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Bath Rugby - England's Premier Rugby Club
Based in Somerset, this prestigious rugby team is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the most successful clubs in the world. With a history dating back to 1865, this team have competed in English Rugby since the sport's inception. The club has seen victories in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, The Heineken Cup, the European Challenge Cup and dominated the early years of the Premiership. The current squad has shown its class through peak performances at tournament level, only bettered in 2015 by Saracens during the Premiership Final in May. See exactly what makes this such a standout team, and get your Bath Rugby tickets on StubHub UK now.
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One of the oldest in the world, the club was created by the members of the Lansdown Cricket Club in 1865 to give them something to do over the winter period. It would go on to acquire a stadium, Recreation Grounds, in 1884 which is still their 14,000 capacity home today. The early teams initially suffered local defeats due to the lightweight size of the players. However this all changed in the '60s when fast attacking rugby would lay down the foundation of the team's strategy. After the '80s, the squad would begin to dominate tournaments like the John Player/Pilkington Special Cup and when the Premier League began in 1986 Bath would win six times in eight years. Managed by the great England coach Jack Rowell, the period of play between the early '80s and '90s would become known as their 'Golden Era'.
Now coached by the enigmatic Mike Ford, the squad includes the coach's son, fly half George Ford, and captain Stuart Hooper. While the Bath team haven't won a British title since 1996, the current squad have great potential, with six members competing regularly at international level.
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