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    • Captain's Log: Hooper's take on the season so far

      With 2015 nearly here and marking the half-way point in the season, we caught up with Club captain, Stuart Hooper, to get his thoughts on Bath Rugby's season so far.

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      The way we've improved as a team this season has impressed me the most.

      When I take away the actual results and our league position, I look at how the guys have come in every day with a willingness to learn and a willingness to get better each day. That's what we need to keep doing. If you stop learning you'll be in trouble.

      Every single player in the squad is on the same page.

      For me, a good indicator of that was when we had nine guys involved in international rugby in the Autumn. That in itself is absolutely fantastic, but once those guys went away, we picked up 13 out of a possible 15 points in the Premiership. The guys who remained with the Club really stood up and created selection headaches for the coaches. You want to be having tough calls in team selection.

      We're training better, harder and smarter this season.

      We're having more ownership as players with regard to training and what we're doing on the pitch; learning to react to things that are happening to us. There's a real belief in the players than we can do something really good in 2014/15. The coaches do an unbelievable amount of hard work and they allow us to find out the answers for ourselves sometimes, which is the best way. It's about problem-solving on the pitch on the weekend, rather than just doing what you're told.

      We've had some impressive victories this year.

      We had two very decent performances against Leicester and Sarries. I was hugely proud of the boys after those games. It's special to speak to people who've been coming to the Rec for 10 or 15 years say they've seen some of the best ever Bath performances this season. Even Sale away first up, we didn't play particularly well, but that's proven to be a difficult place to go, but we went there and got the win.

      There have been some good times and some to learn from.

      When we look back at that Toulouse game in the Champions Cup, we're very disappointed we didn't win it. The Glasgow away game was our worst performance of the year. We didn't do ourselves justice there and we didn't play the way we know we can. It's difficult to say exactly what went wrong. I guess individually we just didn't deliver what we needed to deliver.

      We realise the importance of pushing ourselves in every single game.

      Whether it be going away to London Irish away and winning, or doing the same thing when Newcastle come to the Rec, we're constantly looking to push ourselves. You keep going and you don't settle on anything.

      From everyone at Bath Rugby, we wish you a very Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you at the Rec in 2015!

    • Merry Christmas!

      On behalf of everyone at Bath Rugby, I would like to wish all of you in my Junior Membership Club a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Maximus

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    • Burgess arrives at Bath Rugby

      This month witnesses the most high-profile cross-code switch in rugby history with the arrival of Sam Burgess at Bath Rugby.

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      The 25-year-old England Rugby League international joins the historic Club of Bath having finished his South Sydney Rabbitohs career with an NRL Grand Final victory. His consistently excellent performances with the Rabbitohs helped the side to their first title in 43 years and Burgess became the first Englishman to win the prestigious man of the match Clive Churchill Medal.

      Following the culmination of the NRL season he was named International Rugby League Player of the Year, again becoming the first Englishman to win this award. Now he is preparing to play a part in Bath Rugby’s challenge for domestic and European honours. 

      “The thought of taking to the field with the talented players here at Bath really motivates me,” said Burgess. “I’m here to work hard and learn the game. I just want to get my head down so that I can be in the best possible position to be an asset to the Club. I see Bath as the perfect learning environment for me, and am really looking forward to getting to grips with rugby union.” 

      Head Coach Mike Ford commented: “We’re hugely excited about what Sam can bring to this team. It’s not going to be an overnight process, but he possesses all the attributes to thrive in union. Sam’s going to complement the outstanding players we already have here at Bath. The guys in possession of the starting places have played outstandingly so far this season, so it won’t be a case of Sam walking into the team straight away, and he knows that, but he’s a talented player and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can bring to our side.”

      Bath’s Owner and Executive Chairman, Bruce Craig, added: “Sam’s achievements and performances in the NRL over the past year have been no less than extraordinary. The leadership and physical qualities that he will bring with him to the Bath team and rugby union are unquestionable.”  

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  • Make sure your little one is signed up to Max’s Cubs where they will become part of an exciting, engaging Club that prides itself on fun, fair play and teamwork.
  • Join today and enjoy special family fun days and matchday activities throughout the year.
  • Plus look out for some exclusive family ticket offers at a number of our matches.
  • Automatic transfer up to Max's Gladiators once your child reaches their sixth birthday.

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  • Personalised birthday and Christmas cards.
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Sign up to Max’s Gladiators and be part of the coolest legion on earth.

  • All gladiators receive a personalised Birthday and Christmas card.
  • Access to loads of really cool stuff online.
  • Fantastic range of JMC clothes and gifts in the Bath Rugby Shop.
  • That’s not all; each member receives a welcome pack from Max and invites from him to exclusive events throughout the season.
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  • Invites to exclusive events.
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Follow in the footsteps of legends and who knows, maybe one day, your name will be carved in the history books of our great Club.

  • Exclusive matchday ticket offers.
  • Opportunity to quiz the players.
  • Great competitions.
  • Fantastic range of JMC clothes and gifts in the Bath Rugby Shop.
  • Invites to some awesome events throughout the season.
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Information for parents

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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