PLAYER RAT­INGS

Bath Chronicle - - SPORT -

6 Nathan Catt Was part of the dom­i­nant scrum in the first half but was loose in de­fence; miss­ing four tack­les on the night.

6 Jack Walker De­cent throw­ing in to the li­ne­out early on, which set up some dan­ger­ous mauls.

7 Henry Thomas Ran into plenty of brick walls and was part of a dom­i­nant scrum. Un­for­tu­nately, he didn’t have many me­tres – only eight – to show for his 16 car­ries but never stopped mak­ing him­self avail­able. Will be ach­ing to­mor­row.

5 Char­lie Ewels Took some good first-half li­ne­outs but strug­gled to make an im­pact else­where.

5 El­liott Stooke Quiet by his re­cent high stan­dards. Only car­ried the ball three times all game but did make all ten of his tack­les.

6 Fran­cois Louw Snaf­fled an im­por­tant turnover penalty in the first half and de­fended well. Given Sale had such lit­tle ball he didn’t have that many jackal op­por­tu­ni­ties.

5 Sam Un­der­hill Missed seven tack­les ac­cord­ing to the post­match stats, in­clud­ing the Sale try, which is very high com­pared to his in­ter­na­tion­als stan­dards.

5 Zach Mercer Not the game for Zach. Only sin­gle fig­ures in terms of me­tres made, which is rare for him. Looked ham­pered by a strapped up knee though, and left the field rel­a­tively early in the se­cond half.

4 Kahn Fo­tu­ali’i Looked slow at the break­down, threw a poor pass when Bath were camped on the Sale line and his box-kick­ing was in­con­sis­tent.

6 Fred­die Burns Had one very nice kick to the cor­ner, but should have used his boot to greater ef­fect in the wet. Ended up try­ing his chip and chase in des­per­a­tion as Bath needed a score late on. Missed his only shot at goal and a penalty to touch.

6 Joe Cokanasiga Rarely got the ball so had to come off his wing to look for it, which paid off late on when Cooper Vuna made the break and kicked on for him to score. Also saved a try.

6 Max Wright Made a good turnover af­ter tack­ling james O’con­nor. A quiet one in at­tack.

6 Jackson Wil­li­son Put in a lovely cross­field kick for Cokanasiga in the first half. Hit hard but missed two out of five tack­les.

6 Semesa Roko­duguni Usu­ally got the ball in heavy traf­fic but still eked out 68m on the counter. Con­ceded a cou­ple of turnovers.

7 Ruar­idh Mc­connochie Equipped him­self well in his first start at full-back in tricky con­di­tions. Used his foot­work to get him­self out of trou­ble and was solid on the high ball. His kick­ing from hand needs a bit of work.

Re­place­ments: Ross Batty 5, Jac­ques van Rooyen 6, Max Lahiff 6, Matt Gar­vey 6, Tom El­lis 6, Will Chud­ley 6, Cooper Vuna 7, James Wil­son 7.

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