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Bath beaten in Premiership Final

Saracens' Owen Farrell scores their first try. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Bath's 19 year wait for a league title must go on after losing 28-16 in the Premiership Final to Saracens.

First half tries from Owen Farrell, Jamie George and Chris Wyles helped secure Saracens' first title in 5 years.

Jonathan Joseph scored Bath's only try in the second half.


Bath fans arrive for Twickenham final

Bath fans will be hoping their side can secure the Premiership title Credit: ITV News West Country

The blue, black and white of Bath is taking over Twickenham this afternoon as Bath fans descend on Rugby HQ for the Premiership final.

Bath face Saracens at 14:30 this afternoon, hoping to secure their first top-flight title in 19 years. Mike Ford has named an unchanged side from the one that thumped Leicester in the semi-final at the Rec last weekend.

Bath hope to secure their first top-flight title in 19 years Credit: ITV News West Country


School girl killed while cycling in Weston named

A seven-year-old girl from Weston-super-Mare who died following a collision on the A371 has been named as April Reeves.

April died when the pushbike she was riding was in collision with a car just before 3pm on Thursday (28/5). The collision happened between RAF Locking and the Helicopter Museum.

April died when the pushbike she was riding was in collision with a car Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

April was out cycling with her mother and 10-year-old brother at the time and up until just before the collision they were using the combined cycleway/pathway.

April’s family have said they are completely devastated by her death and added that she was greatly loved by all her family and friends.

Bath fans preparing for Premiership Final

Excitement is building ahead of today's match between Bath and Saracens at Twickenham. The winner will be crowned Premiership Champion a title Bath are hoping to secure for the first time since the playoff system was introduced and the first title in 19 years.

Unsurprisingly, huge numbers of Bath fans are heading to Twickenham for the match and many have been taking to Twitter to show their support for the West Country outfit.

Kick off is at 14:30.

Man dies following a collision in Mark, Somerset

The body of a man was discovered at 5.19am (Saturday) Credit: ITV News West Country

A man has died following a collision in Mark in Somerset this morning (30/5).

Police received a call at 5.19am from South West Ambulance Service about a car which was submerged in a rhyne off The Causeway.

The body of a man was found inside the vehicle.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Bath begin their journey ahead of their biggest game in a decade

Bath Rugby's squad are on the road to London this evening ahead of their biggest game in a decade.

Mike Ford's men take on Saracens tomorrow in the Premiership Final at Twickenham and 80,000 supporters are expected to make the journey to watch them try to become league champions.

Here's what Head Coach Mike Ford had to say.

Winning is the most important thing, I think you know you dont get to these finals just to lose you know we've sacrificed all these stuff all year all these fitness sessions on a tuesday in the rain and stuff like that to get to these finals and to be able to win them you know. you want to go home with a gold medal round your neck

– Anthony Watson, Bath player

It's been a long journey for Bath who last reached the final in 2004 only to lose to Wasps. Bob Crampton's been looking through the archive to see what lessons Bath can take into tomorrow's showdown

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