Bath confirm the signing of Martin 'Charriots' Offiah's son with immediate effect - Ruck

Bath confirm the signing of Martin ‘Charriots’ Offiah’s son with immediate effect

Bath Rugby has secured the signings of two promising young talents, Tyler Offiah and Kepu Tuipulotu, bolstering their ranks with exciting prospects for the future.

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Offiah, a dynamic winger, and Tuipulotu, a powerful hooker, bring their skills and ambition to the renowned club.

Offiah, son of rugby league legend Martin ‘Chariots’ Offiah, arrives at Bath Rugby’s Academy following a notable stint in the youth setup at London Irish. His recent England U18s debut at the U18 Six Nations Rugby Festival in Italy showcased his exceptional speed, strength, and scoring prowess.

The Wellington College prodigy emphasises dedication and consistency as the pillars of his success, aiming to continually hone his craft on and off the field.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Offiah stated, “Signing my first professional contract, making my England debut, these are things that mean so much to me and I am really happy to be where I am on my rugby journey.”

Joining Offiah is fellow academy recruit Kepu Tuipulotu, who also makes the transition from the London Irish setup. A formidable presence at hooker, Tuipulotu’s journey from discovering rugby at the age of 10 to representing England U18s reflects his commitment and talent. His aspirations align with Bath Rugby’s ethos of continuous improvement, as he aims to excel in every aspect of his game.

Reflecting on his goals, Tuipulotu commented, “Whether I am pulling on the shirt of Bath Rugby or that of a representative age-group, I want to be the best that I possibly can.”

Bath have also confirmed the signing of Connor Treacey, Charlie Griffin and Jack Woods. all five new additions have each impressed along their development journeys in the sport to this point, making them exciting additions to Bath Rugby’s pathway system. 

Updated 2027 Rugby World Cup draw is good news for England and Steve Borthwick

The men’s Rugby World Cup 2027 in Australia will feature 24 teams after the World Rugby Council approved historic reimagination of the competition format, window and timing.

The new format will feature six pools of four teams, with a round of 16 added prior to the quarter-finals.

This will enable the tournament window to be reduced from seven to six weeks, while promoting a rhythm that builds momentum across the pool phase and respects the same minimum number of rest days between matches as at France 2023.

If the 2027 Rugby World Cup Draw was made tomorrow, this is what the Pools may look like (based on rankings)

2027 Rugby World Cup draw (Current rankings)


  • South Africa
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Hong Kong
Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade De France, Paris on 29 October 2023 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)


  • Ireland
  • Fiji
  • Samoa
  • Chile
James Lowe of Ireland during the Autumn Nations Cup match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on November 21 2020. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK