Bath Rugby 23 v London Irish 2

Full Time: Bath Rugby 23 V London Irish 21

Robbie Fleck is named on the bench for this crucial Zurich Premiership match against London Irish. John Connolly makes just one change to the starting line up that defeated Irish 21-20 last weekend with James Hudson coming in for Steve Borthwick who is away on international duty.


2 mins: LI try by Kieron Dawson. Bath Rugby caught napping by quickly taken lineout. Barry Everitt converts. Bath Rugby 0 LI 7

18 mins: Bath Rugby try by Alex Crockett. Good half charge from Jonathan Humphreys. From recycled ball Paul Sampson chips over the defence, Crockett is first to the ball to score. Chris Malone conversion hits post. Bath Rugby 5 LI 7

22 mins: LI penalty miss. Everitt misses penalty after Wood caught offside at scrum

36 mins: Bath Rugby substitution. Mears for Humphreys

37 mins: Bath Rugby penalty by Chris Malone: Edwards tackles Feaunati whilst the scrum still in progress to give away the penalty. Bath Rugby 8 LI 7

40 mins: London Irish penalty converted by Barry Everitt. Bath Rugby 8, London Irish 10.

40 (+4) mins. Penalty for Bath Rugby after Irish caught coming in from the side. Malone converts. Bath Rugby 11, London Irish 10

Half Time

44 mins: LI penalty by Barry Everitt. Bath Rugby adjudicated to be offside. Bath Rugby 11 LI 13

45 mins: LI substitution. Wheatley for Hatley

49 mins: Bath Rugby penalty by Chris Malone. LI offside at breakdown. Bath Rugby 14 LI 13. Bath Rugby substitution Stevens for Bell

58 mins: Bath Rugby drop goal by Chris Malone. Bath Rugby 17 LI 13

64 mins: LI substitution. Sheasby for Murphy

68 mins: Bath Rugby penalty by Chris Malone. Chris Sheasby offside at contact area, disrupting promising Bath Rugby attack. Bath Rugby 20 LI 13

70 mins: Bath Rugby substitution Barnes for Flatman. LI substitutions Kennedy for Casey, Barrett for Edwards

74 mins: LI penalty by Barry Everitt. Michael Lipman unable to roll away from the tackle, giving away penalty. Bath Rugby 20 LI 16

75 mins: Bath Rugby substitution Scaysbrook for Lipman

81 mins: LI try by Paul Sackey. Overlap created and Sackey has gas for the corner. Barry Everitt misses conversion. Bath Rugby 20 LI 21

83 mins: Bath Rugby drop goal by Chris Malone. Bath Rugby pack win restart and make good yards for Malone to make 40 yard drop goal. Bath Rugby 23 LI 21

86 mins: Full Time. Bath Rugby 23 LI 21


Team: 15 Paul Sampson, 14 Alex Crockett, 13 Andrew Higgins, 12 Spencer Davey, 11 Wylie Human, 10 Chris Malone, 9 Martyn Wood, 1 David Flatman, 2 Jonathan Humphreys (captain), 3 Duncan Bell , 4 Rob Fidler, 5 James Hudson, 6 Andy Beattie, 7 Michael Lipman, 8 Zak Feaunati

Substitutes: 16 Hentie Martens,17 Lee Mears, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Robbie Fleck, 20 David Barnes, 21 James Scaysbrook, 22 Scott Gray

TRIES: Crockett
PENS: Malone (4)
DROPGOALS: Malone (2)


Team: 15. Michael Horak; 14. Paul Sackey; 13. Nick Greenstock; 12. Nils Mordt; 11. Justin Bishop; 10. Barry Everitt; 9. Darren Edwards; 1. Neal Hatley; 2. Adrian Flavin; 3. Rob Hardwick; 4. Ryan Strudwick (captain); 5. Bob Casey; 6. Declan Danaher; 7. Kieron Dawson; 8. Phil Murphy.

Substitutes: 16. Doug Wheatley; 17. David Paice; 18. Paul Gustard; 19. Nick Kennedy; 20. Chris Sheasby; 21. Kevin Barrett; 22. Mark Mapletoft.

TRIES: Dawson, Sackey
CONS: Everitt
PENS: Everitt (3)

Man of the Match: Chris Malone

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