Bath Rugby triumph at Welford Road in bonus-point win

Leicester Tigers 16 v Bath Rugby 38

Bath Rugby secured a second successive bonus-point win in as many games with a 38-16 victory over Leicester Tigers at Welford Road, bagging a record third successive win in the East Midlands. 

In Bath Ruby’s first away outing since restart, the Blue, Black and White had the try-bonus point in the bag by half-time, overturning Leister Tigers to secure their ninth win of the Premiership season. Bath Rugby have now narrowed the gap on the top four to just 1 point, sitting in fifth place with 40 points just behind Sale Sharks on 41 points.

The Blue Black and White scored six tries in this thrilling encounter with the old rivals. The forwards shone once again, as Bath Rugby’s driving line-out contined to be unstoppable with two tries coming from the set-piece.

The side began slowly allowing Leicester to pick up a six-point lead after six minutes but as the Blue, Black and White got a feel for the game, scores from Will Stuart, Tom Dunn, Ruaridh McConnochie and Lewis Boyce set up the side nicely for the second period. Johnny McPhillips slotted over the early points for Leicester.

Beno Obano then came on in the second period to make an instant impact with a powerful run to score and this was topped off with a lovely break from Josh Matavesi who sold a dummy pass and offloaded to the oncoming Tom de Glanville, who scored his first Premiership try.

Tigers fought back in the second 40 with scores through Charlie Clare and Luke Wallace, but their scores were only a consolation as the Blue, Black and White secured the win.


KEY MOMENT 

Tom de Glanville's score in the second-half was a poignant moment and one to look back on. Josh Matavesi made a fantastic break through the middle of the Leicester defensive line and sold a dummy on his way as he broke towards the Tigers 22. He then offloaded to the young full-back as the 20-year-old went over the whitewash. 


REACTION


SCORERS

Leicester Tigers 
Tries: Charlie Clare (68), Luke Wallace (80)
Penalties: Johnny McPhillips (2, 6)
Bath Rugby
Tries: Willl Stuart (18), Tom Dunn (25), Ruaridh McConnochie (30), Lewis Boyce (37), Beno Obano (50), Tom de Glanville (52)
Conversions: Rhys Priestland (18,26,38), Ben Spencer (53)

GALLERY 


Match details

Welford Road
Gallagher Premiership
22 August 2020
KO 16:30

Referee: Karl Dickson
Half Time score: 6-26

Tigers:
Tries: Clare (67), Wallace (80)
Penalties: McPhillips (1, 6)
Bath:
Tries: Stuart (17), Dunn (24), McConnochie (30), Boyce (36), Obano (48), de Glanville (52)
Conversions: Priestland (18, 26, 37), Spencer (53)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Tigers and Bath.

2'

Penalty Goal! Tigers 3 - 0 Bath

Johnny McPhillips kicks a penalty goal for Tigers.

7'

Penalty Goal! Tigers 6 - 0 Bath

Johnny McPhillips kicks a penalty goal for Tigers.

18'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 5 Bath

Will Stuart scores for Bath.

19'

Conversion! Tigers 6 - 7 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

25'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 12 Bath

Tom Dunn scores for Bath.

27'

Conversion! Tigers 6 - 14 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

31'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 19 Bath

Ruaridh McConnochie scores for Bath.

37'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 24 Bath

Lewis Boyce scores for Bath.

38'

Conversion! Tigers 6 - 26 Bath

Rhys Priestland with a conversion for Bath.

40'

HALF TIME

Match score: Tigers 6 - 26 Bath.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

43'

Substitution

Tom de Glanville replaces Anthony Watson for Bath.

47'

Substitution

Beno Obano replaces Lewis Boyce for Bath.

47'

Substitution

Josh Bayliss replaces Tom Ellis for Bath.

49'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 31 Bath

Beno Obano scores for Bath.

51'

Substitution

Josh Matavesi replaces Rhys Priestland for Bath.

51'

Substitution

Ryan Bower replaces Nephi Leatigaga for Tigers.

53'

Try for Bath! Tigers 6 - 36 Bath

Tom de Glanville scores for Bath.

54'

Conversion! Tigers 6 - 38 Bath

Ben Spencer with a conversion for Bath.

54'

Substitution

Jack Walker replaces Tom Dunn for Bath.

54'

Substitution

Dan Cole replaces Joe Heyes for Tigers.

54'

Substitution

Charlie Clare replaces Jake Kerr for Tigers.

54'

Substitution

Freddie Steward replaces Johnny McPhillips for Tigers.

59'

Substitution

Will Chudley replaces Ben Spencer for Bath.

59'

Substitution

Christian Judge replaces Will Stuart for Bath.

59'

Substitution

Elliott Stooke replaces Charlie Ewels for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Jordan Coghlan replaces Thom Smith for Tigers.

61'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Taulupe Faletau for ten minutes.

65'

Substitution

Cameron Henderson replaces Tomas Lavanini for Tigers.

68'

Try for Tigers! Tigers 11 - 38 Bath

Charlie Clare scores for Tigers.

69'

Substitution

Jack Van Poortvliet replaces Ben White for Tigers.

72'

Substitution

Tom Hardwick replaces George Worth for Tigers.

80'

Try for Tigers! Tigers 16 - 38 Bath

Luke Wallace scores for Tigers.

80'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Bath.

Final score: Tigers 16 - 38 Bath.