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news from Thursday 05 December 2019

news from Tuesday 03 December 2019

- Bath face a massive challenge hosting ASM Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup on Friday evening. Having succumbed to Premiership Champions Saracens last week, Bath must beat last season’s Top 14 runners up and European Challenge Cup winners to remain in contention.  The men from the Massif Centrale have been prominent in both European and domestic rugby for a decade and, rep...

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- Both teams will have their backs to the wall when Bath host Saracens on Friday evening. The premiership and European Champions are in siege mode because of their salary cap breach and the ire it has drawn from other clubs. Bath because of recent results, the pallid manner of their latest defeat at Quins and a growing list of injured key players. Saracens, for all their woes, appear to be in rude h...

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- Bath’s quest to revive their European ambitions begins away to “city slickers” Harlequins on Saturday. Both sides lost in the opening round, although Bath’s losing bonus point against Ulster gives them the slightest edge in Pool 3. Little separates the clubs over the past two seasons.  Points difference placed Quins higher in the Premiership last season while Bath now ...

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- Bath will need to reprise the defiance of their win over Saints against Ulster at the Rec on Saturday. Resistance has been the defining characteristic of Ulster since 1690, epitomised by the apprentice boys watchword “No Surrender” at the siege of Derry and evident in the politics of the Province to this day. It would be fitting therefore for Bath to trump it with a performance for &ld...

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