61-1979 minsJohn EvelyGreat breakBath fly half George Worboys shows his speed, putting his foot down on the pedal to quickly eat up 50m of turf before Jac Lloyd comes across to make a try saving tackle. 61-1978 minsJohn EvelyBristol pushing for a ninthBristol work the ball wide again following some brilliant footwork from Niyi Adeolokun. But the pass out to the opposite wing is forward so we come back for a scrum near halfway.
Orlando Bailey adds the extras40-19. 50 minsJohn EvelyGood turnoverBristol are full of errors so far in this second half. Richard de Carpentier takes advantage as the Bears fail to put enough men in the ruck and wins a penalty for his side near halfway for not releasing. Orlando Bailey kicks long for touch. 40-1247 minsJohn EvelyTRY - BathJoe Simpson is over in the corner. That is more like it from the electric scrum half. Tom Prydie escapes down the right wing and links up with Simpson, he rounds the final defender and just beats the covering tackle to score in the corner. Orlando Bailey misses the conversion. 40-1245 minsJohn EvelyPoor passEd Holmes, who was a standout performer in the first half, makes a second error in quick succession, this time throwing a pass to no one that hit the turf and is picked up by Will Butt.
Live Stream | Bath RugbyBATH UNITED 15. Semesa Rokoduguni, 14. Gabe Goss, 13. Max Wright 12. Max Ojomoh, 11. Gabriel Hamer-Webb, 10. George Worboys, 9. Ollie Fox; 1. Jamie Bhatti, 2. John Stewart, 3. Kieran Verden, 4. Will Spencer, 5. Ewan Richards, 6. Tom Ellis ©, 7. Ethan Staddon, 8. Nahum Merigan REPLACEMENTS 16. Jasper Spandler, 17. Arthur Cordwell, 18. Zak Giannini, 19. Jordan Martin, 20. Xavier Hastings, 21. Tom Carr-Smith, 22. Frankie Read, 23.
Darren Atkins puts a clever kick through and races to try and regather but Rich Lane beats him to the ball and Bristol take off from the edge of their 22 through Mitch Eadie. The number eight gets over halfway but fails to get the pass away to Theo Strang on his outside. That has to go down as a chance wasted. 54-1968 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsWhat a finish. Mitch Eadie caps a fine performance with a powerful 30m run down the wing following a beautiful flat pass from Tiff Eden, holding off the tackle of George Worboys to finish in the corner.
Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby LIVE updates from Ashton GateIt's game day. Bristol Bears face Bath Rugby on Friday night at Ashton Gate in the Premiership Rugby Cup. Bristol come into the match following back-to-back defeats in the Gallagher Premiership, going down 38-29 to Harlequins on Sunday having lost 29-27 to Bath at the Rec a week before after losing Siva Naulago to an early red card. The Blue, Black and White looked to have turned a corner and come into the match following a break weekend. The game kicks off at 7. 45pm on Friday night. Follow all the build-up to the Premiership Rugby Cup game, live play-by-play action, reaction, highlights, interviews, analysis and stats from Ashton Gate with regular updates below......
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For more exclusive rugby content and transfer rumours and gossip, sign up to South West rugby writer John Evely's Rugby Week newsletter right here. 22:37John EvelyReaction from Bath Rugby scrum coach Mark Lilley22:37John EvelyReaction from Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam22:36KEY EVENTMATCH REPORT - Bristol Bears score record points haul in cup win against Bath RugbyBristol Bears swept aside Bath Rugby in their Premiership Rugby Cup clash 61-19 at Ashton Gate on Friday night in a ruthless attacking display that left the visitor’s defence struggling to keep up.
Alex Nisbett, 24. Ethan Morgan, 25. Alex Burrage, 26. Hugo Flinn, 27. Mackenzie Graham HARLEQUINS A 15. Conor Slevin, 14. Nathan Earle, 13. Lennox Anyanwu, 12. Paul Lasike, 11. Michele Campagnaro, 10. Brett Herron, 9. Lewis Gjaltema; 1. Santiago Garcia Botta, 2. George Head, 3. Mak Wilson, 4. Tevita Cavubati, 5. Glen Young, 6. George Hammond, 7. Will Trenholm, 8.
Piers O'Conor and Dan Thomas were both serious contenders for me with centre O'Conor the man to really make the difference. 21:36John EvelyStay tunedFull reaction to follow21:36KEY EVENTFULL TIME - Bristol Bears 61 Bath Rugby 19I need to look for my record book as we are in that territory. Bristol Bears beat Bath very comfortably, nine tries to three. 61-1980 minsJohn EvelyTry butcheredBath fly-half George Worboys puts in a really clever hook kick over the Bears defence that bounces inside the Bristol 22, Max Ojomoh wins the race for the ball but can't hold on, knocking on over the line under pressure.
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40-1957 minsJohn EvelyA comedy of errorsBristol are falling apart here. Tiff Eden takes a good option of trying to kick through to relieve the pressure and look for territory but he has smashed the ball into the back of his skipper John Hawkins who is accidentally offside. Scrum to Bath 40m out from the hosts' tryline. 40-1953 minsJohn EvelyTRY - BathDid he drop it? There is no TMO and the referee thinks not so the score is given. Tom Prydie is over in the corner after taking a long pass. Try number three for Bath.
61-1975 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsPiers O'Conor is away for another 70m score. The Bears have been outstanding on the counter. The ball is ripped in the tackle as Bath attack and Dan Thomas puts in a clever inside ball to O'Conor and he is away. Tiff Eden adds the extras from right in front of the sticks. 61-1971 minsJohn EvelyChance blownBath put together 15 phases of attack but it is all in front of the Bears' defence.
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Eden converts from the left touchline. 54-1966 minsJohn EvelyClose but no cigarBristol cut through the Bath defence again as replacement Macennzie Duncan takes a short pass and powers through, dragging a Bath defender holding onto his jersey behind him. But at the next breakdown the ball is turned over. Chance gone. But Jac Lloyd is now on at fly half for the Bears for his senior debut.
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Saracens Vs Bath Rugby at StoneX Stadium 5th Feb 2022England squad update ahead of Ireland clash 8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby Eddie Jones has named a 36-player England squad ahead of this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland. Jones’ side will take on Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 12 March... Home sides dominate in Round 19 of the Premiership Round 19 was one for the home sides as not a single visiting team managed to take home the spoils.
47-1963 minsJohn EvelyBack under pressureBristol look to clear their lines off the restart but the clearance kick is charged down. In a state of panic the hosts concede a penalty and George Worboys, who has just replaced Orlando Bailey, kicks to the corner. But Bristol come up with a lineout steal and can clear their lines. 47-1960 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsPiers O'Conor rights the ship for Bristol as he backs his pace on the outside and takes off. Dan Thomas plays a key link role to key the attack alive and 10 phases later George Kloska crashes over near the base of the posts. Tiff Eden adds the extras to Bristol's seventh try of the game. 47-1958 minsJohn EvelyA Bears debutantHarry Rowson is on for Matthew Jones on the wing for Bristol for his senior debut.
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The hosts ran nine past the Blue, Black and White, scoring the most points over their derby rivals in the 250th meeting between the two clubs. Bath scored three tries of their own, but it simply was not enough to overcome their lacklustre first half defensive performance. Get the full storyMitch Eadie of Bristol Bears scores a try 22:13John EvelyMatch action Joe Simpson of Bath Rugby goes over to score his side's second try (Photo by H