AN­THONY AT THE DOU­BLE

Sunday Express - - Front Page - By John Matthews

ENG­LAND star An­thony Wat­son scored two late tries as came from be­hind to beat play-off ri­vals

at Twick­en­ham. Wat­son (be­low) struck in the 68th and 71st min­utes as Bath over­turned an early 12-point deficit to tri­umph 27-21 and move level on points with fourth-placed Tigers.

Wat­son’s Eng­land team-mate Jonathan Joseph also touched down, while Le­ices­ter-bound Eng­land num­ber 10 Ge­orge Ford added two penal­ties and three con­ver­sions.

Early tries by flanker Bren­don O’Con­nor and full-back Telusa Veainu had put Le­ices­ter in charge, but they lost their way dur­ing the fi­nal quar­ter. Mako Vu­nipola’s early depar­ture gave the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions an in­jury scare as over­came

40-19 at Wem­b­ley. Vu­nipola lasted only four min­utes into the sec­ond half be­fore limp­ing off, which will con­cern Lions head coach War­ren Gat­land ahead of the squad an­nounce­ment for New Zealand on April 19.

Sara­cens made light work of their Lon­don ri­vals in a clash played out be­fore 71,324, pow­er­ing ahead with first-half tries from Chris Ash­ton and Schalk Brits.

Owen Far­rell (be­low) kept the score­board tick­ing over with a 20-point haul – four penal­ties and four con­ver­sions – be­fore Michael Rhodes and Alex Goode crossed in the fi­nal 10 min­utes to reg­is­ter the bonus point. Quins’ Nick Evans bagged four penal­ties and James Hor­will scored their sole try, con­verted by Tim Swiel.

Thomas Wal­drom scored a sec­ond-half brace to en­sure a Premier­ship play-off spot with a dra­matic 38-34 vic­tory over bot­tom side

Le­ices­ter Bris­tol. Bath Sara­cens Ex­eter

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