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Bath Rugby 26 (58) V Colomiers 17 (42)

Live-Bath Rugby 26 (58) V Colomiers 17 (42)

Minute by Minute report

With Dom Rumbles at the Rec.

Welcome to a chilly but beautiful day in Bath. The sun is shining and there is a full house at the Rec.

(O mins) Bath Rugby win the toss and Olly Barkley kicks-off towards the Hamptons Stand.

(3 mins) Barkley kicks ahead off Colomiers turn over. Danielli chases and Colomiers are pinned on their own line.

(4 mins) Fidler takes at a lineout and Bath drive on inside the Colomiers 22. The French side pulled down the maul and Olly Barkley is handed a shot at goal. The fly half makes no mistake (3-0) (agg 35-25)

(10 mins) Colomiers lineout inside Bath 22. Dubois cross-field kick taken well by Simon Danielli at full back.

(14 mins) Penalty to Bath 43 metres out as Colomiers midfield caught offside. Barkley steps up to slot over the kick. (6-0) (agg 38-25)

(19 mins) Colomiers penalised at a scrum inside their own 22. Scuffle follows and the penalty is reversed.

(25 mins) Colomiers awarded a penalty inside the Bath 22 after Bath are caught offside in midfield. Dubois kicks the penalty (6-3) (agg 38-28)

(31 mins) Barkley goes blind inside the Colomiers 22. The ball goes loose. Larguet hacks on, gathers and sprints 80 metres to score. Dubois' conversion is wide. (6-8) (agg 38-33).

(34 mins) Algret sent to the bin for killing the ball. Bath awarded a penalty just outside the 22 on the left hand side. Barkley strikes it well. (9-8) (agg 41-33)

HALF TIME: Mike Catt, Mike Tindall and Iain Balshaw parade the William Webb Ellis trophy around the ground to rapturous applause.

(41 mins) Bath penalised at scrum in injury time and then again for not retreating ten metres from quick tapped penalty. Dubois has a kick at goal in injury time from 30 metres and swings it through to put the French team back in front. (9-11) (agg 41-36)

(42 mins) Bath awarded penalty in the shadow of the posts and elect to take scrum rather than kick at goal. Beattie picks up and is driven over. Barkley's simple conversion is good. (16-11) (agg 48-36).

(46 mins) Colomiers penalised at a scrum inside their own 22. Barkley strikes the penalty between the posts. (19-11) (agg 51-36).

(52 mins) Colomiers awarded a penalty. Dubois strikes the ball well. (19-14) (agg 51-39)

(52 mins) Bath rep: Mears for Humphreys.

(57 mins) Danny Grewcock penalised for holding onto the ball. Dubois kicks the three points. (19-17) (agg 51-42).

(57 mins) Bath rep: Barnes for Flatman.

(60 mins) Bath rep: Stevens for Bell.

(72 mins) After a period of sustained pressure, Bath are awarded a penalty inside the Colomiers half after the French side are caught offside. Barkley misses the penalty.

(80 mins) Scaysbrook and Gray on for Beattie and Lipman.

(80 mins) Penalty to Bath after Colomiers caught offside. Bath elect to take the quick tap and Gray scores. Barkley's conversion is good. (26-17) (agg 58-42).

Bath: 15 S Danielli; 14 A Higgins, 13 K Maggs, 12 A Crockett, 11 R Blake; 10 O Barkley, 9 M Wood;1 D Flatman (Barnes 57), 2 J Humphreys (Mears, 53), 3 D Bell (Stevens 60), 4 R Fidler, 5 D Grewcock (capt), 6 A Beattie (Gray 80), 7 M Lipman (Scaysbrook 80), 8 I Feaunati

Replacements: 16 H Martens, 17 L Mears, 18 D Barnes, 19 C Malone, 20 S Gray, 21 J Scaysbrook, 22 M Stevens

Colomiers: 15 B Thiery; 14 Y Larguet, 13 J Cassin, 12 J Grandclaude, 11 F Sid; 10 J Dubois, 9 A Sallecanne; 1 Y Forestier, 2 T Algret, 3 R Cheron, 4 P Albacete, 5 J Lorenzi, 6 P Magendie, 7 T Dusautoir, 8 F Ntamack

Replacements: 16 C Laurent, 17 J Tomuli, 18 M Rolland, 19 S Bohn, 20 F Culinat, 21 D Giannantonio, 22 J Viard

Att:9980 (sell out)

Referee: Olan Trevor (Ireland)

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