Bath fall victim to another late surge as Exeter fly to victory

Exeter fought past a difficult start to beat Bath 24-39 in a bonus-point victory at the Rec. 14 points from the boot of Gareth Steenson, as well as five tries ensured that Exeter would travel back to the South coast victorious. While Bath’s opening try came through Semesa Rokoduguni’s brilliant chip for Rhys Priestland to…

Cokanasiga inspires Bath to first victory of season over lacklustre Quins

Two late Harlequins tries weren’t enough to prevent Bath from leaving South-west London with all five points, as Todd Blackadder’s side won 32-37. In truth, it was a disappointing performance from Paul Gustard’s team, whose opening day victory over Sale promised so much for the season ahead. Though Jamie Roberts – playing against his former…

Scrapping Bears hold on for derby day victory on Premiership return

An Alapati Leuia try was enough to secure an opening-day victory for the returning Bristol Bears as they overcame Bath, winning 17-10. Bath were left to rue missed opportunities after spurning a 10-9 lead entering the last 10 minutes. But had Tom Dunn not fatally failed to throw the ball into the lineout straight in…

Premiership Preview: Bath Rugby

Bath celebrated Todd Blackadder’s second season at the club by qualifying for the top tier of Europe again, but missed out on a golden opportunity to reach the quarter-finals of that competition and possibly bring silverware back to the Rec. Last Season:┬áDespite qualifying for the Champions Cup by virtue of a last day thrashing of…