News from Bath Rugby

The victory, perhaps the most significant since Brian Ashton's return to the Rec, pulled Bath clear of the danger zone at the bottom of the Guinness Premiership, demonstrating that they have both the appetite and the ability to take the game to the top sides in the league and beat them on their own patch. Read more 

Irish's 33-28 victory consisted of five tries, but Bath only had themselves to blame after affording the visitors a sizeable 26-6 half time lead through a series of unforced errors despite playing all the rugby. Read more 

Bath were outstanding in the opening forty minutes of this match. Read more 

Bath did not just win this match, they completely outplayed London Wasps in every facet begging the question as to why the West Country side find themselves at the wrong end of the Guinness Premiership table. Read more 

The Leinster talisman was back to his best as he inspired the Irish Province to the five try victory that secured their place in the last eight of the competition. Read more 

The defeat leaves the West Country side just two points ahead of the Tykes at the foot of the Guinness Premiership table and a return to European competition - where Bath have been in prolific form this season - will hopefully be the tonic needed to ignite a season that has reaped just three victories in the league. Read more 

Bath Rugby now travel to Leeds Tykes on Sunday in what is a crucial game and coach Mike Foley knows that a better performance will be required. Read more 

It was not their finest performance of the season, as coach Mike Foley eluded to after the match, but the Australian was happy at the way his team stuck at it throughout what was a scrappy contest to record a fourth successive victory. Read more 

Mike Foley and Rich Graham's side won this match because they had complete control of the forward exchanges. Read more 

Bathed in glorious sunshine, the Rec was a real picture, and the rugby was fitting of the occasion. Read more