One of the oldest fixtures in Rugby took place at The Rec on a decent Sunday afternoon in Bath. The home team was chasing a 5th straight win in all competitions. Gloucester have a pitiful away record, but if you ever needed away day motivation it’s got to be a local derby.
Gloucester started well with a string of possession, but all well away from the Bath 22 until Henry Trinder exploiing space in the 5m channel to setup Heinz to score in the corner.
Bath got creative with Jonathan Joseph pulling apart the defence linking up with Watson and eventually Rokoduguni finishing off.
The second half sawohn Afoa pulling out a great offload out the backdoor to set up Heinz again.
With the score at 14-15 to Gloucester Rokuduguni scored again after Bath pressure to setup what looked like the win for Bath.
At 21-15 going into the last few minutes, Bath failed to kill off the game, giving away possession and conceding penalties which eventually Gloucester turned into real pressure. Ed Slater bundled over a drive which could possibly have gone either way in my opinion. That meant Owen Williams had to keep his nerve to finish Bath off with a 1 point win for the Gloucester to win on the road for the first time since March.
Great game of rugby especially the second half.