32-9

Commentary

  • FT

  • 80

    Bath play on looking for the bonus point but find themselves in touch with some good defence from Saints to end the game.

  • 80

    Saints attacking hard here but knock on and Bath will have the scrum with the last play.

  • 78

    Bath attack from the restart and whip it from wing to wing to try to open up some space. They lose the ball into touch though and Saints will have the lineout on halfway.

  • 77

    Lewis...

    ... sends the conversion wide.

    32 - 9
  • 76

    Try Bath.

    Gibson gets us to disrupt the lineout but Bath keep possession and are pushing in Saints' 22. Lewis breaks again and this time gets the offload away to Batty.

    32 - 9
  • 75

    Free kick Saints at the scrum as Bath push early and Harrison steams off the back of it. Stephenson breaks and Saints are attacking in Bath's half again. Groom chips over the top but Bath collect and clear before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Lewis sends to touch for a lineout on Saints' 22.

  • 74

    Wood and Pisi make way for Nutley and Tuitavake.

  • 74

    Lewis breaks and only has to offload for the score but he goes into contact and knocks on. Saints have the scrum.

  • 73

    Bath come off the scrum quickly and are getting close again.

  • 72

    A pair of knock ons, one for each side, sees Bath with the scrum ten metres out.

  • 71

    Saints go short with the restart but Bath just get there. They clear themselves and get up to re-collect it before coming wide to Brew. Saints work hard in defence to hold them on the 22 for a time but Wilson and Brew team up out wide. Bath are close here...

  • 69

    Burns...

    ... sends the conversion wide.

    27 - 9
  • 68

    Try Bath

    Bath come wide quickly with an advantage coming. They whip it back the other way and Auterac is over.

    27 - 9
  • 66

    Bath look dangerous in attack and get close to another score but Tuala collects and sends dead. Bath have the scrum ten metres out and then a penalty there. They chose to scrum again.

  • 65

    Haywood is replaced by Marshall as we set for the scrum.

  • 65

    Mallinder looks dangerous and hits the line at speed but his offload is lost forwards. Scrum Bath.

  • 64

    Dunn leaves for a HIA and the home side replace him with Batty.

  • 64

    Penalty Saints at the breakdown. Brilliant defence from Saints there. Mallinder kicks to touch. Lineout Saints back up near halfway.

  • 63

    Bath go for the maul from the lineout but when that gets nowhere they come wide. Wilson slips through and gets into the 22 before he's taken down. Brew makes more ground and Saints are working hard to keep them out.

  • 62

    Penalty Bath at the scrum. They go for touch and have the lineout inside Saints' half.

  • 60

    Ribbans replaces Day as we set this scrum.

  • 60

    Saints are making progress but a knock on earns Bath the scrum.

  • 60

    Bath box the restart and Tuala is there. He quickly gets the ball away to Harrison and Saints are having to work hard here for their yards but they're coming. Mallinder sends the ball high and Bath play on. Eventually they box and Mallinder goes for a run. Saints are back up to halfway.

  • 58

    Burns...

    ... sends his kick through.

    22 - 9
  • 58

    A quartet of changes for Saints. Ma'afu and Brookes make way for van Wyk and Ford-Robinson while Groom and Mallinder replace Reinach and Francis.

  • 57

    Penalty Bath at the breakdown and after a few handbags choose to go for the posts.

  • 56

    Bath clear well and Saints have the lineout but are just metres from their own line. They go long and Ratuniyarawa is there. They clear and Bath will have a lineout on the 22.

  • 54

    More changes for the home team. Auterac and Cook replace Noguera and Fotuali'i.

  • 54

    Knock on from Saints at the restart and Bath will have the scrum.

  • 53

    Francis...

    ... sends the kick over from in front of the posts.

    19 - 9
  • 52

    Saints have made it up to the 22 and are pushing hard now. Eventually they earn a penalty and Francis points to the posts.

  • 51

    Bath clear the restart and Saints will have the lineout just outside the home 22.

  • 51

    Bath make some changes. Thomas replaces Lahiff in the front row, while Banahan is replaced by Atkins in the backs.

  • 50

    Burns...

    ... sends the simple kick through.

    19 - 6
  • 50

    Bath come quickly off the lineout and have worked their way into Saints' 22. Saints are defending strongly and when the home side do get over, they managed to hold the ball up. We come back for a penalty in the build up though. Burns points for the posts.

  • 48

    Penalty Bath at the breakdown and Burns sends to touch. Lineout Bath just outside Saints' 22.

  • 47

    Solid scrum from both sides but Bath choose to use it ball quickly. They send it wide before chipping through but Foden is there to dot down. 22 drop for Saints then.

  • 45

    Bath steal the lineout and come wide quickly. Wilson is taken down by Pisi though and Saints regain their composure on halfway to force the box. Tuala is there and does well to gain a few yards. Reinach boxes and Wilson is there. Bath clear themselves but Pisi just knocks on. Scrum Bath on Saints' 22.

  • 43

    scrappy at the lineout from Saints and Bath have the ball. Fotuali'i clears and Saints will have the lineout but back up at halfway.

  • 42

    Penalty Saints at the scrum. Francis sends it deep into touch for a Saints lineout inside Bath's 22.

  • 41

    Fotuai'i clears from the restart and Tuala is there. He's held up but Saints earn the put-in at the scrum on halfway.

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  • HT

  • 40

    Burns...

    ... lands the touchline conversion.

    16 - 6
  • 40

    Try Bath

    Bananhan is over in the corner despite scrambled efforts from Foden.

    14 - 6
  • 40

    Saints attack well from the scrum and are slowly making progress in Bath's line but a pass goes stray and Tapuai and Banana are there with space ahead of them...

  • 79

    Saints send the ball high off the lineout and Bath knock on. Scrum Saints just inside Bath's 22.

  • 38

    Bath clear the restart and after some scrappy handling it goes into touch. Lineout Saints just inside their own half.

  • 37

    Burns...

    ... sends the kick through to put Bath ahead for the first time.

    9 - 6
  • 36

    Penalty Bath at the lineout and Burns points for the posts.

  • 35

    Wilson clears from the lineout and though Saints compete well Bath earn a penalty at the breakdown. Burns clears to touch. Lineout Bath just outside the Saints' 22.

  • 34

    Knock on Saints at the lineout though and Bath have the scrum.

  • 33

    Bath clear from the lineout but Saints will have the throw in just outside the home 22.

  • 32

    Bath collect the restart well and box it clear. Tuala is there but it swallowed up in Bath defenders quickly. Saints attacking well here though and Horne takes it over halfway. Harrison carries well before Saints come wide the other way. Good stuff from Saints. Day steps well but is pushed into touch. Lineout Bath within their own 22.

  • 30

    Burns...

    ... sends his kick through to level things.

    6 - 6
  • 30

    Bath are attacking hard here and have made it back into Saints' 22. An advantage is coming and eventually we come back for it. Burns points to the posts.

  • 28

    Ratuniyarawa collects a loose ball and Saints look to attack but Francis' kick finds Bath hands. Wilson clears but Tuala is there and eventually the Saints full back gets the ball off the pitch. Lineout Bath on halfway.

  • 27

    Fotuali'i boxes from the restart and Foden is there. Saints are back in attack on halfway. Stephenson and Wood team up well to get Saints back on the front foot after some good Bath defence but Saints knock on at the next breakdown. Scrum Bath just inside Saints' half.

  • 25

    Burns...

    ... sends the kick through.

    3 - 6
  • 24

    Bath making slow progress here as Saints defend strongly. But a penalty comes for Bath and Burns will kick it.

  • 22

    Bath are attacking within Saints' 22 and Saints are having to work hard to keep them there. Bath knock on and Saints play on eventually clear. Lineout Bath outside Saints' 22.

  • 20

    Saints maul from the lineout and though Bath turn over and clear Saints are back in attack on halfway. Francis sends the ball high but Banahan is there and Bath are awarded a penalty as Saints are offside. Burns sends the ball to touch. Lineout Bath in Saints' 22.

  • 18

    Day gets up for the lineout and Reinach boxes. Bath knock on and are then offside. Penalty Saints and Francis sends it to touch. Lineout Saints back within Bath's 22.

  • 17

    Francis...

    ... sends the kick through from in front of the posts to double Saints' tally.

    0 - 6
  • 16

    Saints work hard and are well in the home 22 pushing hard. Referee Tom Foley was playing advantage and eventually we come back for it. Francis points to the posts.

  • 15

    Penalty Saints at the scrum and Francis sends to touch. Lineout Saints just outside Bath's 22.

  • 13

    Bath use the ball quickly off the scrum but Saints defend well and hold them on the 22. Bath are battling hard and eventually Dunn breaks but Fotuali'i boxes. Foden is there but the home side turn over. They look dangerous but a knock on sees Saints with the scrum.

  • 11

    Saints attack well as Bath clear from the stolen lineout. Tuala runs back at the home team but his pass to Foden goes forwards. Scrum Bath on their own 22.

  • 10

    Saints come hard off the lineout and carry well back up to the halfway line. Saints are pressurising well and earn a penalty. Francis opts for the corner with this one. Lineout Saints within Bath's 22.

  • 9

    Scrum Saints from the lineout as Bath's throw isn't straight but the home side earn a free kick there and kick to touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

  • 8

    Saints take the lineout well and Francis spots space in behind and sends a grubber through. Lineout Bath but back within their own 22.

  • 7

    Penalty Saints at the breakdown there and Francis kicks to touch. Lineout Saints within Bath's half.

  • 6

    Reinach boxes the restart and after a scrappy period, Bath take it. Saints are working hard in defence though and Bath are making very slow progress. They opt to kick and Pisi is there.

  • 5

    Francis...

    ... sends his kick through to get Saints off the mark!

    0 - 3
  • 4

    Saints maul from the lineout and earn a penalty. Francis points for the posts.

  • 3

    Bath clear and Foden is there, he races into contact before letting the forwards take over. Francis kicks and Saints regather. Another chip from Reinach is taken by Bath and though they clear to touch, Saints take it quickly. Eventually Saints earn the penalty and Francis sends the ball into touch. Lineout Saints well within Bath's 22.

  • 1

    Saints start well and clear the kick-off back up to halfway. Bath play on and whip it wide quickly but good defence from Saints holds them on the halfway line.

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