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    • Become our mascot at the Toulouse game this Saturday!

      I am giving one lucky supporter a once in a lifetime opportunity to become our matchday mascot at our opening home European Champions Cup match against Toulouse on Saturday 25th October, kick-off 15.15.

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      The lucky winner will not only get to lead the team out with Bath Rugby Club Captain Stuart Hooper, but also receive four tickets for the big match.

      This special competition is open to anyone aged between 6 and 16.

      To enter, simply email me at maximus@bathrugby.com with your name, age, and tell me in less than 300 words why you would like to be our mascot this Saturday.

      The winner will also receive a tour of the changing room and free matchday programme.    

      Please make sure I have all your entries by midday on Thursday 23rdOctober.

      Good luck! 

      Maximus

    • Bath Rugby open European campaign with defeat to Glasgow

      Bath Rugby suffered a 37-10 defeat at the hands of Guinness Pro12 high-flyers Glasgow Warriors in the opening round of the European Rugby Champions Cup this afternoon.

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      The free-flowing nature of both teams was evident from the off-set, and although a penalty from George Ford after three minutes gave the visitors an early lead, it was Glasgow who crossed the try-line first.

      A break down the left wing from Tommy Seymour gave the Warriors a strong position from which to attack. They drew the defence in tight before spinning the ball to Mark Bennett who was in support in the midfield. The centre jinked his way through and touched down between the posts. Duncan Weir added the conversion. 7-3.

      But the Glasgow lead was short-lived. A strong lineout from Bath saw Ford send the ball high into the air to test the back three. Stuart Hogg failed to gather the ball, and the on-coming Jonathan Joseph was on hand to hack ahead and score. Ford added the extras. 10-3.

      With just under a quarter of the game played pressure from Glasgow led to two quick penalties against the visitors. Weir sent both through the posts, swinging the scoreboard back into the Warriors' favour.

      The home side capitalised on the shift in momentum. A well taken high ball saw play shifted quickly out wide by Glasgow, spreading the Bath defence and allowing the international duo of Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg to combine. Hogg drew the last man in defence and offloaded to Maitland who powered over the line. 18-10.

      A free-kick awarded at the scrum in Bath's 22 and some quick-thinking from Henry Pyrgos led to the next score for the home side. The scrum-half tapped and went, sniping away from the base of the scrum. His pass found the ever-dangerous Seymour who flew over in the corner, just managing to dot the ball down despite the powerful hit of Semesa Rokoduguni. Weir missed the conversion, but the try meant his side took a 13 point lead into the half-time break.

      Half-time: Glasgow Warriors 23 – Bath Rugby 10.

      The home side, roused by their vocal sell-out crowd, started the second-half in much the same fashion. They thought they'd scored in the corner through Chris Fusaro moments after the kick-off, only for the TMO to rule the score out for a knock-on.

      The decision seemed to give Bath some go forward, and scything runs from both Ford and Anthony Watson took them deep into the Warriors' territory. The Scottish side proved they could defend as well as attack though and prevented Bath from finding their way over the whitewash.

      With just over 10 minutes left of the game Bath had been keeping a stranglehold on the Glasgow attack. Fresh impetus for the home side came in the form of replacement Niko Matawalu however, who set-up and scored the bonus point try. A turnover on half-way led to the scrum-half grubbering ahead. Ford gave chase and did his best to get his foot to the bobbling ball, but it refused to sit-up for him, instead falling into the hands of Matawalu, who gathered and scored in the corner. Weir added the conversion. 30-10.

      Despite the best efforts of the visitors it was not to be their day, and Glasgow sealed the game with a fifth try. Centre Bennett broke free in the middle of the field, Maitland chipped ahead and Bennett finished off the score for his second of the day. Weir was once more on target with the conversion. 37-10.

      Bath kept fighting until the final whistle. Penalties were won at the breakdown and the scrum, but the Glasgow defence stood firm until the ball went loose and brought with it the end of the game.

      Final score: Glasgow Warriors 37 – Bath Rugby 10.

    • Bath Rugby fightback held at bay by Wasps

      Bath Rugby battled back to secure a losing bonus point at Adams Park this afternoon having fought from 29-0 down to a final score of 29-22 against Wasps.

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      It was the visitors who enjoyed the more dominant opening stages of the game as they kept Wasps held back in their own 22. Patient build-up saw Anthony Watson go close before Kyle Eastmond scythed through the Wasps midfield unopposed and cantered in under the posts. However the score was ruled out by Referee JP Doyle following consultation with the TMO, and an Andy Goode penalty moments later took the lead for the home side against the run of play.

      As the game developed so did Wasps’s control. Bath were working hard to string together phases but the home side kept their defence in check and forced uncharacteristic errors from their visitors. Two more penalties from the boot of Goode extended the lead further in the hosts’ favour before Leroy Houston was shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Joe Simpson. With Bath down to 14 men, and missing a powerful presence in the scrum, it seemed inevitable that the next Wasps penalty would be awarded at the set-piece. Elliot Daly stepped up for the long range attempt and, following in his fly-half’s footsteps, was on target with the kick.

      Half-time: Wasps 12 – Bath Rugby 0

      Bath’s hopes of getting a foot-hold in the game were given another blow shortly after the second-half commenced as David Wilson followed Houston into the sin bin for a trip on Nathan Hughes. Goode took advantage of the offer of points, taking the lead to 15.

      With two men down, Bath were having to work hard to keep in touch with the game. Wave upon wave of Wasps attack tested the defence, before things went from bad to worse for the visitors. Wing Christian Wade raced onto a loose ball, and looked to be within touching distance of dotting down for the try, only for replacement Micky Young to tackle him without the ball. JP Doyle immediately ran under the posts to signal the penalty try, Goode added the conversion, and Young joined Houston and Wilson on the sidelines. 22-0.

      Sailosi Tagicakibau then crossed to add insult to injury for Bath, and it looked as if the game was out of the grasps of the West Country side. But then Bath started their fightback.

      Jonathan Joseph led the charge, scoring with ease out wide on the left. George Ford’s conversion came back at him off the post, but the points seemed to spur the team on.

      The scrum and lineout started functioning strongly, and led to the next two scores. Dave Attwood secured the lineout five metres from the try line and the ball was spread wide. Young spotted a gap and darted through, touching down between the posts. Ford added the extras with the on-target conversion.

      Then Houston powered away from the base of the scrum and offloaded to Young who found replacement David Sisi in space. The back-row made no mistake close to the line. Ford converted, taking Bath within 10 points. 29-19.

      As the clock ticked down, Bath retained possession, and Wasps had few answers. A strong scrum saw the pack secure another shot at goal for Ford, and the young fly-half didn’t disappoint with the long range kick. 29-22.

      Bath fought valiantly to try and find a way to break through the Wasps defence, knowing that one more try would’ve led to the draw and a try bonus point. The home side had other ideas however, and controlled the last two minutes of play to wind the clock down and make sure they held on for the win. Bath had to be content with the losing bonus point.

      Final score: Wasps 29 – Bath Rugby 22. 

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Set your kids on the path to being legends in the making

The ultimate aim of the Junior Membership Club is to inspire more children to lead fitter, healthier and more active lifestyles. We have set up an initiative called the ‘Children’s Challenge’ which is a set of fitness games created by the players aimed at girls and boys aged up to 15 years.

  • Please be aware that should your child attend any Junior Membership Club events throughout the season, photographs may be taken and used in the future to publicise the Junior Membership Club. If you do not wish your child to be involved in any photographs please make a member of staff aware at the time.
  • Each member is issued with a membership card with unique club ID on. These cards do not count as valid match tickets and should not be used to gain entry to the Recreation Ground on a matchday.
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