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Bath Rugby reveal new Macron home kit for 2022/23



Bath Rugby can reveal its new Macron home kit for 2022/23, inspired by Heineken Cup win of 1998, filmed in partnership with the club’s Official AV and Technology partner, Bendac.

Staying true to form with the classic blue, black and white hoops, the kit pays homage to the infamous Heineken Cup win over Brive in 1998. 

Over 7,000 dedicated Bath Rugby fans crossed the Channel to Bordeaux to support the team in their trophy winning match. 

Of the occasion, Phil de Glanville said*: “If you see the video of us all running towards the touch line, you probably have a good sense of what the feeling was.  

“It was absolute joy – everyone up in their arms running towards the coaches and the rest of the bench.  

“It was one of those magical moments which still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.”

The new strip is inspired by the jersey worn by Bath Rugby legends, de Glanville and Steve Ojomoh, 25 years ago. 

Over two decades later, it’s modelled by their sons, Tom de Glanville and Max Ojomoh, who will take centre stage as the new season commences in under two weeks against Bristol Bears.

The home jersey is one of the most recognisable in the Gallagher Premiership, and retains the traditional blue, black and white composition.

To add to the Heineken Cup commemoration, Bath Rugby recently announced Jon Callard as their new Kicking Coach for the 2022/23 season, joining the club’s string of new leaders. 

Callard scored all 19 points in the Brive clash, leading the team to triumph. 

Of the victory, Callard said: “The thing that made the occasion so special was how the Bath supporters got into the spirit of the French culture. 

“The noise, the spirit, the banners, the klaxons, it was an amazing atmosphere. I can still feel it now, walking down the tunnel to that match – it was surreal. 

“Any player that comes into the Bath Rugby family has the aim of leaving something in the foundation of the club. 

“In terms of what I did during the European Cup, I’m just a tiny, little bit in that foundation and I look back at it very fondly. 

“I don’t look back and think ‘I scored all the points’; I was just fortunate to do it.”

Our 2022/23 kit launch is filmed in partnership with our official AV and technology partners, Bendac, using their cutting-edge virtual production studio. Also providers of our LED scoreboards, Bendac offer a full turn-key solution for LED displays.

Replica kit will soon be available to purchase in men’s, women’s and junior fit. An adult cotton strip will also be available with long or short sleeve options.  

We will let you know as soon as the kit is available to buy. If you don’t currently receive emails from Bath Rugby, sign up today to make sure you’re the first to know when you can get your hands on the jersey! 


*All interviews sourced from the Bath Rugby v Scarlets programme (12th January 2018).


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Sale Sharks have agreed a deal to sign Fiji captain Waisea Nayacalevu from French Top14 side Toulon. 

The explosive centre, who starred for his country during the recent World Cup, has signed a one-year contract with an option for a further year. 

He will join up with Alex Sanderson’s Sharks squad ahead of the start of the 2024/25 Gallagher Premiership season. 

Waisea, 33, said: “I’ve watched the Premiership for a long time and it’s always been in the back of my mind that I would love to play there one day and experience rugby in England. 

“Now that opportunity has arrived and I’m really, really happy and grateful. I’m so excited to get over there and join the boys and see how I can contribute to the team. 

“I have spoken to Telusa Veainu and he only has positive things to say about the club and about Manchester. 

“I’m looking forward to playing with some of the guys I’ve played against, like Tom Curry and George Ford. But I also know there are a lot of really talented young players in the Sale Sharks squad and I’m excited to share my experience and help them develop as much as I can.  

“I told Alex that it’s what I’ve been doing for the last few years of my career and it’s something I’m passionate about.” 

Nayacalevu, who stands at 6’4” and weighs in at 16st 7lb, spent ten years at Top14 side Stade Français before making the switch to Toulon in 2022.  

He has won 34 caps for Fiji, slotting in at both centre and on the wing, and captained his country at last year’s World Cup, where the Pacific Islanders made the quarter-finals, losing 30-24 to England in Marseille. 

He also famously scored for Fiji in their memorable pre-World Cup win against England at Twickenham. 

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Falcons star to join Saracens



Phil Brantingham to join Saracens

Tuesday 05 March 2024 Written by: Tom Grisedale

Prop-forward Phil Brantingham will leave Newcastle Falcons in the summer to join Saracens.

The 22-year-old has played 25 games for his home town club, and leaves with the thanks and best wishes of everyone at the Falcons.

Chairman of rugby Matt Thompson said: “Phil has done well for us and we made him a good offer to stay here.

“We respect his decision and wish him all the best for his move in the summer, but between now and then he will be fully committed to finishing the season strongly for Newcastle Falcons.”

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Sale Sharks can confirm that forward Cobus Wiese will leave the club at the end of the season to return to South Africa. 

The 26-year-old lock has played almost 80 games for the club and scored five tries since joining from the DHL Stormers ahead of the 2020/21 season. 

He played a key role last year as Sale reached the Premiership final, and this season he has featured a further 13 times for Alex Sanderson’s side. 

Alex said: “Cobus will be missed by all of us on so many levels. He’s the most polite and courteous of people off the field, but the most wildly excitable man on the field, and on a night out. 

“To say Cobus wears his heart on his sleeve is to do him a disservice with regards to his emotional commitment for which his body has paid the price on occasion.  

“He leads by example and has earnt the respect and adoration of the group both on a professional and a personal level. We wish him every success and happiness with his move back home.” 

Everyone at Sale Sharks would like to thank Cobus for his contribution to the club and the team during his time here and we wish him all the very best for the future.  

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