Time for Bath Rugby to perform

Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club Bath Rugby player Michael Claasens has admitted that if the club is to reach their stated ambition of becoming a top four side once again this season, then the Christmas period is the most important time for the club.

The club from The Rec faces the might of the defending champions Harlequins FC on Friday night before facing record Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers and the 2011 champions Saracens FC ahead of a busy Christmas schedule for the club, which, Claasens says, will be the defining point of the season for the club.

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Webber out till New Year

Rob Webber, the new signing by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club Bath Rugby could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, at least till the New Year after he underwent a second surgery on his shoulder that has already seen him missing from action since the beginning of March, 2012.

The hooker, who is the only player from the England Elite Player Squad to be a part of the lineup at Bath, is among a handful of international players who will not be available for their Premiership opener against Worcester Rugby on the 1st of September.

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James will be a Brilliant

Gary Gold, the head coach of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Bath Rugby was looking for his side to improve steadily as they travelled south of the border to Wales to take on the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium for only their second pre-season friendly match a couple of days back. However, that wasn’t to be as the English side succumbed to a defeat at the hands of the Welsh side.

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Bath Rugby Need to be Patient

Lewis Moody, the former flanker for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Bath Rugby has insisted that the team needs realistic goals at the moment and not expect unprecedented success from the beginning.

Sir Ian McGeechan left his role as the Director of Rugby of the club after the club finished at a lowly eighth position in the Aviva Premiership and his departure saw a complete overhaul of the coaching setup with new personnel being brought it.

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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.

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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.

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