The clash of the weekend is at Sandy park as third placed Bath visit first placed Exeter who are on a high after beating Saracens.
How are they getting on?
Almost no introduction needed for Exeter here. They’ve won four on the bounce including beating Saracens at Saracens last Sunday. They’re looking like the team to beat for the rest of the regular season and having won their toughest fixture of the year they will be expecting a victory every week. Continue reading “Round 10 Preview – Bath @ Exeter – Saturday Afternoon”
Round Seven of the Aviva Premiership was rounded-off by a West-Country derby as Gloucester took on local rivals Bath.
How did it go down?
There was action from the first minute at The Rec as Henry Trinder found a gap in Bath’s defence during the first five minutes. Trinder cut between highly-rated youngster Zach Mercer and Semesa Rokoduguni before finding Willi Heinz in space and running an intelligent dummy line to draw the covering defence and allow the scrumhalf to score in the corner. Continue reading “Round 7 Match Report – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday”
The weekend’s rugby is rounded off by the first West-country Derby of the year as Gloucester pay a visit to a Bath side who are building some form.
How are they getting on?
Bath have been putting together a decent run of wins, beating much improved Italian side Treviso in what some thought was an unconvincing victory. There was less dissent the following week as they secured an important victory against The Scarlets in Llanelli, confidence will be high as a result. Continue reading “Round Seven Preview – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday”
A quick round-up of Week Six’s non-televised games.
Worcester @ Bath
What was the score? 29-13 to Bath.
Anything of note? On the surface of things not really. Youngster Zach Mercer made a great run to set up a try and with England short on number eights this autumn he may well be fast-tracked into the squad. Ben Tapuai went down with an injury which will concern Bath as he is an important cog in their team. Continue reading “Round 6 Round-Up – The Non-Televised Games”
The non-televised games this week see Bath visit Worcester; Exeter take the long trip to Newcastle and Gloucester brave Northampton at Franklin Gardens.
Bath @ Worcester
Bath will travel to Worcester coming off of a strong win against the Chiefs. Bath, like Leicester, will be looking to build on their 9, 10, 12 axis after losing George Ford to the Tigers over the summer. Worcester are bottom of the league and while they’ll be desperate for a win to change that, they have been defeated in all previous outings this season. Continue reading “Round 6 Preview – Non-televised Games”