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Honours even between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at the Rec

Bath Rugby 7 v Sale Sharks 7

Joe Cokanasiga scored a late try to give Bath Rugby a share of the points with a 7-7 draw against Sale Sharks at the Rec. 

Bath dominated the early stages, camping down in the Sale 22. Six minutes in, the Blue, Black and White were given the first scoring opportunity, but Freddie Burns' long range effort sailed just wide of the uprights from 46 metres out.

Although the early territory belonged to hosts, it was Sale who had the next opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. However, Rob du Preez was unable to add the three points with the scores remaining level with 17 minutes played.

Bath continued to dominate possession, but faced a resolute Sharks defence, who stood firm under pressure.

Just a minute from the interval Sale looked like they'd found their way over the whitewash in impressive fashion.  The visitors spread the ball out wide to Rob du Preez who spotted Denny Solomona in space on the right wing. The South African fly-half floated a kick into the corner and Solomona was able to gather and cross the line. However, a fantastic covering tackle from Joe Cokanasiga dislodged the ball from Solomona's grasp to ensure the game remained scoreless going into the interval.

Half-time - Bath Rugby 0-0 Sale Sharks

The first points went to Sale, as Jean-luc du Preez scored the opening try of the afternoon. Following a succession of phases in the Bath 22, du Preez crashed over from close range, with his brother Rob adding the extras. [0-7]

Bath needed a response and the spark came from replacement Cooper Vuna. James Wilson cleverly found Vuna out wide just over halfway, and the centre darted his way past two Sale defenders to put Bath inside the 22. A clever grubber from Vuna saw Cokanasiga pounce to put his side within two points on the scoreboard.  Fresh off the bench, Wilson kept his composure to put the game all square. [7-7]

Neither side was able to take advantage in the closing moments, but Bath will take consolation from the two points which will move them up to sixth in the Gallagher Premiership. 

Full-time - Bath Rugby 7-7 Sale Sharks

Match details

Recreation Ground
Gallagher Premiership
2 December 2018
KO 15:00

Attendance: 13,390
Referee: Luke Pearce
Half Time score: 0-0

Bath:
Tries: Cokanasiga (71)
Conversions: Wilson (72)
Sharks:
Tries: du Preez (48)
Conversions: du Preez (49)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Bath and Sharks.

25'

Substitution

Joe Jones replaces WillGriff John for Sharks.

32'

Substitution

WillGriff John replaces Joe Jones for Sharks.

41'

HALF TIME

Match score: Bath 0 - 0 Sharks.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

49'

Try for Sharks! Bath 0 - 5 Sharks

Jean-Luc du Preez scores for Sharks.

50'

Conversion! Bath 0 - 7 Sharks

Robert du Preez with a conversion for Sharks.

50'

Substitution

Bryn Evans replaces Josh Beaumont for Sharks.

50'

Substitution

Tom Ellis replaces Zach Mercer for Bath.

50'

Substitution

Will Chudley replaces Kahn Fotuali'i for Bath.

54'

Substitution

Jacques Van Rooyen replaces Nathan Catt for Bath.

54'

Substitution

Ross Batty replaces Jack Walker for Bath.

56'

Substitution

Andrei Ostrikov replaces James Phillips for Sharks.

63'

Substitution

Curtis Langdon replaces Rob Webber for Sharks.

63'

Substitution

James Wilson replaces Freddie Burns for Bath.

63'

Substitution

Josh Strauss replaces Jean-Luc du Preez for Sharks.

67'

Substitution

Cooper Vuna replaces Max Wright for Bath.

69'

Substitution

Max Lahiff replaces Henry Thomas for Bath.

69'

Substitution

Matt Garvey replaces Elliott Stooke for Bath.

72'

Try for Bath! Bath 5 - 7 Sharks

Joe Cokanasiga scores for Bath.

73'

Substitution

Paolo Odogwu replaces James O'Connor for Sharks.

73'

Substitution

Joe Jones replaces WillGriff John for Sharks.

73'

Conversion! Bath 7 - 7 Sharks

James Wilson with a conversion for Bath.

81'

FULL TIME!

Final score: Bath 7 - 7 Sharks.

Bath Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Joe Cokanasiga10005
James Wilson01002
Sharks Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Jean-Luc du Preez10005
Robert du Preez01002
Bath v Sharks
P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
    PNathan
Catt
1Ross
Harrison
P    
    HJack
Walker
2Rob
Webber
H    
    PHenry
Thomas
3WillGriff
John
P    
    LElliott
Stooke
4Josh
Beaumont
L    
    LCharlie
Ewels
5James
Phillips
L    
    FLFrancois
Louw
6Jonathan
Ross
FL    
    FLSam
Underhill
7Ben
Curry
FL    
    8Zach
Mercer
8Jean-Luc
du Preez
81   
    SHKahn
Fotuali'i
9Faf
de Klerk
SH    
    FHFreddie
Burns
10Robert
du Preez
FH 1  
   1WJoe
Cokanasiga
11Byron
McGuigan
W    
    CMax
Wright
12Luke
James
C    
    CJackson
Willison
13Sam
Moore
C    
    WSemesa
Rokoduguni
14Denny
Solomona
W    
    FBRuaridh
McConnochie
15Sam
James
FB    
Replacements
    RHRoss
Batty
16Curtis
Langdon
RH    
    RPJacques
Van Rooyen
17Tom
Bristow
R    
    RPMax
Lahiff
18Joe
Jones
RP    
    RLMatt
Garvey
19Andrei
Ostrikov
RL    
    R8Tom
Ellis
20Bryn
Evans
RL    
    RSHWill
Chudley
21Will
Cliff
R    
  1 RFHJames
Wilson
22Arron
Reed
R    
    RCCooper
Vuna
23Josh
Strauss
R8