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Peter Stringer: “I’m In Control Of My Own Life Now”

Peter Stringer Munster

For any rugby player who has played the game professionally for 20 years, the thought of retirement must be a daunting one. However, for Peter Stringer, who retired last year on his own terms, he is happy to now live his life in the same manner.  Ireland are favourites going into this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations opener against England, having won …

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Blackadder Backs “Class” Faletau To Be Fit For Six Nations


Bath boss Todd Blackadder believes Taulupe Faletau is on course to take his place in the Wales squad for the Six Nations Championship. The British and Irish Lions back-row put 13 weeks on the sidelines with a broken arm behind him during a barnstorming return in an 18-16 win over Wasps in the European Champions Cup on Saturday. It was …

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Sam Underhill To Miss Six Nations Following Ankle Surgery

Sam Underhill England

England head coach, Eddie Jones, has been dealt a huge blow with the news that flanker, Sam Underhill, will miss the Six Nations following surgery on his ankle. The 22-year-old sustained the injury during Bath’s 23-16 win over Leicester Tigers in the Premiership last month. According to BBC Sport, Underhill is expected to be out for three months, meaning he …

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Leinster Rediscover Their Rhythm Just In Time For Crucial Period

Leinster head coach, Leo Cullen, is pleased with the manner in which his team rediscovered their form to secure a six-try victory over Bath at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.  The European and PRO14 champions were on top form as they wrapped up the bonus-point score in the first half thanks to tries from Jack Conan, Rory O’Loughlin, James …

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Conan & Byrne To Start While Ringrose Makes His 50th Leinster Cap


Leo Cullen has made three changes to his Leinster side to face Bath in their Heineken Champions Cup return fixture in the Aviva Stadium tomorrow. Adam Byrne is named on the wing while Jordan Larmour moves to full-back alongside James Lowe. There is also a change in the number 12 jersey with Rory O’Loughlin starting alongside Garry Ringrose for his …

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Sexton Returns To Captain Leinster Against Bath

Johnny Sexton

The pressure is well and truly on Leinster as they look to retain their Heineken Champions Cup after losing their last outing against Toulouse – their second match of the ongoing group stage. This time around they will travel to Bath in order to get their momentum back on track. Fans of the club will be happy to see the …

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EPCR Rebuff Bruce Craig’s Demand For Bath-Toulouse Replay

Bath Toulouse

Late last week, Bath owner Bruce Craig outlined his intention to write to the EPCR to request a replay of the Heineken Champions Cup clash between his club and Toulouse.  That game, which was famous for Freddie Burns’ failure to ground the ball for a certain match-winning try, was won by Toulouse on a scoreline of 20-22. However, Craig was …

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Bath Write To EPCR Requesting Replay For Toulouse Loss

Bruce Craig Bath owner

Bruce Craig, the owner of Bath Rugby, has confirmed that he will write to the EPCR, European rugby’s governing body, to request a replay of their first-round Champions Cup loss to Toulouse at The Rec, a game in which they lost 20-22.  The game was famous for Freddie Burns’ tremendous mistake where he failed to ground the ball for a …

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Watch: Freddie Burns Costs Bath With Try-Scoring Blunder

Freddie Burns

Bath have lost their opening match of the Champions Cup as they fell to a 22-20 defeat to Toulouse at the Rec.  Unfortunately for Bath, it could have been so much different but for Freddie Burns. The 28-year-old look to have scored the game-winning try when he broke through the Toulouse rearguard. He slowed down, blew a kiss and as …

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Bath sign South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from the Lions

English Premiership side Bath have signed South African prop Jacques van Rooyen from Super Rugby finalists the Lions. The 31-year-old started the Super Rugby final in Christchurch on Saturday, when the Lions suffered a 37-18 defeat to the Crusaders. Van Rooyen has made more than 60 appearances for the Johannesburg-based Lions, making his debut four years ago. He will enhance …

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Girvan Dempsey To Join Bath After 21 Years At Leinster

Girven Dempsey’s 21 year association with Leinster will come to an end this season as he agrees a deal to become attack coach at Bath. The end of this current season will see Girvan Dempsey finish up a 21-year stint as part of the Leinster rugby setup. He has agreed to become attack coach at the Premiership club Bath and …

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Watch: You Can’t Help But Admire Chris Ashton’s Response To Blunder In Champions Cup Clash

Chris Ashton made a real howler in Toulon’s Champions Cup clash with Bath at the Stade Mayol on Saturday, gifting his international teammate but club rival Jonathan Joseph a try and the English side the lead with a badly-timed miskick from inside his own in-goal area midway through the second half. Ashton, however, was relieved of the responsibility for a …

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