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Bath Rugby suffer New Year's defeat

Richard Haughton's first half try proved to be the difference between the two sides as Bath Rugby struggled in difficult conditions at the Rec.

However there was one bright spark as Olly Barkley continued his remarkable kicking run with his 23rd and 24th consecutive sucessful kick at goal.

After the match Head Coach John Connolly said that he was disappointed with both the performance and the result. "You need momentum and we really did not get any going today," he admitted. "We did not play at all well and we gifted them points at times. It was not a great game to watch, the conditions were poor and we are not very pleased with our performance."

Thankfully there were no more injuries to report from the game as the club prepares for Saturday's sell-out Heineken Cup Pool Two encounter against Leinster at the Rec (1pm)

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