Bath could receive a timely boost with the return from injury of Jeremy Guscott. The gifted centre has set his sights on making a mid-January comeback, which would put him in contention for Bath's Heineken Cup final appointment against the defending champions, Brive, in Bordeaux.Reuse content
Christian Loader, Swansea's Welsh international prop is to have a neck operation this week and will not play again for club or country this season. Loader, capped 19 times, was injured against New Zealand last month. There is no long-term threat to the career of the 24-year- old, who also had to return home early with injury from last summer's tour of North America.