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Star Parts or Bit Players? Bath’s England World Cup choices

By P G Tips
August 30 2015

  The auditions are complete, the cast chosen. There are less than three weeks to go to curtain up on the main show, with one preview this weekend to give further clues to the final line up. Disappointing performances in the warm ups have clouded the view, the manner of the Paris defeat in particular suggesting that something has gone wrong in preparation or Stuart Lancaster does not know hi... More >

Where are the Reinforcements? Baths’ World Cup Hopefuls (3)

  A brave come back and two fine tries cannot hide the paucity of England’s performance in Paris. There is no comfort in the gallantry of the last 10 minutes –thi... More >

A barrack room lawyer speaks

So progress, or so it seems. But what did the Upper Tribunal actually decide? And does it have wider implications?... More >

Destiny Days in Denver: Bath's World Cup Hopefuls

  Last summer I wrote about the chances of 14 Bath squad members hoping to  make the England World Cup Squad – all with some reason for aspiration that they might ... More >

Carl Fearns leaving

Carl Fearns is leaving the Rec after four seasons with the Blue, Black and White. A dynamic ball carrier who never quite nailed down a starting position, Fearns was nonetheless a k... More >

This really is the Pool of Death

In the run up to this week's draw, I gave my worst-case scenario. With Toulon in Tier 2 we would draw them.... More >

A Tasty Season & a Feast To Come?

  Looking back always changes the perspective and that is particularly true of a rugby season like the one we have just had. The freshest memory is a painful and high profile... More >

Lionhearts Needed: AP Final

  Having pulled and broken Tigers’ claws, Bath’s Final date with Saracens will be a clash of rugby cultures. The original Saracens, led by Sala-ud-Din, distinguis... More >

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