Bath Rugby 30, Northampton Saints 12

0 mins: Shane Drahm kicks off for Northampton.

6 mins: Northampton break through Reihana. The move is eventually stopped inside the Bath Rugby twenty-two, but the home side concede a penalty at the break down. Drahm converts the penalty. 0-3.

10 mins: Steve Borthwick steals a line out. Geraint carries well and gives to Bell who is pulled down short. The ball is turned over though.

12mins: Malone levels the scores after Northampton are penalised at a ruck inside their own twenty-two. 3-3.

13mins: Shane Drahm drops a goal after a poor restart from the home side. Steve Thompson is injured and replaced by Dan Richmond. Mark Soden comes on for Ross Beattie.

17 mins: Chris Malone adds a long range drop goal. 3-6

25 mins: Steve Thompson returns. 6-6

31 mins: Bath have a great chance but Andy Higgins drops a crucial pass. However, the Bath pressure builds. The try eventually comes through full back Joe Maddock. Malone adds the conversion from wide out. 13-6.

36 mins: Andrew Higgins makes a superb break and fends off a Northampton tackler to score. Malone adds the conversion. 20-6.

40 (+5) mins: It is all Bath. Malone adds a penalty on the stroke of half time. 23-6


60 mins: Shane Drahm pulls three points back for the Saints. Wood comes on for Walshe for the home side, whilst Welsh replaces Higgins. 23-9

62 mins: Lee Mears blocks Steve Thompson and Drahm claws back three more points. 23-12.

67 mins: David Barnes replaces Duncan Bell for Bath.

70 mins: Gareth Delve replaces Geraint Lewis for Bath.

75 mins: Duncan Bell replaces David Barnes and Rob Fidler replaces Steve Borthwick for Bath.

76 mins: Yellow card Simon Emms.

78 mins: Duncan Bell scores after a well executed catch and drive. Malone adds the conversion. 30-12

79 mins: Ryan Davis replaces Joe Maddock for Bath Rugby.

Bath Rugby: 15 Joe Maddock, 14 Andy Williams, 13 Andy Higgins, 12 Olly Barkley, 11 Brendon Daniel, 10 Chris Malone, 9 Nick Walshe, 1 Matt Stevens, 2 Lee Mears, 3 Duncan Bell, 4 Steve Borthwick, 5 Danny Grewcock, 6 Geraint Lewis, 7 James Scaysbrook, 8 Zak Feaunati

16 Jonathan Humphreys, 17 David Barnes, 18 Gareth Delve, 19 Rob Fidler, 20 Ramiro Pez, 21 Martyn Wood, 22 Ryan Davis

Northampton Saints: 15 Bruce Reihana, 14 John Rudd, 13 Andy Vilk, 12 Marc Stcherbina, 11 Ben Cohen, 10 Shane Drahm, 9 Johnny Howard, 1 Simon Emms, 2 Steve Thompson (capt), 3 Brett Sturgess, 4 Matt Lord, 5 Selborne Boome, 6 Ross Beattie, 7 Darren Fox, 8 Grant Seely

Replacements 16 Dan Richmond, 17 Robbie Morris, 18 Damien Browne, 19 Mark Soden, 20 Ben Jones, 21 Luke Myring, 22 Mark Tucker

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