Joseph suffered the injury during the World Cup and has undergone pectoral surgery with just over three months remaining until England's Six Nations opener against Scotland
A elderly woman is believed to be trapped underneath a bus in the city centre of Bath.
At one point the bus driver is seen pulling out a copy of the Metro newspaper and reading it in his cab as he refuses to move
Thomas is expected to join Bath at the end of the season while Gaskell has been linked with a move to London Wasps
Glasgow Warriors gave themselves an outside chance of pipping Cardiff Blues for second place in Heineken Cup Pool Two when they hit back from 10-0 down to win 15-10 at Exeter.
George Ford will be the talk of the town if, as widely assumed, he replaces the France-bound Toby Flood in a revamped England squad this afternoon, but the 20-year-old Bath outside-half's promotion has not been at the top of the red-rose hierarchy's agenda in recent days. Stuart Lancaster and his lieutenants are far more concerned with issues up front, where injuries to important players are making life very complicated indeed.
Bath fly-half has perfect opportunity to get one over his former club Leicester - and boost his international credentials
Billy Vunipola was in Tiggerish mood against the Leicester Tigers as Saracens stayed on top of the Premiership with a six-try, 49-10 win at Allianz Park. The all-action England No 8, playing on Sarries’ blind-side flank, spilt a coupled of restarts amid the wind and rain, scooped up an errant opposition put-in at the scrum, scored a third-quarter try and stepped mischievously into every position at rucks and mauls: offside and on.
Amid an avalanche of points against their hapless Italian opponents, Bath quietly eased a director of rugby out of his seat. It has been a curious week in the West Country – business as usual on the pitch and, in a way, business as usual off it, going by the last three years under the ownership of Bruce Craig.
Bath have sought to clarify the circumstances of Gary Gold’s departure as director of rugby by stating his removal followed a disagreement over his role.
McNamara is out of contract with the RFL and despite the move yet to be confirmed, his media officer tweeted that he will definitely be staying in the game
By going back to the future in the scrum – the set-piece has reverted to a proper examination of strength and technique this season, thank the lord – rugby’s legislators have given Bath the clearest possible view of the road ahead.
Eastmond is understood to be dealing with personal issues but the Aviva Premiership club insist that the matter has been dealt with
Scotland Yard puts itself at odds with findings of coroner and family of MI6 codebreaker
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.