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Third placed Bath, entertain the reigning Aviva Premiership Champions and current table leaders Saracens at the Rec in Round 10 of this season's campaign at the Rec on Saturday lunchtime. Although with England facing Australia at Twickenham on Saturday, both clubs will be missing a number of leading players, both sides will still be able to field a raft of international players, and a tight encounter appears to be in store. Bath suffered just a second Premiership defeat of the season last weekend, when they were beaten at the Stoop 20-21 by Harlequins. That result ended a run of four straight victories in the competition, and saw the West Country club slip to third place in the table.
Since Saracens beat them on 1st April, Bath Rugby have played and won their last six Premiership fixtures at the Rec. Saracens have lost just twice this season in all competitions, a 10-17 loss also at the Stoop against Quins in Round 4. That reverse is the only defeat that they have suffered in their last 16 Premiership outings. The only other side to beat Saracens this season was Gloucester, who won an Anglo-Welsh Cup pool fixture at Kingsholm. In 13 meetings since 2010, Bath have managed to beat Saracens on just a single occasion, a 21-11 success at the Rec in October 2014.
Posted: 1st April 2016
Bath may be in their most productive period of the season in the Aviva Premiership, having won three of their last four fixtures, but they will find themselves tested to the limit on Friday Evening, when the side that beat them in last season's Grand Final, Saracens, come calling at the Rec. Bath Rugby have won their last two Premiership matches at the Rec. and will be seeking to make it three on the bounce for the first time in the current campaign. However, before supporters of the West Country outfit get carried away, they should remember that those two victories were against London Irish and Newcastle Falcons, who currently occupy the bottom two positions in the table.
Saracens have struggle to cope with the demands made on their squad by the 6-Nations Tournament, but with all their stars restored to the match day squad last weekend, they returned back to the top of the table, beating the previous incumbents, the Exeter Chiefs by 36-18. Against the Chiefs, Saracens looked like a team that was ready and able to defend it's Premiership title, and possibly even wrench the Champions Cup from the hands of Toulon, winners for the past three seasons.
Posted: 30th May 2015
The Aviva Premiership reaches its climax on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium, when Bath Rugby and Saracens go head to head in front of a near capacity crowd. Saracens only squeezed through to the semi-finals on the final day of the regular season, thanks to a thumping win over relegated London Welsh, that allowed them to edge out the Exeter Chiefs on overall points difference. However, they produced one of their best performances of the season last weekend, when they defeated the reigning Champions, the Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens by 29-24. Bath on the other hand, finished second in the table, and had been the only threat to the Saints for top spot, and in the semi-final at the Rec, hammered Leicester Tigers by 47-10. The score was probably flattering to the home side, as the Tigers had more than their share of possession and territory, but lacked the clinical finishing of the men from the West Country.
Bath are seeking a first league title success since 1996, back at the end of the amateur era, with their only Premiership final ending in defeat to Wasps 6-10 in 2004. Saracens have appeared in three of the last five finals, winning the title in 2011, with a 22-18 win against the Tigers.
Posted: 3rd October 2014
While there are no easy games in the Aviva Premiership, or so the marketing men and the Head Coaches would have us believe, Bath come to the end of a three match sequence which really couldn't have been any tougher. Two weeks ago they welcomed Leicester Tigers to the Rec in Bath Rugby, having started the season with two victories, and produced the performance of the premiership season to date, when they ran the Tigers ragged, and stormed to a stunning 45-0 victory. The biggest humbling that Leicester had ever suffered in the history of the Premiership. Last week they had to travel to Franklin's Gardens to take on the reigning champions, the Northampton Saints. In a dramatic match, they had a late try disallowed by the TMO and came up just short of sharing the points.
Now on Friday night, the 2012/13 champions, and last season's losing finalists, Saracens come to the Rec. defending their own 100% winning record in this season's tournament. A 40 point performance at home to the Sale Sharks last weekend, saw the Saracens ominously replace Bath at the top of the table, despite their somewhat stumbling start to the current campaign.
Posted: 28th February 2014
The Aviva Premiership match of the weekend takes place at the Rec in Bath on Friday evening, when the team currently in third place in the table, Bath Rugby, plays host to the side immediately above them in the table, Saracens. Saracens the long time table toppers are currently nine points clear of Bath, when they travel to the West Country to take on a club that has won their last seven games in all competitions, since they drew 27-27 at Welford Road against the Leicester Tigers on 5 January. Bath are also one of just two clubs in the Premiership, the other being the team that currently sits top of the table Northampton Saints, who boast 100% winning records at home during the current season.
However, Saracens themselves have lost just once in their last nine Premiership matches, a shock 13-22 reverse to London Irish in round 13, and have lost just once on the road in the tournament this season, at the Saints. Moreover, the visitors to the Rec on Friday have won their last seven matches against Bath. The home team not having recorded a victory, since they won 16-14 at Vicarage Road, Watford, back in February 2010.
Posted: 22nd December 2012
On Saturday, the 22nd of December, the Aviva Premiership will continue when Bath Rugby takes on the Saracens in Bath at 13:15 local time and 13:15 GMT. We find Bath Rugby in the number seven spot on the Aviva Premiership table. They have been able to win five games of the ten that they have played and while some of the teams have walked away with a draw as well, not Bath Rugby. They have five losses as well and then they have 25 points. The Saracens are the second ranked team on the table, currently with seven wins and three losses.
As for the top of the table, that is where we find the Harlequins who have 33 points total after winning seven of the ten games that they have played. They have no draws either, but they have three losses and some bonus points.
Posted: 10th September 2011
On Saturday, September 10th at 15:15 local time in the Aviva Premiership Bath will be the host to a rugby match between Bath Rugby and the Saracens. This series is just starting and right now Bath Rugby is at the top of the Aviva Premiership table. They have been able to play one game so far this season, and were able to win it, earning four points. However, that ties them with four other teams who also have four points. The Saracens are in eighth right now. They have also have played one game, but lost it and only have one point.
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