Bath Rugby - 150 Years in the Making

This year represents a milestone in the history of Bath Rugby, as the Club celebrates its 150TH anniversary.

Throughout the 2015/16 season a series of commemorative events will be held which mark this significant milestone and celebrate the Club’s place in the heart of the City of Bath.

As our supporters have been central to the Club’s existence over the past 150 years, we would like to invite our supporters and the City  of Bath to celebrate Bath Rugby’s past, present and future with us.

About the Club

Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world.

Throughout the 80's and 90's, Bath were a formidable force, with the likes of Gareth Chilcott, Stuart Barnes, David Trick and Graham Dawe ensuring that silverware, in the form of the John Player Cup (latterly the Pilkington Cup) and the Courage League (now known as the Premiership), was a familiar sight in the Recreation Ground trophy cabinet at the end of each season.

Professionalism changed the game, but Bath continued to succeed. International stars such as Jeremy Guscott, Jason Robinson, Phil de Glanville, Mike Catt and Mike Tindall all donned the legendary Blue, Black and White in the 90's, and in 1998, ex-Scotland captain, Andy Nicol, became the first British player to lift the Heineken Cup, as Bath triumphed over Europe. The next trophy came ten years later, as Bath defeated Worcester Warriors in the European Challenge Cup in 2008.


Heineken Cup champions


European Challenge Cup champions


Courage League Division One champions

1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96

John Player Cup champions

1983/84, 1984/85, 1985/86, 1986/87

Pilkington Cup champions

1988/89, 1989/90, 1991/92, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96

Middlesex Sevens winners


Next Match

Bath vs Exeter
10 October 2015, 17:45

Details + Ticket Availability

Or see full Fixture List

New to Bath Rugby?

Join us in our 150TH year for:

  • Epic, elite entertainment
  • Passionate, family-friendly atmosphere
  • Email Previews & Post-match reports

Find out more or enter your email address to get started.