Bath Rugby host Wasps in Round 6 of the Gallagher Premiership on Friday evening, as the Blue Black and White look to put things right after defeat to Leicester last time out (kick-off 19:45, live on BT Sport 2).
Bath Rugby’s only victory (excluding the unplayed match against London Irish) in their last six Premiership matches was 33-17 at Worcester in Round 3. Bath have lost their last two matches at the Recreation Ground, 12-19 to Newcastle in Gallagher Premiership Rugby and 19-23 to Scarlets in the European Champions Cup.
Wasps have won their last four matches in all tournaments since their 17-27 reversal at home to Newcastle in Round 3 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby. Wasps have lost just once on the road in any tournament since February: 24-40 at Gloucester on 28 November.
Wasps completed a Premiership Rugby season double over Bath in 2019/20, something they hadn’t achieved since 2017. Wasps have been victorious on five of their last seven appearances to the Rec in all competitions.
Date: 08 January 2021
Competition: Gallagher Premiership R6
Where: The Rec
Referee: Matt Carley
Assistants: Greg Macdonald & Gareth Holsgrove
TMO: Tom Foley
Citing Officer: James Hall
Media Coverage: BT Sport 2, BBC Radio Bristol
WASPS CURRENT FORM
Wasps 34-5 Exeter Chiefs | Gallagher Premiership
Sale Sharks 23-26 Wasps| Gallagher Premiership
Wasps 33-14 Montpellier | Heineken Champions Cup
Dragons 8-24 Wasps | Heineken Champions Cup
Wasps 17-27 Newcastle Falcons | Gallagher Premiership
LAST TIME OUT
Injury-stricken Wasps edged to a thrilling win at Bath to leapfrog their hosts into fourth in the Premiership.
Ruaridh McConnochie's try after 90 seconds helped Bath to a 13-0 lead after 10 minutes, but Jacob Umaga's try helped see Wasps level at the break.
However the game took a turn and with both side's hookers being taken off injured, the match went to uncontested scrums.
Josh West's try put the visitors ahead for the first time during the second-half, and Jack Walker's score put Bath back in front before a late penalty try sealed Wasps' victory.