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.

LINE UPS

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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