PRI­EST­LAND PENALTY BAGS FIRST BATH WIN

Sunday Express - - SPORT - By Green, Mercer. Hughes.

Bath 18 Wasps 16 Tony Lew­ing

BATH sealed their first win in the com­pe­ti­tion, though both sides’ chances of pro­gress­ing have long since fallen by the way­side.

A 79th-minute penalty from Welsh fly-half Rhys Pri­est­land set­tled this fran­tic clash at The Rec after scrum-half Max Green and num­ber eight Zach Mercer had scored tries for Bath.

Pri­est­land added an­other penalty as well as a con­ver­sion.

Wasps scored their only one try through Nathan Hughes, but stayed in the con­test as Lima Sopoaga kicked two penal­ties and a con­ver­sion, with Rob Miller also scor­ing from the tee.

Sopoaga was shown a yel­low card for a no-arms block on Jack­son Wil­li­son and a fre­netic fi­nal 10 min­utes brought the crowd of 13,307 to their feet.

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