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Bath Rugby fall to defeat at The Stoop

Harlequins 20 v Bath Rugby 5

Bath Rugby fell to a 20-5 defeat to Harlequins at the Stoop in Round 17 of the Aviva Premiership this afternoon.

After the game was postponed from Friday night due to the adverse weather conditions, both teams were desperate to get out on the field.

A cagey first-half saw Bath take the lead on the 16th minute. Taulupe Faletau secured clean ball from the base of the scrum, allowing Kahn Fotuali’i to burst through the gap in the Quins’ defence. The Samoan scrum-half found Matt Banahan outside him, who had a simple canter over the line. 0-5.

Tim Visser opened the scoring for the home sid e with an interception try, and Demetri Catrakilis added the conversion to take the lead.

The try shifted momentum in favour of the home side, and the fly-half then extended Quins’ lead on the 28th minute with a penalty. He missed with a second attempt four minutes from the break, as neither side were able to capitalise on their chances.

Half-time: Harlequins 10 – Bath Rugby 5.

Bath started the second-half on the attack, but resilient last-ditch defence from Quins prevented them from scoring. Instead, the home side were able to turn the pressure around, forcing the visitors into errors and ill-discipline.

Quins were upping the tempo as the seconds ticked by, and referee JP Doyle eventually lost patience, sending replacement Max Lahiff to the sin-bin. Moments later, Quins made the extra man count, Kyle Sinckler crashing over from short range. Castrakilis added the conversion. 17-5.

Bath were desperately trying to get back in to the game, and went close with a powerful run from James Wilson bringing Nathan Catt and Cooper Vuna into the play, but Quins held firm.

The Television Match Official was called on twice in the last ten minutes, both times looking at potential Bath scores. First Zach Mercer was ruled to have been held up over the line, then Catt looked to have got the ball down, but there was no clear grounding.

Quins were clinging on for victory, and replacement Marcus Smith added a penalty three minutes before time.

With seconds on the clock, Smith intercepted a Bath pass, and looked to be away for the home side’s third try. Mercer, however, had other ideas, and the back row chased down his fellow England squad apprentice to bundle him into touch.

Final score: Harlequins 20 – Bath Rugby 5.

Match details

The Stoop
Gallagher Premiership
4 March 2018
KO 15:00

Attendance: 7625
Referee: JP Doyle
Half Time score: 10-5

Quins:
Tries: Visser (23), Sinckler (54)
Conversions: Catrakilis (24, 55)
Penalties: Catrakilis (29), Smith (77)
Bath:
Tries: Banahan (15)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Quins and Bath.

16'

Try for Bath! Quins 0 - 5 Bath

Matt Banahan scores for Bath.

24'

Try for Quins! Quins 5 - 5 Bath

Tim Visser scores for Quins.

25'

Conversion! Quins 7 - 5 Bath

Demetri Catrakilis with a conversion for Quins.

30'

Penalty Goal! Quins 10 - 5 Bath

Demetri Catrakilis kicks a penalty goal for Quins.

44'

HALF TIME

Match score: Quins 10 - 5 Bath.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

48'

Substitution

Charlie Matthews replaces Ben Glynn for Quins.

52'

Substitution

Max Lahiff replaces Henry Thomas for Bath.

52'

Substitution

Charlie Ewels replaces Luke Charteris for Bath.

53'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Max Lahiff for ten minutes.

54'

Substitution

Kyle Sinckler replaces Josh Bayliss for Quins.

54'

Substitution

Henry Thomas replaces Josh Bayliss for Bath.

55'

Try for Quins! Quins 15 - 5 Bath

Kyle Sinckler scores for Quins.

56'

Conversion! Quins 17 - 5 Bath

Demetri Catrakilis with a conversion for Quins.

60'

Substitution

Chris Cook replaces Kahn Fotuali'i for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Nathan Catt replaces Beno Obano for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Nathan Charles replaces Ross Batty for Bath.

62'

Substitution

Marcus Smith replaces Demetri Catrakilis for Quins.

62'

Substitution

Francis Saili replaces Jamie Roberts for Quins.

64'

Substitution

Calum Waters replaces Tim Visser for Quins.

64'

Substitution

Josh Bayliss replaces Henry Thomas for Bath.

65'

Substitution

Cooper Vuna replaces Ben Tapuai for Bath.

70'

Substitution

James Phillips replaces Elliott Stooke for Bath.

75'

Substitution

Archie White replaces Mathew Luamanu for Quins.

75'

Substitution

Dave Ward replaces Joe Gray for Quins.

78'

Penalty Goal! Quins 20 - 5 Bath

Marcus Smith kicks a penalty goal for Quins.

81'

Substitution

Cameron Holenstein replaces Mark Lambert for Quins.

82'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Quins.

Final score: Quins 20 - 5 Bath.

Quins Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Demetri Catrakilis02107
Tim Visser10005
Kyle Sinckler10005
Marcus Smith00103
Bath Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Matt Banahan10005
Quins v Bath
P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
    PMark
Lambert
1Beno
Obano
P    
    HJoe
Gray
2Ross
Batty
H    
    PWill
Collier
3Henry
Thomas
P    
    LBen
Glynn
4Elliott
Stooke
L    
    LJames
Horwill
5Luke
Charteris
L    
    FLJames
Chisholm
6Zach
Mercer
FL    
    FLLuke
Wallace
7Josh
Bayliss
FL    
    8Mathew
Luamanu
8Taulupe
Faletau
8    
    SHDave
Lewis
9Kahn
Fotuali'i
SH    
1 2 FHDemetri
Catrakilis
10James
Wilson
FH    
   1WTim
Visser
11Aled
Brew
W    
    CJamie
Roberts
12Ben
Tapuai
C    
    CJoe
Marchant
13Will
Hurrell
C    
    WAlofa
Alofa
14Matt
Banahan
W1   
    FBJames
Lang
15Tom
Homer
FB    
Replacements
    RHDave
Ward
16Nathan
Charles
RH    
    RPCameron
Holenstein
17Nathan
Catt
RP    
   1RFLKyle
Sinckler
18Max
Lahiff
RP    
    RLCharlie
Matthews
19Charlie
Ewels
RL    
    R8Archie
White
20James
Phillips
RL    
    RIan
Prior
21Chris
Cook
RSH    
    RWCalum
Waters
21Chris
Cook
RSH    
1   RFHMarcus
Smith
22Josh
Lewis
R    
    RCFrancis
Saili
23Cooper
Vuna
RC