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Match Report: Worcester Warriors 43-27 Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors 43 v Bath Rugby 27

MATCH SUMMARY - WORCESTER WARRIORS 43-27 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby’s 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season ended in defeat at Worcester Warriors.  

Will Muir’s double and a Will Stuart try had the Blue, Black and White ahead at half-time and Tom Dunn got the bonus-point score after the break.

However, a rampant Warriors hit back in the second half to secure victory.

Newcastle Falcons’ try bonus against Northampton Saints means Bath finish in 13th place.


TEAM NEWS

Beno Obano started his first match for seven months while Taulupe Faletau began his final game for the club.

Worcester trio Niall Annett, Sam Lewis and Ethan Waller were all making their farewell appearances – hooker Annett will join Bath this summer.

Worcester Warriors: 15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Gareth Simpson; 1 Rory Sutherland, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Kyle Hatherell, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 Ted Hill (C) 

Replacements: 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Tom Dodd, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Noah Heward, 23 Alex Hearle

Bath Rugby: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Will Muir, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Ben Spencer; 1 Beno Obano, 2 Tom Dunn, 3 Will Stuart, 4 Ewan Richards, 5 Charlie Ewels ©, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Valeriy Morozov, 18 Ma’afu Fia, 19 Mike Williams, 20 Miles Reid, 21 Max Green, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Gabriel Hamer-Webb


First half

The Warriors started with real grunt up front and after a number of phases and penalties, Kyle Hatherell burrowed in for the game’s opener.

Bath dominated at scrum time and had success in the maul too, which led to Muir coasting home for what would have been Bath’s first of the afternoon if not for a forward pass. 

The wing didn’t have to wait long before he crossed the whitewash legitimately. With the forwards providing the platform, Orlando Bailey’s lovely left-footed crosskick bounced nicely for Muir to dot down.

A second soon followed for the Horse. This time it was pure power from the left that saw him gallop across the line – his 10th try of the campaign and 17th for the club in total.

Fin Smith then kicked a penalty for Worcester before Jonathan Joseph’s cute pass sent Stuart over on smart line.

Second half

Worcester scored the first points of the second half through scrum-half Gareth Simpson following a field-length break.

Bailey nudged a penalty for Bath and the visitors earned a try bonus when Dunn snuck into the corner.

But the game turned on its head in the space of three minutes as Jamie Shillcock crossed twice for the hosts.

Ewan Richards had a try disallowed, an incident which saw Charlie Ewels sin binned, and thereafter Joe Batley and Shillcock completed the 43-27 scoreline.


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Match details

Sixways
Gallagher Premiership
4 June 2022
KO 15:00

Attendance: 7,173
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe
Half Time score: 10-19

Worcester:
Tries: Hatherell (3), Simpson (43), Shillcock (51, 54, 76), Batley (60)
Conversions: Smith (4, 44, 52, 56, 77)
Penalties: Smith (30)
Bath:
Tries: Muir (18, 22), Stuart (32), Dunn (48)
Conversions: Bailey (23, 33)
Penalties: Bailey (46)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Worcester and Bath.

4'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 5 - 0 Bath

Kyle Hatherell scores for Worcester.

5'

Conversion! Worcester 7 - 0 Bath

Fin Smith with a conversion for Worcester.

19'

Try for Bath! Worcester 7 - 5 Bath

Will Muir scores for Bath.

21'

Yellow Card!

Worcester lose Ted Hill for ten minutes.

23'

Try for Bath! Worcester 7 - 10 Bath

Will Muir scores for Bath.

24'

Conversion! Worcester 7 - 12 Bath

Orlando Bailey with a conversion for Bath.

31'

Penalty Goal! Worcester 10 - 12 Bath

Fin Smith kicks a penalty goal for Worcester.

33'

Try for Bath! Worcester 10 - 17 Bath

Will Stuart scores for Bath.

34'

Conversion! Worcester 10 - 19 Bath

Orlando Bailey with a conversion for Bath.

41'

HALF TIME

Match score: Worcester 10 - 19 Bath.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

44'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 15 - 19 Bath

Gareth Simpson scores for Worcester.

45'

Conversion! Worcester 17 - 19 Bath

Fin Smith with a conversion for Worcester.

47'

Penalty Goal! Worcester 17 - 22 Bath

Orlando Bailey kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

49'

Try for Bath! Worcester 17 - 27 Bath

Tom Dunn scores for Bath.

52'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 22 - 27 Bath

James Shillcock scores for Worcester.

53'

Conversion! Worcester 24 - 27 Bath

Fin Smith with a conversion for Worcester.

54'

Substitution

Miles Reid replaces Jaco Coetzee for Bath.

55'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 29 - 27 Bath

James Shillcock scores for Worcester.

57'

Conversion! Worcester 31 - 27 Bath

Fin Smith with a conversion for Worcester.

57'

Yellow Card!

Bath lose Charlie Ewels for ten minutes.

61'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 36 - 27 Bath

Joe Batley scores for Worcester.

63'

Substitution

Jacques du Toit replaces Tom Dunn for Bath.

63'

Substitution

Valery Morozov replaces Beno Obano for Bath.

63'

Substitution

Gabriel Hamer-Webb replaces Will Muir for Bath.

65'

Substitution

Alex Hearle replaces Francois Venter for Worcester.

65'

Substitution

Thomas Dodd replaces Samuel Lewis for Worcester.

65'

Substitution

Murray McCallum replaces Christian Judge for Worcester.

65'

Substitution

Ethan Waller replaces Rory Sutherland for Worcester.

68'

Substitution

Mike Williams replaces Ewan Richards for Bath.

70'

Substitution

Andrew Kitchener replaces Joe Batley for Worcester.

70'

Substitution

Will Chudley replaces Gareth Simpson for Worcester.

72'

Substitution

Ma'afu Fia replaces Will Stuart for Bath.

72'

Substitution

Isaac Miller replaces Niall Annett for Worcester.

77'

Try for Worcester! Worcester 41 - 27 Bath

James Shillcock scores for Worcester.

78'

Conversion! Worcester 43 - 27 Bath

Fin Smith with a conversion for Worcester.

78'

Substitution

Max Green replaces Ben Spencer for Bath.

80'

Substitution

Noah Heward replaces James Shillcock for Worcester.

81'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Worcester.

Final score: Worcester 43 - 27 Bath.