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Bath Rugby fall to top of table Wasps

Bath Rugby 3 v Wasps 24

Bath Rugby were unable to prevent Wasps from extending their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership, with the visitors winning 3-24 at the Recreation Ground.

Wasps’ first points on the board came after 13 minutes when Alex Reider combined with Danny Cipriani to send Christian Wade through for their opening try of the afternoon. 0-7

Bath nearly found themselves back in the game with Adam Hastings breaking through the Wasps defence and David Denton grounding the ball in the corner. However, the decision went to the TMO and Denton was adjudged to have been bundled into touch after a last-gasp tackle from Wade.

With 25 minutes on the clock, Wasps doubled their advantage when Tommy Taylor found himself in space in the Bath 22. The hooker made good use of his support, as he sent a crucial pass to Australia international Kurtley Bealey who used his pace finish off a sweeping move. 0-14

In a first half controlled by the league leaders, Bath registered their first points of the day after good pressure in the scrum saw Wasps concede a penalty on the edge of the 22. In the last action before the interval, Tom Homer slotted the three points to send the teams in to the interval at 3-14.

Half-time score: Bath Rugby 3-14 Wasps

Like the opening period, Wasps got the scoreboard ticking over again, with Jimmy Gopperth showing his precision from the tee, extending Wasps' lead from 40m out. 3-17

With kicks being exchanged between the two sides, it was Wasps who took advantage once again. A chip into the Bath 22 from Cipriani forced the knock on from the Bath defence, which was followed by a number of phases metres from the home try line.

With Bath’s defence holding strong, the ball was spread wide to the backs, with Cipriani and Willie Le Roux linking up to send Beale through for his second try of the game to give Wasps the victory.

Final score: Bath Rugby 3-24 Wasps

Match details

Recreation Ground
Aviva Premiership
4 March 2017
KO 15:00

Attendance: 14,509
Referee: JP Doyle
Half Time score: 3-14

Bath:
Penalties: Homer (43)
Wasps:
Tries: Wade (12), Beale (24, 65)
Conversions: Gopperth (13, 25, 66)
Penalties: Gopperth (48)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Bath and Wasps.

13'

Try for Wasps! Bath 0 - 5 Wasps

Christian Wade scores for Wasps.

14'

Conversion! Bath 0 - 7 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth with a conversion for Wasps.

25'

Try for Wasps! Bath 0 - 12 Wasps

Kurtley Beale scores for Wasps.

26'

Conversion! Bath 0 - 14 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth with a conversion for Wasps.

39'

Substitution

Will Rowlands replaces James Gaskell for Wasps.

44'

Penalty Goal! Bath 3 - 14 Wasps

Tom Homer kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

44'

HALF TIME

Match score: Bath 3 - 14 Wasps.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

49'

Penalty Goal! Bath 3 - 17 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth kicks a penalty goal for Wasps.

49'

Substitution

Simon McIntyre replaces Matt Mullan for Wasps.

49'

Substitution

Marty Moore replaces Jake Cooper-Woolley for Wasps.

55'

Substitution

Carlo Festuccia replaces Tommy Taylor for Wasps.

58'

Substitution

Zach Mercer replaces David Denton for Bath.

58'

Substitution

Elliott Stooke replaces Luke Charteris for Bath.

58'

Substitution

Dan Robson replaces Joe Simpson for Wasps.

61'

Substitution

Beno Obano replaces Nathan Catt for Bath.

61'

Substitution

Kane Palma-Newport replaces Max Lahiff for Bath.

66'

Try for Wasps! Bath 3 - 22 Wasps

Kurtley Beale scores for Wasps.

67'

Conversion! Bath 3 - 24 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth with a conversion for Wasps.

67'

Substitution

Kristian Phillips replaces Tom Homer for Bath.

70'

Substitution

Michael Van Vuuren replaces Ross Batty for Bath.

70'

Substitution

Guy Armitage replaces Alapati Leiua for Wasps.

73'

Substitution

Jack Willis replaces Thomas Young for Wasps.

73'

Substitution

Ross Batty replaces Michael Van Vuuren for Bath.

74'

Substitution

Will Homer replaces Chris Cook for Bath.

82'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Wasps.

Final score: Bath 3 - 24 Wasps.

Bath Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Tom Homer00103
Wasps Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Kurtley Beale200010
Jimmy Gopperth03109
Christian Wade10005
Bath v Wasps
P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
    PNathan
Catt
1Matt
Mullan
P    
    HRoss
Batty
2Tommy
Taylor
H    
    PMax
Lahiff
3Jake
Cooper-Woolley
P    
    LLuke
Charteris
4Matt
Symons
L    
    LCharlie
Ewels
5James
Gaskell
L    
    FLTom
Ellis
6Ashley
Johnson
FL    
    FLDavid
Denton
7Thomas
Young
FL    
    8Taulupe
Faletau
8Alex
Rieder
8    
    SHChris
Cook
9Joe
Simpson
SH    
    FHAdam
Hastings
10Danny
Cipriani
FH    
    WAnthony
Watson
11Willie
Le Roux
W    
    CBen
Tapuai
12Jimmy
Gopperth
C 3 1
    CMax
Clark
13Alapati
Leiua
C    
    WSemesa
Rokoduguni
14Christian
Wade
W1   
1   FBTom
Homer
15Kurtley
Beale
FB2   
Replacements
    RHMichael
Van Vuuren
16Carlo
Festuccia
RH    
    RPBeno
Obano
17Simon
McIntyre
RP    
    RPKane
Palma-Newport
18Marty
Moore
RP    
    RLElliott
Stooke
19Will
Rowlands
RL    
    RFLZach
Mercer
20Jack
Willis
RFL    
    RSHWill
Homer
21Dan
Robson
RSH    
    RRory
Jennings
22Guy
Armitage
RC    
    RFBKristian
Phillips
23Josh
Bassett
R