Thrilling Bath Rugby performance earns bonus-point win over Harlequins

Harlequins 27 v Bath Rugby 41

Bath Rugby secured a thrilling 41-27 bonus-point win over Harlequins in Round 18 of the Gallagher Premiership. 

The Blue, Black and White were on the back foot from kick-off following a Joe Marchant score, which required the TMO, and a Brett Heron penalty. Rhys Priestland replied with two penalties before Ruaridh McConnochie dotted down in the corner following an exquisite poaching score as the wing hunted down the loose ball from the restart. 

Bath Rugby began to assert their dominance as Elliott Stooke stumbled over from close range, which was added to with a conversion and another penalty from Priestland, handing the visitors a 23-13 lead at half-time. 

McConnochie then added his second of the match, and a fifth in four successive matches, to add to Bath's tally after a neat Cameron Redpath offload opened up the floor to the wing to dot down in the corner. 

Priestland then added two further penalties to keep the scoreboard ticking over before Harlequins started firing again, with Martin Landajo cruising through the defensive line to score.

Bath responded immediately, with Lewis Boyce securing a bonus-point score after an interception from 35 metres out. 

Bath lost discipline in the dying moments, with Jack Walker sent to the sin-bin for an infringement at the ruck, which led to another Quins score, this time through James Lang. 

Tom Dunn was then the culprit for the same offence as Walker, which saw him sin-binned but the men in yellow were able to see out the game and secure a well deserved bonus-point win at the Twickenham Stoop. 


KEY MOMENT 

A bonus-point score secured through prop Lewis Boyce, who scored against his former side. A loose pass from Quins allowed the Bath forward to scoop up the loose ball and race his way over to score under the posts. A well earned win secured by the Blue, Black and White. 


REACTIOn


Harlequins

Tries: Joe Marchant (6'), Martin Lanajo (70), James Lang (80)

Conversions: Brett Herron (7', 70', 80')

Penalties: Brett Herron (13', 18')

Bath Rugby 

Tries: Ruaridh McConnochie (19', 42'), Elliott Stooke (23'), Lewis Boyce (72')

Conversions: Rhys Priestland (20', 24', 72')

Penalties: Rhys Priestland (9', 16', 35', 55', 63')


GALLERY


Match details

Twickenham Stoop
Gallagher Premiership
5 September 2020
KO 14:00

Referee: Tom Foley
Half Time score: 13-23

Quins:
Tries: Marchant (5), Landajo (69), Lang (80)
Conversions: Herron (6, 69, 80)
Penalties: Herron (12, 17)
Bath:
Tries: McConnochie (18, 42), Stooke (23), Boyce (70)
Conversions: Priestland (19, 24, 71)
Penalties: Priestland (8, 15, 35, 56, 63)

New to Bath Rugby?

Join Bath Rugby for:

  • Epic, elite entertainment
  • Passionate, family-friendly atmosphere
  • Email Previews & Post-match reports

Find out more or enter your email address to get started.

Matchday Centre Powered By Dyson

MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Quins and Bath.

6'

Try for Quins! Quins 5 - 0 Bath

Joe Marchant scores for Quins.

7'

Conversion! Quins 7 - 0 Bath

Brett Herron with a conversion for Quins.

9'

Penalty Goal! Quins 7 - 3 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

13'

Penalty Goal! Quins 10 - 3 Bath

Brett Herron kicks a penalty goal for Quins.

16'

Penalty Goal! Quins 10 - 6 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

18'

Penalty Goal! Quins 13 - 6 Bath

Brett Herron kicks a penalty goal for Quins.

19'

Try for Bath! Quins 13 - 11 Bath

Ruaridh McConnochie scores for Bath.

20'

Conversion! Quins 13 - 13 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

24'

Try for Bath! Quins 13 - 18 Bath

Elliott Stooke scores for Bath.

25'

Conversion! Quins 13 - 20 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

36'

Penalty Goal! Quins 13 - 23 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

40'

HALF TIME

Match score: Quins 13 - 23 Bath.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

41'

Substitution

Tom de Glanville replaces Anthony Watson for Bath.

41'

Substitution

Stephan Lewies replaces Matt Symons for Quins.

43'

Try for Bath! Quins 13 - 28 Bath

Ruaridh McConnochie scores for Bath.

45'

Substitution

James Lang replaces Chris Ashton for Quins.

50'

Substitution

Lewis Boyce replaces Beno Obano for Bath.

50'

Substitution

Josh McNally replaces Elliott Stooke for Bath.

50'

Substitution

Paul Lasike replaces Ben Tapuai for Quins.

50'

Substitution

Will Collier replaces Simon Kerrod for Quins.

57'

Penalty Goal! Quins 13 - 31 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

57'

Substitution

Santiago Garcia Botta replaces Joe Marler for Quins.

57'

Substitution

Tom Lawday replaces Will Evans for Quins.

59'

Substitution

Jack Walker replaces Tom Dunn for Bath.

59'

Substitution

Christian Judge replaces Will Stuart for Bath.

61'

Substitution

Martin Landajo replaces Danny Care for Quins.

64'

Penalty Goal! Quins 13 - 34 Bath

Rhys Priestland kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

67'

Substitution

Joe Gray replaces Scott Baldwin for Quins.

67'

Substitution

Will Chudley replaces Ben Spencer for Bath.

67'

Substitution

Tom Ellis replaces Miles Reid for Bath.

70'

Try for Quins! Quins 18 - 34 Bath

Martin Landajo scores for Quins.

70'

Conversion! Quins 20 - 34 Bath

Brett Herron with a conversion for Quins.

71'

Try for Bath! Quins 20 - 39 Bath

Lewis Boyce scores for Bath.

72'

Conversion! Quins 20 - 41 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

74'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Jack Walker for ten minutes.

76'

Substitution

Tom Dunn replaces Josh Bayliss for Bath.

79'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Tom Dunn for ten minutes.

79'

Substitution

Will Stuart replaces Cameron Redpath for Bath.

80'

Try for Quins! Quins 25 - 41 Bath

James Lang scores for Quins.

80'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Bath.

Final score: Quins 25 - 41 Bath.

80'

Conversion! Quins 27 - 41 Bath

Brett Herron with a conversion for Quins.