Gloucester 6-15 Bath: Visitors claim claim the West Country bragging rights!

Gloucester 6-15 Bath: Visitors claim claim the West Country bragging rights!

  • Bath came from behind in the West-country derby to condemn Gloucester to defeat
  • The Cherry and Whites led 3-0 after an uninspiring opening 40
  • Tries from Anthony Watson and Matt Banahan secured Bath’s win
Second-half tries from Anthony Watson and Matt Banahan helped Bath secure a 15-6 win over rivals Gloucester at Kingsholm.

With one win from their last five, Gloucester came into this against a Bath side who have started the season strongly despite defeat last week.

Gloucester did finally open the scoring on 31 minutes through a penalty from James Hook, which is how it stayed heading into half-time.

George Ford was able to draw Bath level after the break with a drop-goal, before Greig Laidlaw reestablished the hosts narrow three-point lead from the tee.

But Anthony Watson finished well to give the visitors the lead for the first time before Matt Banahan’s try sealed the crucial victory.


Gloucester: 15 James Hook, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Billy Twelvetrees, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Jacob Rowan, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Tom Savage, 3 John Afoa, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Darren Dawidiuk, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Matt Scott, 23 David Halaifonua
Bath: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Aled Brew, 12 Matt Banahan, 11 Anthony Watson, 10 George Ford (cc), 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Leroy Houston, 7 Tom Ellis, 6 Matt Garvey (cc), 5 Elliott Stooke, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 Henry Thomas, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Nathan Catt
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Kane Palma-Newport, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Zach Mercer, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Rory Jennings, 23 Jeff Williams


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