MCGEECHAN SET TO MOVE

Sir Ian McGeechan, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership side Bath Rugby will be leaving the club at the end of the current season after the expiry of his current two year contract with the club after it was decided by the club management that they would not offer a contract extension to their boss.

The Recreation Ground club has been suffering from extremely erratic form throughout the entire season, currently languishing in 8th place in the Aviva Premiership table with almost no hope of making the playoffs after narrowly missing out on the playoff spot last season.

BATH SWITCH TO GOLF

The Bath Rugby Charity Golf Day is one special event being organized by the Bath Rugby club.

This is hoped to be one interesting and fun filled venture to be held on the 13th and 14th of March. The booking for the entry of teams are still going on and it is fast filling up.

BATH MAKE CHANGES FOR MONTPELLIER

Bath rugby team has made quite a few changes in their starting lineup for the big match against Montpellier tomorrow.

The match will be taking place in Montpellier’s stadium. Tom Heathcote, David Wilson, Dan Hipkiss and Ben Skirving are going to hit the pitch at the Stade Yves du Manoir.

BEATTIE CONFIDENT OF FUTURE

Andy Beattie has seen all the ups and downs endured by his beloved Bath Rugby for most of the last 10 years that he has been serving the club but the 33 year old now believes that the club is showing steady signs of progress.

Beattie admits that in spite of the all the struggles that the club has endured, it hasn’t wavered off its tracks and the big man believes that the club will succeed in ultimately reaching their target of reaching the summit of English rugby.

MOODY RULED OUT

Bath’s defeat to Worcester last month was a bad enough experience for the West Country side without having to deal with further loss as a result of it. News emerged this week regarding Lewis Moody’s shoulder injury that he sustained in the match and it does not look good for the former England man.

BATH SEND OVENS ON LOAN

Bath have sent Josh Ovens on loan to Bristol for the end of the season. The 21-year-old flanker made his Bath debut in September 2008 and has since made 20 appearances for the club.

"He's a had a string of first-team performances and comes with a lot of quality," Bristol head coach Liam Middleton told BBC Radio Bristol.

"He'll add a lot of depth and quality to our back-row, where we're strong."

COOK CONSIDERS LOAN SPELL

Bath scrum-half Chris Cook has revealed that he is open to the possibility of moving to another club on loan. The 20-year-old is currently third choice behind Michael Claassens and Mark McMillian and has not ruled out getting experience elsewhere.

"If needs be I'd be happy to go on loan if that's what I need to do to improve my game," Cook told BBC Radio Bristol.

"My brother plays at London Welsh so I wouldn't mind a spell there."

But the England Under-20 international is hoping under Sir Ian McGeechan he might be able move up the pecking order.

GREWCOCK TALKS ABOUT TRAINING

Second row Danny Grewcock has said that due to the intense training sessions the form of Bath has improved significantly.

Bath, who are fourth in the Premiership, travel to third-placed Gloucester on Saturday.

Grewcock told BBC Radio Bristol: "We have worked hard in training and that's probably the key thing as we have picked up our intensity.

CALDWELL CLOSE TO BATH MOVE

Bath are close to signing Ireland lock Ryan Caldwell. The 25-year-old started his career at Ulster in 2003, making his debut in 2005 before going on to make 79 appearances for the Irish club side.

He won two caps for his country while on tour in the USA and Canada in 2009.

"He is a big, powerful young lock, and will create some real problems for the opposition," said Bath director of rugby Sir Ian McGeechan.

"He has very good skills already and will develop further as he matures."

OVENS LOOKING TO IMPRESS

Bath's Josh Ovens says that he is looking to impress his new clubs fans. The flanker, 21, has been on the fringes of Bath's Premiership and Heineken Cup squads but gets a rare start against Newcastle on Saturday.

"It's a really good chance for me and other players to go out and prove a point," Ovens told BBC Radio Bristol.

"Every time I start or from the bench I've got to make sure I'm playing as well as I can to impress the coaches."

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