Match summary - GLOUCESTER Rugby 64-0 BATH RUGBY
Bath Rugby suffered a heavy West Country derby defeat to Gloucester at Kingsholm.
The home side scored 10 tries in total. Louis Rees-Zammit crossed for a double after Chris Harris’ opener and Santiago Carreras dotted down on the stroke of half-time.
Ben Morgan and Mark Atkinson got their name on the scoresheet in the first 10 minutes of the second half before Lewis Ludlow, Ben Meehan, Jamal Ford-Robinson and Matias Alemanno finished things off.
Adam Hastings kicked seven conversions.
Miles Reid made his 50th appearance for the club while Sam Underhill and Joe Cokanasiga returned to the starting XV. Ma’afu Fia was a late call-up to the side in place of Will Stuart with D’Arcy Rae coming on to the bench.
Gloucester made four changes with Harry Elrington, Jack Singleton, Kirill Gotovtsev and Ben Morgan coming into the starting line-up.
Gloucester Rugby: 15 Santiago Carreras, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Adam Hastings, 9 Charlie Chapman; 1 Harry Elrington, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Kirill Gotovtsev, 4 Freddie Clarke, 5 Matias Alemanno, 6 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Lewis Ludlow, 8 Ben Morgan
Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 18 Fraser Balmain, 19 Andrew Davidson, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Tom Seabrook
Bath Rugby: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Clark, 11 Will Muir, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Valeriy Morozov, 2 Tom Dunn, 3 Ma'afu Fia, 4 Mike Williams, 5 Charlie Ewels ©, 6 Miles Reid, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Arthur Cordwell, 18 D’Arcy Rae, 19 Harry Casson, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Ollie Fox, 22 Orlando Bailey, 23 Will Butt
Bath played the first 20 minutes with 14 men as Valeriy Morozov and Max Clark received yellow cards.
The TMO was busy in that period, denying Gloucester three scores while Clark had one ruled out of his own for the Blue, Black and White.
Just after the hosts’ final disallowed score, Harris flopped over the whitewash following a good run from Atkinson and Rees-Zammit danced into the corner on 29 minutes.
The Wales international scored a second moments later, collecting his own grubber to dot down and Atkinson’s offload out a tackle set Carreras on a free run to the line.
Rees-Zammit was key in sending Morgan over just after the break and the young flyer caused further havoc as Atkinson ran in under the sticks.
Gloucester captain Ludlow’s converted try made it 45-0 before Tom Seabrook saw yellow for a high tackle.
The Cherry & Whites weren’t dented by the man disadvantage as scrum-half Meehan dived into the corner ahead of prop Ford-Robinson finishing on the opposite side.
Alemanno put extra gloss on the scoreline late on.
30 April 2022
Referee: Christophe Ridley
Half Time score: 24-0
- Tries: Harris (11), Rees-Zammit (28, 34), Carreras (40), Morgan (40), Atkinson (48), Ludlow (58), Meehan (65), Ford-Robinson (74), Alemanno (76)
- Conversions: Hastings (12, 36, 41, 49, 60, 67, 77)