'I just want to apologise to everyone involved in Bath Rugby'3:01am, 11 September 2022 New Bath hooker Niall Annett has taken to social media to apologise after he was red carded during his side’s game with Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate in the opening weekend of the Gallagher Premiership season. Bristol Bears began their season with a 31-29 victory over their West Country rivals, and the game wasn’t without its flashpoints. The former Worcester Warriors forward was involved in a sideline brawl in the 37th minute, an incident that also saw Bristol’s Callum Sheedy yellow carded. Rugby Headline News from the Northern Hemisphere.
Get the full story. Ellis Genge of Bristol Bears celebrates after beating Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:42John EvelyOfficial attendance22, 02120:41John EvelyGenge leads the Bath celebrations20:39John EvelyJohann van Graan in deep conversation with Bath owner Bruce Craig and former player Francois Louw https://twitter. com/JohnEvely_BPost/status/156867446920337817820:38John EvelyNiall Annett tweets apology following red cardHe Tweeted:"Just want to apologise to everyone associated with Bath Rugby.. Not how I saw my first game going and deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Players, staff, fans and everyone else associated, sorry for my actions.
Sometimes you get a feeling like you can't be stopped and that is what it felt like tonight. We got there by the skin of our teeth, we have a lot to work on if we want to win a championship. 19:33John EvelyStay tunedFull reaction to come. 19:32John EvelyGame reflectionsAn epic for the ages. Emotion, heroes, drama, everything you want from a derby. Bristol slightly lucky but full of character to stay in the fight and come back. Ellis Genge like something from Greek mythology.
In the following melee:? Callum Sheedy? Niall Annett? 17-13? (37 mins)#BRIvBAT | #BristolBears— Bristol Bears? (@BristolBears) September 10, 2022The former Ulsterman took to Twitter to apologise for his red card. Annett wrote: “Just want to apologise to everyone associated with Bath Rugby. Not how I saw my first game going and deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself.
The brouhaha occurred after Bristol scored their third try, with Luke Morahan touching down in the corner after a driving maul and good work by Sheedy and Tongan international Charles Piutau. Bath’s replacements, who were warming up nearby, got involved in a melee with some Bristol players and hooker Annett, an unused substitute, was red-carded by referee Matthew Carley, whole Sheedy was sin-binned. Annett – a new signing – was given a red card despite having yet to play a minute of rugby for Bath.
Bath competitive and hard to beat. Plenty for new head of rugby Johann van Graan to hang his hat on. 19:31KEY EVENTFULL TIME Bristol Bears 31 Bath Rugby 29 80+1 minsJohn EvelyDROP GOAL MISSED - BathThe scrum is stable and not going anywhere so Bath have to go out the back. With nothing on Piers Francis goes for a 37m drop goal. The strike is clean but the kick just goes narrowly wide. And by that margin games are won and lost. 31-2980 minsJohn EvelyOne last change for BathBristol have knocked on the ball from the kick off and I think it was Charles Piutau of all people. Bath have a scrum 25m out and right in the middle of the field. 31-2979 minsJohn EvelyCONVERSION - Bristol BearsAJ MacGinty dissects the posts from 10m in from the right touchline.
"Johann van Graan, Bath hea of rugby (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:23John EvelyMatch actionMagnus Bradbury celebrates after scoring Bristol Bears' second try against Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Bristol Bears' Luke Morahan squares up to Bath's Cameron Redpath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Charles Piutau breaks past Bath's Matt Gallagher (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)19:35John EvelyEllis Genge post matchThanks for everyone for making me feel so welcome.
The boys are pretty fit and slowly and surely other guys will come back into the reckoning, we are in really good shape. "There are obviously bumps and bruises but the game was slow, really slow for us as Bath slowed it all down. "07:16KEY EVENTBath Rugby player ratings from Bristol Bears defeat: 'A masterclass' with scores from 10-0Despite the defeat at Ashton Gate, South West rugby writer John Evely was very encouraged by Bath's display. Get the full player ratings right here. Piers Francis of Bath Rugby (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)06:33KEY EVENTBristol Bears player ratings - 10/10 for debutantSouth West rugby writer John Evely takes a closer look at the individual performances from the Bristol Bears players in the club's derby win.
Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby LIVE: Full highlights and reactionIt's game day - no it really is this time. Bristol Bears host derby rivals Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on Saturday evening after the game was moved back 22 hours following the death of Her Majesty the Queen on Thursday. Both sides come into the new campaign off the back of highly disappointing seasons with Bristol going from first in the table in 2020/21 to 10th last season, with the Blue, Black and White finished bottom of the table for the first time in the professional era. The Round One of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season game represents a chance to see who both sides have adapted over pre-season with Bath make wholesale changes under new head of rugby Johann van Graan who has publicly said his new club are starting at zero. Kick off is at 5.
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Bristol are one of the top teams in the Premiership but we are never going to be happy with anything but a win. I am gutted. "We said you will see improvement and you certainly saw that from the team today, they stuck to the plan. "We conceded early but mentally we got three points straight back and responded. "Every game in the Premiership is close and you have got to turn up every weekend. That is one game gone, we have 23 to go and I would say we have a plan which we are going to follow and we go bak to zero and start again. "I am incredibly proud of the effort of all the players, to come away, 24 hours later than planned and then lose to a missed drop kick with the last play of the game, you can't really ask for more.
Players, staff, fans and everyone else associated, sorry for my actions. ”Just want to apologise to everyone associated with @BathRugby. — Niall Annett (@NiallAnnett2) September 10, 2022Annett will now likely have to wait at least a few weeks for his Bath debut, with a automatic citing set to follow for the red card. Annett signed for Bath back in March. The 31-year-old made over 130 appearances for Worcester in an 8 year spell at the club, scoring 12 tries. Prior to the Warriors he won 20 caps for his native Ulster.
"20:35John EvelyPat Lam reaction "We got five points. "At the end of the day no one is going to remember all the niggle and other stuff about what happened in this game. I told them at half time to forget the niggle and go out and get the five points and this will go in the history books. "We haven't lost to these guys here at Ashton Gate and this is another one for the record books. Pat Lam, Bristol Bears Director of Rugby celebrates after a derby win over Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:30John EvelyReaction from Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan "I am gutted. "We came here to win an if that last drop goal goes a few metres to the right it is a totally different story.
Get the full ratingsMagnus Bradbury of Bristol Bears goes over to score against Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)22:59KEY EVENTFULL HIGHLIGHTSRugby fans were understandably left disappointed the epic derby match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby wasn't televised live but Premiership Rugby have moved quickly to make a full highlights package available for free on the official league website. Re-live the drama or watch it unfold for the first time right here. Charles Piutau breaks past Bath's Matt Gallagher (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)21:32John EvelyMore to come - check back in later Bristol Bears player ratings Bath Rugby player ratings Injury updates Reaction from DoRs Highlights 21:23KEY EVENTMATCH REPORT - Ellis Genge stars in fairy tale homecoming as Bristol Bears beat Bath RugbyEllis Genge cemented his place in Bristol Bears folklore on his homecoming with two tries as the Bears began from behind to claim a 31-29 victory over derby rivals Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate.
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Bristol Bears vs Bath - LivestreamBristol Bears host derby rivals Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate on Friday night in the curtain raiser for the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season but there is significant uncertainty over whether the game will go ahead following the death of Her Majesty the Queen on Thursday. LIVE CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE NOWGO LIVE CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE NOWKick off is at 7. 45pm on Friday night. Both sides come into the new campaign off the back of highly disappointing seasons with Bristol going from first in the table in 2020/21 to 10th last season, with the Blue, Black and White finished bottom of the table for the first time in the professional era.
Bristol Bears on TV - Rugby Fixtures, TV Schedules & Live It's being played on 29 October 2022 and the match kicks off at 3:00pm. What channel is the Bristol Bears game on and can I live stream it? The next