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Tales from the Legends

Learn about Bath Rugby from the point of view of the men that made it great  - part of our 150th Anniversary celebration.

The Legends

Danny Grewcock

When looking for a legendary Bath Rugby lock to speak to, now Bath Rugby Academy Director Danny Grewcock seemed an obvious choice.

The British and Irish Lion, and England international enjoyed a fantastic career at the Rec, weighing in with 229 appearances over ten years, and was one of the most highly regarded players in the game.

 Danny Grewcock

Simon Halliday

Now the Chairman of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), Simon Halliday shone for both Club and Country. For England, he won two Grand Slams and was a member of the squad that reached the World Cup final in 1991. 

Simon Halliday 

Matt Perry

Matt Perry is a man who Bath Rugby supporters will remember with fondness for eternity. He proudly won 36 caps for England, three for the Lions in Australia in 2001, and made an eye watering 221 appearances scoring 561 points for Bath Rugby between 1995 and his enforced retirement in 2007, at that point the Club’s longest serving player.

Matt Perry 

Phil de glanville

One of the most celebrated Bath Rugby players amidst a golden generation, decorated centre Phil de Glanville gives us his opinion on past, present and future at The Rec.

Phil de Glanville

John Hall

“I just didn’t want to lose. When I went on the pitch, I had fourteen people alongside me who were exactly the same.”

Widely regarded by supporters and peers alike as arguably the best forward ever to be produced by the Club, John Hall is a man who personifies Bath Rugby.

John Hall

Lee mears

Lee Mears joined the Bath Rugby Academy having played for Torquay RFC as a young man, and having attended Colston’s School...

Lee Mears

Duncan Bell

Legendary tighthead Duncan Bell delves into the dark arts of the front row and recalls some fond memories at the Rec.

Duncan Bell

Andy Nicol

The position of scrum- half is the fulcrum on which a fifteen-man game is built, and today we are very fortunate to have British and Irish Lion, Scotland and Bath Rugby legend Andy Nicol to give us his views on a pivotal position, and his time at the club.

Andy Nicol 

David egerton

Bath’s legendary number eight David Egerton talks through some good times at the Club, a winning mentality and the demands of the modern number eight position.

David Egerton

Tony Swift

Legendary winger Tony Swift recalls a potent blend of grace and grit which saw the Club launch into its most successful era in history.

Tony Swift

 

Nigel Redman

The latest in our stellar cast of legends is British and Irish Lion Nigel Redman, who casts his eye over all things rugby and says elite performance has always been the name of the game at Bath Rugby.

Nigel Redman

Steve Ojomoh

I hear this voice roar out – ‘OJO! Either do something or come off!’ That was Jack Rowell. Everybody heard it. But that was what I needed!

Steve Ojomoh recalls some special times at the Club, fuelled by an unshakeable will to win.

Steve Ojomoh

Kevin Maggs

"Coming to Bath was the best move I ever made in my career.

So says Kevin Maggs, 70-times capped Ireland international, who arrived to Bath in 1998 following his first summer tour to South Africa with Ireland.

Kevin Maggs

John Horton

Fly-half John Horton began his tenure in 1973, having moved down from Sale for a job at the Technical College in the City, where he bumped into old friend Mike Beese...

John Horton

Gareth Chilcott

Gareth Chilcott remains the personification of the spirit, passion and above all, plain old-fashioned nous, which are required to succeed to the highest level.

Gareth Chilcott

 

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