Bath 18-24 Wasps: Dai Young's men make it five in a row with away win at Bath - Ruck

Bath 18-24 Wasps: Dai Young’s men make it five in a row with away win at Bath

  • Wasps overcome Bath 24-18 to record a fifth successive Premiership win 
  • Winger Frank Halai scored tries in either half while prop Simon McIntryre made the points all but safe with a score just after the hour
  • Bath rallied late with second-half tries from Tom Homer and Amanaki Mafi to secure a losing bonus point.
  • But Wasps moved back up to third courtesy of penalties from Elliot Daly, Ruaridh Jackson and Jimmy Gopperth
Wasps secured a three-try victory over Bath at the Recreation Ground, as they continue to press for a top four spot this season.

A dominant performance from Wasps was backed up by two tries from Frank Halai and another from Simon McIntyre.

A last minute try from Amanaki Mafi secured a losing bonus point for the hosts, with Tom Homer also touching down earlier on in the half.

Bath: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Chris Cook, 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Francois Louw (c), 6 Leroy Houston, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Max Lahiff
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Beno Obano, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Matt Garvey, 20 Guy Mercer, 21 Jonathan Evans, 22 Jeff Williams, 23 Max Clark

Wasps: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Christian Wade, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Frank Halai, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 George Smith (c), 6 Thomas Young, 5 Kearnan Myall, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2 Ashley Johnson, 1 Simon McIntyre
Replacements: 16 Carlo Festuccia, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 Lorenzo Cittadini, 19 James Cannon, 20 Alex Rieder, 21 Jamie Stevenson, 22 Jimmy Gopperth, 23 Rob Miller

Date: Saturday, February 20
Venue: Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 15:15 GMT
Referee: Thomas Foley
Assistant Referees: Greg Macdonald, Nigel Carrick
TMO: Graham Hughes