Premiership Team News: Round 1

BATH RUGBY SIDE TO FACE NEWCASTLE FALCONS15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Ruaridh McConnochie, 13. Cameron Redpath, 12. Josh Matavesi, 11. Joe Cokanasiga, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Lewis Boyce, 2. Jack Walker, 3. Henry Thomas, 4. Josh McNally (C), 5. Will Spencer, 6. Mike Williams, 7. Miles Reid, 8. Zach MercerREPLACEMENTS16. Ross Batty, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Charlie Ewels, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Max Clark, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni

15 Lima Sopoaga (43)14 Zach Kibirige (26)13 Juan de Jongh (59)12 Jimmy Gopperth (106)11 Josh Bassett (127)10 Jacob Umaga (31)9 Ben Vellacott (8)1 Simon McIntyre (172)2 Tommy Taylor (71)3 Kieran Brookes (41)4 Tim Cardall (19)5 James Gaskell (121)6 Jack Willis (62)7 Thomas Young (120)8 Brad Shields (34) Replacements16 Tom Cruse (83)17 Tom West (34)18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (21)19 Levi Douglas (1)20 Alfie Barbeary (6)21 Tom Willis (22)22 Sam Wolstenholme (11)23 Paolo Odogwu (8)

Autumn Nations Cup Sqaud update


Elliot Daly and Joe Marler return after injuries, while Alex Mitchell has also joined up with the squad after taking part in some of England’s training camps in October. Jack Singleton (hamstring) and Anthony Watson (ankle) have withdrawn from the squad for the Georgia fixture through injury and will begin rehabilitation with their clubs.

George Ford and Mark Wilson will continue their rehabilitation programmes in camp at The Lensbury. Billy Vunipola will join up with the squad on Sunday after the birth of his son earlier this week.

Newly-appointed skills coach, Jason Ryles, has joined up with the team after finishing the season and winning the NRL Grand Final with Melbourne Storm, where he was assistant coach


Sam Hidalgo-Clyne is named as the only new addition from Townsend’s original selection at the beginning of October, while winger Sean Maitland returns to the squad having not been available to be selected for the Guinness Six Nations finale against Wales last weekend.

Next Season T&D DTRR Cup

OK everyone Super Saturday is over congrats to NZ for stomping all over the shackle draggers and England for winning the 6N. The new season of the premiership is less than 3 weeks away.

So need to get your predictions in for the premiership, So far have:-

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Still need of those I can remember Mani, roger, rory, GW, Witters, Engelbertshump, Haz Doug, Chippie, Exlock, Mouse, JDK, Novo, firepies, gladders, global fan, ruck (or whatever you call yourself nowadays.), Hugh, CMJS, Dalters, 6mph, Tomski, Coshie, George, Adastra and Mr Wu. Any lurkers stalkers and all others welcome to enter. Good bottle of single malt to the winner from me.

Get your predictions in position and points full details can be seen here

Six Nations Team News

Ireland with just 2 changes due to Ringrose injury. Henshaw starts and Farrell onto bench.

Ireland: Jacob Stockdale, Andrew Conway, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Hugo Keenan, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Will Connors, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson-Park, Ross Byrne, Chris Farrell

England Squad to play Italy


Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 83 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 2 caps)
Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby, 13 caps)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 50 caps)
Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears, uncapped)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 3 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 56 caps)
Dan Robson (Wasps, 2 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 29 caps)
Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby, uncapped)
Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 43 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 99 caps)


Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 23 caps)
Tom Dunn (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 3 caps)
Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 15 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 18 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 49 caps)
Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, uncapped)
Ted Hill (Worcester Warriors, 1 cap)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 38 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 65 caps)
Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 8 caps)
Beno Obano (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
David Ribbans (Northampton Saints, uncapped)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 35 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 3 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 18 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 51 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 59 caps)
Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, uncapped)