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Bath Rugby came back from 21-0 down to draw 31-31 with Glouces­ter at the Rec. Two tries from Tom Dunn and scores from Semesa Roko­duguni and El­liott Stooke meant the hosts came out of the Premier­ship clash with three league points. In­spired by Danny Cipri­ani, the Cherry and Whites did too once Matt Bana­han scored a 78th minute try against his for­mer club. Here’s how we rated the Bath play­ers out of ten... 7 Nathan Catt Solid at scrum time and busy in the loose. Getting fit­ter by the week. 7 Tom Dunn Car­ried hard and chipped in with two cru­cial, sec­ond-half tries. How­ever, he could have been bet­ter de­fen­sively. 7 Henry Thomas The prop put in some de­cent hits and car­ried solidly. 6 Dave Attwood Big car­ries from the lock again, but in­dis­ci­pline caused a first-half penalty to be re­versed, which ul­ti­mately led to a Glouces­ter try. Attwood also missed five tack­les, which he won’t be happy with. 5 Matt Gar­vey Gave a penalty away and knocked on be­fore leav­ing the field with an early in­jury. 7 Zach Mercer Full of en­ergy and made 17 car­ries. Turned the ball over a cou­ple of times, which will have dis­ap­pointed him. 8 Sam Un­der­hill Prob­a­bly his best game in a Bath shirt. Hard hits, turnovers and an in­flu­en­tial pres­ence in the come­back. 6 Taulupe Fale­tau For his high stan­dards, it was a very quiet game from the num­ber eight. Did have a cou­ple of nifty off­loads but botched the scrum af­ter Sharples went off. 7 Max Green A good first Premierhship start in a high-pres­sure game. Great kick to Roko­duguni. Needs to add a run­ning threat, which could come with more con­fi­dence and ex­pe­ri­ence. 7 Fred­die Burns De­cent wide pass­ing and kicked all his goals. Kick­ing from hand had mixed re­sults. 7 Joe Cokanasiga Had sev­eral, tough chances to score but couldn’t quite take them. The big hit and turnover on Sharples was his high­light. 6 Jamie Roberts Didn’t have a great im­pact in at­tack. Missed the first-up tackle on Wood­ward, but most peo­ple would. 6 Jack­son Wil­li­son Had some good off­loads but missed four tack­les when de­fence was Bath’s weak­ness. 8 Semesa Roko­duguni Sharp, dan­ger­ous and look­ing for work. His aerial skills were su­perb. It usu­ally takes a few games for the winger to get up to speed af­ter in­jury, but he’s getting there. 6 Tom Homer Un­like at Bristol, no real dra­mas but a quiet game from the full-back. Re­place­ments - Jac­ques van Rooyen 6, El­liott Stooke 7, An­thony Perenise 6, Tom El­lis 6, Chris Cook 6, Rhys Pri­est­land 6

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