Bath Rugby 22, Leeds Tykes 13

Preview: Welcome to the Recreation Ground on a bitterly cold, but clear day for this Zurich Premiership game between Bath Rugby and Leeds Tykes. Both sides are depleted due to international duty and injuries with Bath Rugby missing Olly Barkley, Iain Balshaw, Danny Grewcock, Simon Danielli and Kevin Maggs through international duty, whilst Leeds are without Aaron Persico, Alix Popham and Mark Regan.

With Mike Tindall a week away from his return, Spencer Davey makes his own return in the centre after recovering with a foot injury. James Hudson makes his ZP debut in the second row, whilst Joe Mbu is included in a competitive first team squad for the first time. The winger is included amongst the reserves.

If David Barnes comes off the bench this afternoon he will make his 100th appearance for the club.

10 MINS...Bath Rugby attack and are awarded a penalty. Chris Malone kicks from 35 metres. 3-0

25 Dan Hyde Try, Ross c. 3-7

38 Chris Malone penalty after Leeds are penalised in the scrum. 6-7

40 (+2) Chris Malone penalty from 35 metres.

40 (+7) Gordon Ross drop goal from 25 metres.

41 Gordon Ross penalty. 9-13

42 Human bundled into touch three metres out

51 Chris Malone penalty from 25 metres. 12-13

63 Zak Feaunati try. Malone con. 19-13

71 Chris Malone penalty. 22-13


Bath Rugby: 15 Chris Malone, 14 Alex Crockett, 13 Andrew Higgins, 12 Spencer Davey, 11 Wylie Human, 10 Mike Catt, 9 Martyn Wood, 1 David Flatman (Barnes, 22), 2 Jonathan Humphreys © (Mears, 63), 3 Duncan Bell (Stevens 48), 4 James Hudson, 5 Rob Fidler, 6 Andy Beattie, 7 Michael Lipman (Scaysbrook 75), 8 Zak Feaunati

Reps: 16 Ross Blake, 17 Lee Mears, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Joe Mbu, 20 David Barnes, 21 James Scaysbrook, 22 Scott Gray

15. Matt Cardey, 14. Dan Scarbrough, 13. Tristan Davies, 12. Andre Snyman, 11. Phil Christphers, 10. Gordon Ross (Hodge, 75), 9. Alan Dickens, 1. Matt Holt, 2. Rob Rawlinson, 3. Gary Powell (Cusack, 63), 4. Phil Murphy (Morgan, 63), 5. Tom Palmer (c), 6. Matt Salter, 7. Dan Hyde (Hooper 67), 8. Colm Rigney,

Reps:16. Michael Cusack, 17. Mike Shelley, 18. Stuart Hooper, 19.Scott Morgan, 20. Ryan Walker, 21. Duncan Hodge, 22. Tim Walsh

Ref: David Rose (RFU)

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