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Wasps 5 Bath 28 match report: David Young hits rock bottom after Bath’s pack revives title-winning memories

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Kyle Eastmond will not be returning to rugby league says his current club Bath after he left their match against Sale at half-time

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Eastmond is understood to be dealing with personal issues but the Aviva Premiership club insist that the matter has been dealt with

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Danny Cipriani scored 14 points as Sale Sharks secured their third Aviva Premiership victory of the season with a close-fought triumph over Bath last night.

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Bath 33 London Irish 18 match report: George Ford motors as Bath sink battling Irish before the half-time whistle

Young fly-half puts his hand up for England after leading first-half demolition of Irish

Karl Clay has been sentenced to life in prison

Karl Clay - Coventry sex offender who doused victims in petrol - sentenced to life in prison

The 39-year-old had already been found guilty of 13 charges spanning 20 years

David Strettle scores one of his two tries for Saracens against Bath at Allianz Park

Saracens 31 Bath 17 match report: Balletics of Matt Stevens make Bath rue resting star turns

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Gavin Henson, left, grew steadily more influential on his first start for Bath

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Bath’s high-profile coaching group led by Gary Gold arrived midway through 2012, so by necessity they spent last season, when the Rec crew finished seventh out of 12 in the Premiership, juggling their predecessors’ resources. Not any more. As Matt Banahan, the scorer of Bath’s second try in Saturday’s 27-20 win over Leicester, put it: “You have always got a settling in period with coaches and with players. Coaches obviously want their squad and the players they want to come in, and sometimes they are working with players when they would rather have different ones. So this year we have had that teething out of the way and we have got a squad we want to build on.”

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