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Saracens 30 v 37 Bath Rugby

Frikkie Welsh was the star of the show weighing-in with two tries as the visitors scored four tries to collect a valuable bonus point. Mike Tindall and Andrew Higgins also scored tries.

Head Coach John Connolly said that he was pleased with the win. "I am extremely pleased that we have come away with a win and a bonus point, but I am not pleased with how we let Saracens back into the game. I guess that we sat back when we should have been pushing on."

Debutant Welsh said, "It was a dream first game. The Zurich Premiership is extremely tough, the physicality is tougher than the Currie Cup, but the pace of the game is about the same. I enjoyed every moment."

However there are fresh injury concerns as Andy Beattie left the field with a suspected torn calf muscle and winger Andrew Higgins sustained a suspected fractured jaw.

6 MINS: WELSH TRY, BARKLEY CON 0-7
12 MINS: VYVYAN TRY 5-7
16 MINS: KYDD TRY AND CON 12-7
21 MINS: MALONE PEN 12-10
24 MINS: KYDD PEN 15-10
32 MINS: HIGGINS TRY, MALONE CON 15-17
34 MINS: KYDD PEN 18-17
35 MINS: MALONE DG 18-20
39 MINS: MALONE PEN 18-23

HALF TIME

45 MINS: WELSH TRY, MALONE CON 18-30
61 MINS: TINDALL TRY, MALONE CONVERSION 18-37
67 MINS: JACKSON TRY 23-37
74 MINS: RAULUNI TRY, JACKSON CON 30-37

Saracens: 15 Robbie Kydd, 14 Richard Haughton, 13 Ben Johnston, 12 Dan Harris, 11 Tevita Vaikona, 10 Mark Barttholomeusz, 9 Moses Rauluni, 1 Kevin Yates, 2 Matt Cairns, 3 Ben Broster, 4 Kris Chesney, 5 Simon Raiwalui, 6 Taine Randell, 7 Dave Seymour, 8 Hugh Vyvyan (c).

Replacements: 16 Raphael Ibanez, 17 Nick Lloyd, 18 Ben Russell, 19 Ben Skirving, 20 Moragn Williams, 21 Glen Jackson, 22 Paul Bailey.

Bath Rugby: 15 Olly Barkley, 14 Andrew Higgins (rep Daniel), 13 Alex Crockett, 12 Mike Tindall, 11 Frikkie Welsh, 10 Chris Malone 2p, 2c, dg, 9 Martyn Wood (rep Walshe), 1 David Barnes, 2 Jonathan Humphreys (c) (rep Mears), 3 Duncan Bell, 4 Steve Borthwick, 5 Danny Grewcock (rep Fidler blood), 6 Andy Beattie (rep Scaysbrook), 7 Michael Lipman, 8 Zak Feaunati.

Replacements: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Christian Loader, 18 James Scaysbrook, 19 Rob Fidler, 20 Brendon Daniel, 21 Nick Walshe, 22 Spencer Davey.

Referee: Sean Davey
Attendance:3595

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