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Scarlets take the spoils in Round 5

Bath Rugby 17 v Scarlets 35

Bath Rugby came unstuck against an impressive Scarlets side who secured a 17-35 victory in Round 5 of the European Rugby Champions Cup at the Rec.

Scarlets took the lead inside 10 minutes with a superb counter-attack, finished off by Tadgh Beirn. Rhys Patchell created the move, as the visitors burst into the Bath half with a series of offloads. The ball then found its way to Beirn, who jinked his way through the defence to score. Dan Jones added the conversion. 0-7.

Bath got their first points on 22 minutes with a penalty, after coming inches from scoring of their own. Matt Banahan took the crash ball, but was halted just short of the line. However, the referee signalled for the penalty and showed a yellow card to John Barclay, who came in from the side. Freddie Burns, who came on for Rhys Priestland on the fourth minute, slotted the kick. 3-7.

There was little respite for the Bath defence though as Scarlets continued to pile on the pressure. The visitors quickly moved the ball through the hands from left to right, and Paul Asquith provided the finish in the corner. 3-12.

Seven minutes later, and the Pro 12 Champions had their third - scrum-half Gareth Davies fended off the challenges to release Hadleigh Parkes, who scored under the posts. Jones was on target with the conversion. 3-19.

The Welsh side were impressive throughout the opening 40 minutes, maintaining the pressure and not allowing Bath to get any foothold in the game, and Jones added another three points to extend the lead at the interval.

Half-time: Bath Rugby 3 – Scarlets 22.

10 minutes into the second-half, and despite some resilience from the home side, Scarlets orchestrated their bonus point try. Rhys Patchell opted for a grubber through the gap, and it landed in the arms of Scott Williams who dived over the whitewash in the corner. Jones was on target for the extra two. 3-29.

Bath crossed the line with just over 20 minutes to play, and it was a moment of brilliance from the men in black. They worked through the phases, drawing the defence. Burns spotted the space out wide and kicked into the corner, finding the soaring Matt Banahan, who managed to stay in field and touchdown for the try in the air, despite the best efforts of the Scarlets defence. Burns added the conversion. 10-29.

Jones added a further penalty 12 minutes from time, but the home side continued to press in the final quarter and it was Zach Mercer who profited. The back rower powered his way over from close range with six minutes remaining, and Burns was again successful with the conversion. 17-32.

Scarlets held out though, and with just a minute remaining, Jones added a long range penalty to secure an impressive victory for the Welsh side.

There is still hope for Bath to qualify for the knock-out stages, with all eyes now on the trip to Benetton next Saturday.

Final score: Bath Rugby 17 – Scarlets 35.

Match details

Recreation Ground
European Rugby Champions Cup
12 January 2018
KO 19:45

Attendance: 13,822
Referee: Jerome Garces
Half Time score: 3-22

Bath:
Tries: Banahan (57), Mercer (73)
Conversions: Burns (57, 73)
Penalties: Burns (21)
Scarlets:
Tries: Beirne (10), Asquith (24), Parkes (31), Williams (50)
Conversions: Jones (11, 32, 52)
Penalties: Jones (39, 68, 79)

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MATCH STARTS

Match underway between Bath and Scarlets.

4'

Substitution

Freddie Burns replaces Rhys Priestland for Bath.

11'

Try for Scarlets! Bath 0 - 5 Scarlets

Tadhg Beirne scores for Scarlets.

12'

Conversion! Bath 0 - 7 Scarlets

Dan Jones with a conversion for Scarlets.

22'

Yellow Card!

Scarlets lose John Barclay for ten minutes.

22'

Penalty Goal! Bath 3 - 7 Scarlets

Freddie Burns kicks a penalty goal for Bath.

25'

Try for Scarlets! Bath 3 - 12 Scarlets

Paul Asquith scores for Scarlets.

32'

Try for Scarlets! Bath 3 - 17 Scarlets

Hadleigh Parkes scores for Scarlets.

33'

Conversion! Bath 3 - 19 Scarlets

Dan Jones with a conversion for Scarlets.

40'

Penalty Goal! Bath 3 - 22 Scarlets

Dan Jones kicks a penalty goal for Scarlets.

42'

HALF TIME

Match score: Bath 3 - 22 Scarlets.

SECOND HALF STARTS

We’re underway again.

49'

Substitution

Max Lahiff replaces Henry Thomas for Bath.

51'

Try for Scarlets! Bath 3 - 27 Scarlets

Scott Williams scores for Scarlets.

53'

Conversion! Bath 3 - 29 Scarlets

Dan Jones with a conversion for Scarlets.

53'

Substitution

Kahn Fotuali'i replaces Chris Cook for Bath.

54'

Substitution

Werner Kruger replaces Samson Lee for Scarlets.

58'

Try for Bath! Bath 8 - 29 Scarlets

Matt Banahan scores for Bath.

58'

Conversion! Bath 10 - 29 Scarlets

Freddie Burns with a conversion for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Lucas Noguera Paz replaces David Bulbring for Bath.

60'

Substitution

Lewis Rawlins replaces David Bulbring for Scarlets.

60'

Substitution

James Phillips replaces Luke Charteris for Bath.

62'

Substitution

Aled Davies replaces Gareth Davies for Scarlets.

67'

Substitution

Josh Macleod replaces John Barclay for Scarlets.

67'

Substitution

Wyn Jones replaces Rob Evans for Scarlets.

67'

Substitution

Ryan Elias replaces Ken Owens for Scarlets.

67'

Substitution

Paul Grant replaces Elliott Stooke for Bath.

69'

Penalty Goal! Bath 10 - 32 Scarlets

Dan Jones kicks a penalty goal for Scarlets.

73'

Substitution

Will Boyde replaces James Davies for Scarlets.

73'

Substitution

Steffan Hughes replaces Paul Asquith for Scarlets.

74'

Try for Bath! Bath 15 - 32 Scarlets

Zach Mercer scores for Bath.

74'

Conversion! Bath 17 - 32 Scarlets

Freddie Burns with a conversion for Bath.

80'

Penalty Goal! Bath 17 - 35 Scarlets

Dan Jones kicks a penalty goal for Scarlets.

82'

FULL TIME! It’s a win for Scarlets.

Final score: Bath 17 - 35 Scarlets.

Bath Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Freddie Burns02107
Zach Mercer10005
Matt Banahan10005
Scarlets Player Scorecard
NameTriesConvPenDropPts
Dan Jones033015
Tadhg Beirne10005
Paul Asquith10005
Scott Williams10005
Hadleigh Parkes10005
Bath v Scarlets
P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
    PBeno
Obano
1Rob
Evans
P    
    HTom
Dunn
2Ken
Owens
H    
    PHenry
Thomas
3Samson
Lee
P    
    LElliott
Stooke
4Tadhg
Beirne
L1   
    LLuke
Charteris
5David
Bulbring
L    
    FLMatt
Garvey
6Aaron
Shingler
FL    
    FLSam
Underhill
7James
Davies
FL    
   18Zach
Mercer
8John
Barclay
8    
    SHChris
Cook
9Gareth
Davies
SH    
    FHRhys
Priestland
10Dan
Jones
FH 3 3
    WAled
Brew
11Paul
Asquith
W1   
    CBen
Tapuai
12Scott
Williams
C1   
    CJonathan
Joseph
13Hadleigh
Parkes
C1   
   1WMatt
Banahan
14Tom
Prydie
W    
    FBAnthony
Watson
15Leigh
Halfpenny
FB    
Replacements
    RMichael
Van Vuuren
16Ryan
Elias
RH    
    RLLucas
Noguera Paz
17Wyn
Jones
RP    
    RPMax
Lahiff
18Werner
Kruger
RP    
    RLJames
Phillips
19Lewis
Rawlins
RL    
    RLPaul
Grant
20Josh
Macleod
R8    
    RSHKahn
Fotuali'i
21Aled
Davies
RSH    
1 2 RFHFreddie
Burns
22Steffan
Hughes
RW    
    RJames
Wilson
23Will
Boyde
RFL