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    Tim Unwin writes to us as follows:
    Started February 14, 2009 @ 9:01pm by derekstent
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    Tim Unwin writes to us as follows:February 14, 2009 @ 9:01pm
    From: "Tim Unwin" <unwintimothy@aol.com>
    To: <committee@bathrugbypastplayers.com>
    Subject: Bath Rugby Past Players Web Form
    Date: 12 February 2009 13:51

    I played for Bath Youth /Spartans from 1980 until about 1984 en I went back to my junior club I have chatted to Chris Perry when I have seen him locally I would like to contact Tom Martland to catch up and maybe have a game of Golf is it possible to pass this on?
    Tim Unwin
    01249 701384
    01249 713021

    We are delighted to say that we have passed the information on to Tim, and no doubt he and Tom have already chatted.
    If you want to know of the whereabouts of a fellow player give us a shout.

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    What is happenning to the game of rugbyJanuary 18, 2010 @ 10:04pm
    The Bath Past Players website has bridged the gap between Bath and New Zealand. Thanks a lot. I recently attended a rugby luncheon where the guest speaker was a recently retired internation ref. He told us that the powers that be were looking at introducing a rule to stop the kicking that is now a big part of the game. The rule considered was that if the ball was caught on the full by an opposition player they had the option of a scrum from where the ball was kicked. He doubted it would be implimented because they are also trying to reduce the number of scrums. I have lived in New Zealand since 1965 and all that time have been either a player, coach or committe member and am still very involved with my club. Our clubrooms are next to the Waikato Stadium which can accomodate 25,000. If they get 10,000 to a Super 15 game or provincial game they think they have a big crowd. Many staunch rugby supporters, including me, are finding it hard to get involved with the game as it is currently where the bloody referee is blowing his whistle all the time for reasons that dont appear obvious so we dont go to the games. Stuart Barnes had a good article in one of the UK papers about the effect the rules and refs are having on the game and its time the rule makers got back to basics. A promoter of the game here told several of our club members that they are trying to attract the theatre goer, not the staunch rugby supporter and that is why they have fireworks, dancing girls and music every time the ball goes out of play. I wont say any wore on the subject but it is really good to make contact with the club again. Regards to those that might remember me back in the early 60's

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    John WestJanuary 28, 2011 @ 10:20am
    Hello John
    It is very good to hear from you and I send good wishes from all here in Bath and Combe Down although The " Down" could do with someone like you these days as they seem to be struggling even to get 15 players on the field for a first team game!
    The professional era has wrought havoc on the game at grass roots level and many local clubs here in Bath that you will know are finding it difficult as youngsters these days prefer to watch the "professionals" rather than play the game themselves

    Hope all is well with you in any event

    Brendan Perry

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