Gloucester 12-17 Bath: Mike Ford’s men edge out local rivals at Kingsholm

  • Two second-half tries gave Bath a narrow victory over local rivals Gloucester at Kingsholm
  • Three penalties from Greig Laidlaw put the Cherry and Whites 9-7 ahead at the break
  • Semesa Rokoduguni’s two tries then secured the win for the visitors
Bath became the first team in Aviva Premiership history to win at Kingsholm three years in a row after sealing a 17-12 victory against Gloucester.

Semesi Rokoduguni scored two tries for Bath, after Chris Cook had opened the scoring early in the first half for the visitors.

Four kicks from four attempts for Greg Laidlaw ensured Gloucester came away from the game with a losing bonus point, as they maintain their chase for a top-six finish.

More to follow.

Gloucester: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 David Halaifonua, 13 Bill Meakes, 12 Billy Twelvetrees, 11 Steve McColl, 10 James Hook, 9 Greig Laidlaw (cc), 8 Ross Moriarty 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Sione Kalamafoni, 5 Jeremy Thrush, 4 Tom Savage, 3 John Afoa, 2 Darren Dawidiuk, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Mariano Galarza, 20 Gareth Evans, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Mark Atkinson, 23 Henry Trinder

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

Date: Saturday, March 26
Venue: Kingsholm
Kick-off: 17:30 GMT
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant Referees: Gareth Copsey, Andrew Pearce
TMO: Geoffrey Warren

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