Match Preview | Wasps | Gallagher Premiership | R17

23 April 2021

Bath Rugby will be looking to add to their impressive form on the road when they head to Wasps on Sunday.

The Blue, Black and Whites have won three of their last four away matches in the Gallagher Premiership and have just one defeat in their previous six outings in the competition – a match in which two points were collected.

Wasps’ only two victories in the last 10 rounds of league action have come away from home with their most recent win at the Ricoh Arena coming over Exeter Chiefs on the 2 January.

The head-to-head statistics suggest the match will be a close encounter with Bath and Wasps both sharing three wins apiece with a draw in the mix too.

Last time out against Wasps, Bath came out on the wrong side of an entertaining 52-44 result at the Rec but have performed impressively in defence as well as in attack.

Tom Dunn will make his 150th club appearance at the Ricoh Arena while Zach Mercer (5), Anthony Watson and Jonathan Joseph (both 3) will hope to add to their try-scoring tallies in Coventry.


MATCH DETAILS

Date: 25 April 2021
Kick-off: 15:00
Competition: Gallagher Premiership
Where: Ricoh Arena
Referee: Ian Tempest
Assistants: Hamish Smales and Simon Harding
TMO: Keith Lewis
Citing Commissioner: Shaun Gallagher
Media Coverage: BT Sport 1


WASPS CURRENT FORM

(LWLLL)

Exeter Chiefs 43-13 Wasps | Gallagher Premiership
Wasps 25-27 Clermont Auvergne | Heineken Champions Cup
Wasps 19-20 Sale Sharks | Gallagher Premiership
Newcastle Falcons 18-20 Wasps | Gallagher Premiership
Bristol Bears 37-20 Wasps | Gallagher Premiership


A ST George's day classic

Bath kept alive their slim hopes of reaching the play-offs as Tom Biggs' three tries helped them to a bonus-point win over Wasps at Twickenham.

Biggs' hat-trick and a try from Matt Banahan put the visitors in control at the break as Bath led 29-3.

Banahan then went over for a second time before Joe Simpson scored and converted a consolation try for Wasps.

Matt Carraro then crossed the line as Bath closed the gap on the top four to eight points with a game in hand.


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