News - June to July 2012

23/07/12    LV= Cup Draw & Fixtures Announced


The LV= Cup is a 16-team competition involving the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs and 4 Welsh regions, played in four pools of four teams with three English clubs and one Welsh region in each pool. Each team plays two home and two away matches - with the top team from each pool qualifying for the semi-finals. Bath have been drawn in Pool 4 alongside Northampton Saints, London Welsh, and Ospreys. We will play the teams from Pool 1 - Harlequins, Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester, and Newport Gwent Dragons. Teams from Pool 2 will play those in Pool 3.


2012-13 LV= Cup Fixtures

Round 1 (November 9-11): Northampton Saints v Harlequins; London Welsh v Exeter Chiefs (Sunday November 11, KO 1600. S4C); Bath Rugby v Newport Gwent Dragons; Ospreys v Gloucester Rugby (Friday November 9, KO 1945. Sky Sports HD); London Irish v Sale Sharks; Cardiff Blues v London Wasps; Worcester Warriors v Scarlets; Saracens v Leicester Tigers.


Round 2 (November 16-18): Harlequins v Bath Rugby; Exeter Chiefs v Ospreys; Newport Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints; Gloucester Rugby v London Welsh; Sale Sharks v Saracens; Leicester Tigers v London Irish; Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (Saturday November 17, KO 1830. S4C); London Wasps v Worcester Warriors.


Round 3 (January 25-27): Harlequins v London Welsh; Bath Rugby v Exeter Chiefs; Newport Gwent Dragons v Ospreys; Northampton Saints v Gloucester Rugby; Sale Sharks v Scarlets; Leicester Tigers v London Wasps; Saracens v Cardiff Blues; London Irish v Worcester Warriors.


Round 4 (February 1-3): London Welsh v Newport Gwent Dragons; Gloucester Rugby v Bath Rugby; Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints; Ospreys v Harlequins London Wasps v Sale Sharks; Scarlets v Leicester Tigers; Worcester Warriors v Saracens; Cardiff Blues v London Irish.


Semi Finals – March 8/9/10; Final - March 17 (venue tbc). Exact dates and kick off times will be confirmed in due course.            


21/07/12    Update on Membership

The Membership Secretary, Anne Kirkham, would like to thank everyone who has sent in his or her renewal form and cheque. The new Membership Cards and Badges are now en route to us from the manufacturers and will be sent out in due course. 


21/07/12    Awards Supper - Tuesday 21 August 2012 - SOLD OUT


A big THANK YOU to all of our members who have booked tickets.


We have started a 'reserve' list in case anyone should drop out. Contact Tom Sutton on for further details.           


10/07/12    Ospreys Friendly - Change to Date and Time


The new date for the Ospreys friendly is now Saturday 18 August, kick-off 15.00


The supporters' coach will leave Gt Pulteney Street 11.45

Cost: £13 per person

Reserve your seat by telephoning Jan/Mike on 01380 871416


29/06/12    Vote for the BRSC Players' Awards


We realise that last Season was not brilliant, but you must have your stand-out performers nevertheless.


This is your chance to vote for them.


At our Awards ceremony, which will take place at our Annual Awards Supper on Tuesday 21 August 2012 in the Clubhouse, we will present the following awards as voted for by you - the BRSC Members:

Player of the Season [Vince Dyer Memorial Trophy]

Young Player of the Season (see link for eligible players) [Wilts Wholesale Electrical Cup]

Try of the Season (see link for a list of tries) [Hamptons International Cup]

Personality of the Season [Wincanton Cup]

Season’s Unsung Hero [Helphire Cup]


Please complete the Voting Form (see link) and return to Anne Kirkham. Alternatively, you can e-mail your choices to quoting your name and membership number.


Closing Date: Sunday 29th July 2012


28/06/12    Awards Supper - Tuesday 21 August 2012


Kindly sponsored by Roman Candles and Silcox Son & Wicks


Following the same format as last year, it will start from 7.00pm with a drinks reception in the Premier Lounge - so you can mingle with the Players and catch up on the latest gossip – followed by a 2 course meal in the main bar from 7.30pm. We’ll hold a Raffle in aid of local charity Bath Mind and then it will be time for the Awards Ceremony. Based on your votes we’ll present:


Try of the Season [The Hamptons International Cup]

Personality of the Season [The Wincanton Cup]

Unsung Hero of the Season [The Helphire Cup]

Young Player of the Season [The Wilts Wholesale Electrical Cup]

Vince Dyer Memorial Trophy for Player of the Season


There will also be a special award, the Mowbray Woodwards Award for Services to Bath Rugby.


Each table will seat 9 guests and a Player. They will be introduced by our MC for the evening and will then draw a table number out of the ‘hat’.


The tickets cost £25 for members and £28 for non-members.


Last year was a complete sell out, so if you want to join us, please complete the booking form in your June Newsletter (sent today) and return to Tom Sutton with your remittance and SAE. Ticketing will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.


Hopefully see you there. Allez Bath !!          


22/06/12    BRSC Committee 2012-13


A new Committee was formed after the AGM on 23rd May, consisting of retained, re-elected, and new members. The various roles are now filled as follows:


Chairman: Glyn Edwards; Deputy Chairman: Andy Thatcher; Secretary: Kevin Lawrence; Treasurer: Erica Edwards; Membership Secretary: Anne Kirkham; Administration: Tom Sutton.


Contact details for all Committee members can be found on the 'About Us' page.



21/06/12    Claassens and Skirving Win at Rugby Players Association Awards


Congratulations to Michael Claassens and Ben Skirving for winning The Sunday Times Try of the Year and the Aviva Player Development Award respectively at the 14th Annual RPA Computacenter Players' Awards.


Michael won for his score against London Irish in the bonus point 30-3 win on New Year's Day. It is the second year in a row that Claassy has scooped the award (which was voted for by fans from a short list selected by Stuart Barnes). He said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to the fans who voted for me - there were some great tries shortlisted this year, so I feel honoured that people selected this one as the best. I've got to give credit to Bendy and Biggsy though, as they really made the try with their hard work – I just finished it off!"


Ben (who also won the 2011-12 Bath Rugby Community Player of the Year Award) was awarded the Aviva Player Development Award in its inaugural year. It recognises the player who has engaged the most with the Player Development Programme (PDP), and demonstrated significant progress in their personal development and a clear pathway towards their career after rugby. Skirvs has decided on a career in teaching when he hangs up his boots, and is currently studying for a BA (Hons) Degree in History through the Open University. On receiving the RPA Award he said: "I think it's great that players' off-field work is being recognised as that is really important too. The way the sport is now unfortunately means serious injuries do happen and careers can be cut short, so you've got to be thinking about the future. I think we all need to be thinking about life after rugby, the support the RPA provides is fantastic and the more players who take advantage of it the better."


15/06/12    Friendly - Saturday 18 August - Ospreys - k.o.1500hrs - Note Amended Date & Time


Join us in our first away game of the season with our new coaches

Depart Gt Pulteney Street 1145hrs/Lambridge 1200hrs

Cost: £13 per person

Reserve your seat by telephoning Jan/Mike on 01380 871416

Don't forget your passport!!

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