Bath forced to cancel clash with Exeter

A statement from the Somerset club said Premiership Rugby would determine the points allocation for the cancelled game over the coming days, while their league clash with London Irish on January 3 is unaffected.

“It is with regret we share that our Round 3 Premiership Rugby Cup fixture against Exeter Chiefs scheduled for Wednesday 29 December at the Rec cannot go ahead safely,” read a statement on


England wing Joe Cokanasiga signs Bath contract extension

The 23-year-old moved to the Rec from Gallagher Premiership rivals London Irish in 2018 and has scored 10 tries in 28 appearances for the club.

He made his England debut in November 2018 and was part of Eddie Jones’ squad for the 2019 World Cup, where he won the most recent of his nine Test caps, scoring twice in the pool stage win over the United States.

Leicester Tigers 36-31 Bath - Tigers overturn early deficit for victory

Bath went 14-0 up after Beno Obano's fortuitous second-minute try and Ben Spencer's excellent solo effort.

Three George Ford penalties and Freddie Steward's try cut the gap to a point at the interval and Tigers went ahead with Harry Wells' try just after the break.

At 26-26 Cameron Henderson's try put Tigers ahead and despite Cameron Redpath's late score they held on.

The win sees Leicester move up from 11th to seventh in the table, while Bath drop to ninth despite getting a losing bonus point.

Bath sign England 7s 'emerging talent' Muir

The 24-year-old originally caught the eye of the national set-up while playing for Northumbria University in the BUCS Super Rugby League. He has gone onto represent England Sevens across the globe, making his senior bow at the Assupol International Sevens tournament in South Africa.

His impressive performances led to a call-up to Simon Amor’s 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens squad in San Francisco before joining the programme full time for the 2018-19 World Rugby Sevens campaign.

Watson and 'Roko' help Bath tune-up London Irish

That match was good as over by the interval as the visitors established a 31-3 lead thanks to scores from Beno ObanoWill ChudleyAnthony WatsonSemesa Rokoduguni and a penalty try.

Wasps 14-24 Bath - Freddie Burns leads visitors to victory

Burns' boot ticked the scoreboard over, and his try before half-time gave Bath a lead they never surrendered.

Will Chudley extended that lead after the interval and Nathan Catt looked to have settled the game, only for his score to be ruled out by the TMO.

Wasps gave themselves hope through Thomas Young's try but too many errors hindered their attempted rescue act.

It leaves Wasps with only one victory from their past 12 matches, but they hold on to fourth place before facing Harlequins at Twickenham on Saturday.

Worcester Warriors 25-46 Bath

Tries from flankers Paul Grant and Matt Garvey either side of half time put the visitors in control before England's Anthony Watson raced in to score.

David Denton, Joe Taufet'ee and Perry Humphreys all scored second-half tries for Worcester.

But lock James Phillips and two tries for Kahn Fotuali'i sealed Bath's winning bonus point.

After Rhys Priestland's opening two penalties inside the first 14 minutes, Chris Pennell got Warriors back in the game when he finally slotted one home from close to the halfway line having missed his first two attempts at goal.

Bath fined for releasing Faletau

Faletau was allowed to feature in a 24-22 victory over the Springboks at the Principality Stadium on December 2 despite the Test falling outside World Rugby's international window.

Bath had been aware that sanctions could be imposed for giving the number eight the green light to line up for his country.

The Premiership club on Wednesday confirmed they have been slapped with a fine and called for a change of regulations.

Bath suffer first defeat to impressive Tigers

Tries from Brendon O'Connor, Tom Youngs and Ed Slater helped the Tigers to a commanding victory at Welford Road, Owen Williams adding 17 points with the boot.

Semesa Rokoduguni and Tom Dunn crossed for Bath, but Todd Blackadder's men were ultimately well beaten as the hosts powered clear in the second half.

Leicester move up to fourth in the table, a point behind Bath and five shy of leaders Wasps.

Blackadder and Matson off to Bath

Blackadder who is leaving the Crusaders after eight years as head coach, has signed a three year deal with English club Bath.

Tabai Matson, who has been Blackadder's assistant at the Crusaders, is also joining him at Bath having signed a four year deal with the club.

Blackadder said while he would miss the Crusaders set-up and friendships, there were some things he certainly would not miss.