Sat 5 Dec 2020 | 10:34

Injuries mar Bath's win over Worcester

Injuries mar Bath's win over Worcester
Sat 5 Dec 2020 | 10:34
Injuries mar Bath's win over Worcester
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PREMIERSHIP, SATURDAY WRAP:  Bath overcame the early loss of two key players to pick up their first win of the Premiership season with a 33-17 demolition of Worcester at Sixways.

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After a home defeat to Newcastle and a thrashing at Exeter, Bath badly needed a win but when they lost Josh Matavesi and Rhys Priestland to injuries in the first quarter, their chances did not look promising.

However, aided by the Warriors’ profligacy, their impressive performance was rewarded with tries from Zach Mercer, Max Wright, Josh McNally, Elliott Stooke and Semesa Rokoduguni. Ben Spencer added four conversions.

Perry Humphreys and Nick David scored Worcester’s tries, with both converted by Billy Searle while Duncan Weir kicked a penalty.

In the other fixture, Champions Exeter Chiefs continued their unbeaten run in the Premiership with a 35-13 bonus-point victory over Leicester Tigers.

While Newcastle Falcons secured a 27-17 win over Wasps.

Leicester Tigers 13 Exeter Chiefs 35

The Scorers:

For Leicester Tigers
Try: Green
Con: Henry
Pens: Henry 2

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For Exeter Chiefs:
Tries: Yeandle, Kirsten, Whitten, Simmonds, Devoto
Cons: Simmonds 5

Yellow card: Harry Simmonds (Leicester Tigers, 59)

Teams: 

Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Guy Porter, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Harry Simmons, 10 Zack Henry, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Hanro Liebenberg, 5 Calum Green, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (captain), 1 Nephi Leatigaga
Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Tommy Reffell, 21 Jordan Taufua, 22 Ben White, 23 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla

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Exeter Chiefs: 15 Facundo Cordero, 14 Ian Whitten, 13 Tom Hendrickson, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Joe Simmonds, 9 Stu Townsend, 8 Sam Simmonds, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Don Armand, 4 Will Witty, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Jack Yeandle (captain), 1 Ben Moon
Replacements: 16 Jack Innard, 17 James Kenny, 18 Marcus Street, 19 Tom Price, 20 Richard Capstick, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Jack Walsh, 23 Josh Hodge

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
Assistant Referees: Hamish Smales & Jack Makepeace.
TMO: Keith Lewis.

Wasps 17 Newcastle Falcons 27

The Scorers:

For Wasps
Tries: Odogwu, West, Douglas
Con: Umaga

For Newcastle Falcons
Tries: Radwan, Fuser, Stevenson
Cons: Flood 3
Pens: Flood 2

Teams: 

Wasps: 15 Lima Sopoaga, 14 Zach Kibirige, 13 Paolo Odogwu, 12 Jimmy Gopperth, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Jacob Umaga, 9 Sam Wolstenholme, 8 Alfie Barbeary, 7 Thomas Young (captain), 6 Ben Morris, 5 James Gaskell, 4 Levi Douglas, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Gabriel Oghre, 17 Tom West, 18 Kieran Brookes, 19 Tim Cardall, 20 Tom Willis, 21 Will Porter, 22 Michael Le Bourgeois, 23 Matteo Minozzi

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Tom Penny, 14 Adam Radwan, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Toby Flood, 11 Ben Stevenson, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Michael Young (captain), 8 Gary Graham, 7 Connor Collett, 6 Sean Robinson, 5 Marco Fuser, 4 Greg Peterson, 3 Logovi’i Mulipola, 2 George McGuigan, 1 Trevor Davison
Replacements: 16 Jamie Blamire, 17 Adam Brocklebank, 18 Mark Tampin, 19 Darren Barry, 20 Josh Basham, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 George Wacokecoke

Referee: Andrew Jackson
Assistant Referees: John Meredith & Wayne Falla.
TMO: Graham Hughes

Worcester Warriors 17 Bath 33

The scorers:

For Worcester Warriors
Tries: Humphreys, David
Cons: Searle 2
Pen: Weir

For Bath
Tries: Mercer, Wright, Mcnally, Stooke, Rokoduguni
Cons: Spencer 4

Yellow cards: Anton Bresler (Worcester Warriors, 50), Josh Bayliss (Bath,76)

Teams: 

Worcester Warriors: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Cornell du Preez, 7 Tom Dodd, 6 Ted Hill (captain), 5 Andrew Kitchener, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Richard Palframan, 2 Niall Annett, 1 Ethan Waller
Replacements: 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Callum Black, 18 Conor Carey, 19 George Merrick, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck

Bath: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Cameron Redpath, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Ruaridh McConnochie, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Zach Mercer, 7 Josh Bayliss, 6 Mike Williams, 5 Elliott Stooke, 4 Josh McNally (captain), 3 Christian Judge, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Beno Obano
Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Ethan Staddon, 20 Miles Reid, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Max Wright, 23 Joe Cokanasiga

Referee: Tom Foley
Assistant Referees: Simon Harding & Simon McConnell.
TMO: Geoff Warren

Source: @PremRugby

PV: 9
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