid to reach the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup

They made a brilliant start to their semi-final against Exeter Chiefs at the Rec, scoring a try within 30 seconds through Leroy Houston.

But Exeter then scored three tries to win by 22 points to 19, with Bath fly-half Tom Heathcote missing a late penalty that would have taken the game to extra time.

Advertisement

Bath's George Ford & David Wilson chosen for 6 Nations

George Ford playing for Bath. Credit: PA

England have selected David Wilson at tighthead prop and named uncapped fly-half George Ford on the bench for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland. Wilson comes straight into the starting XV to fill the void left by Dan Cole's season-ending neck injury and Ford takes Brad Barritt's spot.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster confirmed that Cole, who is suffering from a bulging disc that is trapping a nerve, will be rested for three months before being reassessed.

David Wilson in action for England. Credit: PA

"We have been forced into one change and we wish Dan Cole all the best for his recovery," Lancaster said. "However, David Wilson is an experienced international with 31 caps and he showed in his three starts against Argentina last year what he can do.

"It's great to have George involved. He has settled in well and we are confident in his ability should he get his opportunity from the bench."

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories