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Watch: Ugly Footage Suggests Francois Louw Could Be Facing A Pretty Big Ban

Some incriminating footage from Bath’s clash with Benetton has just surfaced on Twitter and it doesn’t look very good for South African flanker, Francois Louw. Bath kicked off their Champions Cup campaign with a 23-0 victory over Benetton on Saturday. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the English side as they struggled against a gritty and determined Italian outfit …

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Max Lahiff Column: The Typical Monday Routine For A Bath Rugby Player

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Max Lahiff of Bath is tackled by Opeti Fonua of Newcastle Falcons during the Aviva Premiership match between Newcastle Falcons and Bath Rugby at Kingston Park on January 6, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Regular Pundit Arena columnist Max Lahiff takes us through the ups and downs of a typical Monday in the life of a professional rugby player.  What Monday morning really comes down to is the review meetings. Rugby, or any team sport in fact, is funny because unlike any other profession your work is entirely transparent, and it’s rather galling sometimes …

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Bath Confirm Two New Signings

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Robbie Fruean of Hawke's Bay tries to keep the ball in play during the round six Mitre 10 Cup match between the Hawke's Bay and Tasman at McLean Park on September 24, 2016 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

In a busy morning on the transfers front, Bath Rugby on Tuesday confirmed the signing of centre Robbie Fruean from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand and tighthead prop Shaun Knight on loan from Newport Gwent Dragons.  Fruean, who will join at the completion of the Mitre 10 Cup competition in New Zealand, is a strong ball carrier with a highlight reel …

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Aviva Premiership Review: Top English Performers Of The Weekend

After England’s successful tour of Australia in the summer, the Aviva Premiership got back underway last weekend and we’ve rated the top English performers (including England qualified) from the opening round of League action – with one eye on the upcoming November’s Test matches. 1. Mako Vunipola – Saracens Vunipola gave another impressive performance in a game where Saracens struggled to make …

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Bath And Wales Star Could Be Out For Some Time Following Debut Injury

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Taulupe Faletau of Bath is helped from the pitch during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bath at Franklin's Gardens on September 3, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Just twelve minutes into his competitive debut for Bath, Taulupe Faletau suffered an injury that could keep him out of the black, white and blue jersey for some time. Before the game fans from all over the country were licking their lips at the prospect of the battle between French number eight and pure powerhouse Louis Picamoles and the consistent, …

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Opinion: Why Blackadder Won’t Be A Quick Fix To Bath’s Problems

SUVA, FIJI - JULY 01: Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder before the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on July 1, 2016 in Suva, Fiji. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Many Bath fans will have welcomed the appointment of Todd Blackadder from the Crusaders as director of rugby at the west country club after a lengthy and protracted selection process. Blackadder is a proven operator, having been in charge of the Super Rugby franchise since 2009, leading them to two finals in that time, albeit without winning either of them. …

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Bath Can’t Bury Shocking Campaign Soon Enough

Annus horriblis doesn’t quite do justice to what has been a truly grim campaign for Bath. The club are so hungry for a return to the increasingly sepia glory days of yesteryear and after they reached last year’s Premiership final, a trophy at last felt within touching distance. A year on however, Bath won’t be at Twickenham. Nor will they be …

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