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Eng­land wing Joe Cokanasiga struck late to se­cure an un­likely 7-7 draw for Bath, just when it seemed Pre­mier­ship bot­tom club Sale would leave a rain-sod­den Rec with a priceless vic­tory.

Re­place­ment fly-half James Wil­son, signed up as in­jury cover only this week, con­verted to claim two points for Bath. Sale’s re­ward was to leapfrog New­cas­tle into 11th position in the ta­ble.

Af­ter a turgid, score­less first half, the game sprung to life af­ter 49 min­utes when Sale No.8 Jean-luc du Preez plunged over for a try, con­verted by elder brother Rob.

Bath’s stum­bling over the first three months of the season has left them short of con­fi­dence. As if des­per­ate to cut down on mis­takes, the home side played slowly and cau­tio­suly, with a suc­ces­sion of box kicks on the wet pitch.

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