Match Preview | Wasps | Gallagher Premiership R6

7 January 2021

Bath Rugby host Wasps in Round 6 of the Gallagher Premiership on Friday evening, as the Blue Black and White look to put things right after defeat to Leicester last time out (kick-off 19:45, live on BT Sport 2). 

Bath Rugby’s only victory (excluding the unplayed match against London Irish) in their last six Premiership matches was 33-17 at Worcester in Round 3. Bath have lost their last two matches at the Recreation Ground, 12-19 to Newcastle in Gallagher Premiership Rugby and 19-23 to Scarlets in the European Champions Cup.

Wasps have won their last four matches in all tournaments since their 17-27 reversal at home to Newcastle in Round 3 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby. Wasps have lost just once on the road in any tournament since February: 24-40 at Gloucester on 28 November.

Wasps completed a Premiership Rugby season double over Bath in 2019/20, something they hadn’t achieved since 2017. Wasps have been victorious on five of their last seven appearances to the Rec in all competitions.


MATCH DETAILS

Date: 08 January 2021

Kick-off: 19:45


Competition: Gallagher Premiership R6


Where: The Rec

Referee: Matt Carley

Assistants: Greg Macdonald & Gareth Holsgrove

TMO: Tom Foley

Citing Officer: James Hall

Media Coverage: BT Sport 2, BBC Radio Bristol



WASPS CURRENT FORM

(LWWWW)

Wasps 34-5 Exeter Chiefs | Gallagher Premiership

Sale Sharks 23-26 Wasps| Gallagher Premiership

Wasps 33-14 Montpellier | Heineken Champions Cup 

Dragons 8-24 Wasps | Heineken Champions Cup

Wasps 17-27 Newcastle Falcons | Gallagher Premiership


LAST TIME OUT

Injury-stricken Wasps edged to a thrilling win at Bath to leapfrog their hosts into fourth in the Premiership.

Ruaridh McConnochie's try after 90 seconds helped Bath to a 13-0 lead after 10 minutes, but Jacob Umaga's try helped see Wasps level at the break.

However the game took a turn and with both side's hookers being taken off injured, the match went to uncontested scrums.

Josh West's try put the visitors ahead for the first time during the second-half, and Jack Walker's score put Bath back in front before a late penalty try sealed Wasps' victory.

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