Where now for Bath Rugby of 2021/22?

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Bath Rugby 2021/22 has been a season that as much as they may want to, the club can never forget. Not only do they sit bottom of the Gallagher Premiership with just two rounds remaining, but the number of landslide losses they have been subjected to is simply unacceptable for a club with such history […] READ MORE


Wins ‘against the grain’ in Gallagher Premiership Round 14 refresh League

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As the Gallagher Premiership Round 14 results are consumed, there were wins ‘against the grain’ and pundit selections that will refresh the English rugby top tier league, to the benefit of fans and followers globally. Not every game was an entirely upset outcome though. Some had few outright predictions while the midtable teams can take […] READ MORE


Bath Rugby 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership focus

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In the first of a new series, Last Word on Rugby will be refocusing attention on the Gallagher Premiership ahead of the 2021/22 season. Under the spotlight to start is Bath Rugby, who will be hoping for a much better campaign 2020/21, where they finished seventh. Biggest departure Several dependable squad members have departed, including […] READ MORE


Chasing pack struggle in Gallagher Premiership Round One

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After less than a month away, Premiership rugby is back. Champions Exeter Chiefs have already taken their usual spot at the top of the league table, after putting in the most convincing win of Gallagher Premiership Round One. They beat Harlequins, who are joined at the bottom of the table by fellow ‘mid-table’ chasers Gloucester […] READ MORE


Premiership Rugby restart: who hit the ground running?

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Rugby fans across the country had been waiting for the Premiership Rugby restart to come and for many the wait was well worth it. The sight of our league’s signature names rampaging on turf was a joy to behold. There is also the added intrigue of the changing of players mid way through the season […] READ MORE


Bath, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs veto salary cap cuts

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Premiership Rugby sides were unable to reach a unanimous decision on cutting the salary cap ahead of next season. Bath Rugby, Bristol Bears and Exeter Chiefs were the only three clubs to go against the wage cuts. Cuts to the cap had been proposed to due the financial implications that COVID-19 is having upon Premiership […] READ MORE


Rhys Webb Begins Bath Life in Derby Defeat

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The signing of Rhys Webb on a short-term deal was always going to raise eyebrows and expectations. Although the Welshman impressed in his first outing for Bath Rugby he had to watch on as his side were ground out by an excellent Bristol side. Blistering Bears Start Rhys Webb began brightly enough with some quick-thinking […] READ MORE


Bath vs Bristol: lost Premiership derby is back to stay

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The Rec will host only its second Bath vs Bristol derby in ten years this weekend as this local derby returns as a key Premiership match. Recent history of Bath vs Bristol Bears Last season’s match was moved to Twickenham for the inaugural “The Clash” fixture. Therefore, it is the first time the Bath faithful […] READ MORE