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Bath keep Premiership dream alive with stunning late comeback against Gloucester last night
By Rugby Onslaught

Bath keep Premiership dream alive with stunning late comeback against Gloucester last night

Bath managed to upset the odds last night as they fought back from seventeen points down to secure a bonus-point win over Gloucester to keep their Premiership hopes alive.

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The West Country side now move up to second in the table with 65 points just ahead of the chasing pack of Wasps, Bristol and Sale Sharks.

The fixture had been somewhat overshadowed by the blowing news that fans would not be able to return to rugby after the UK governments new coronarivurs restrictions were announced. Bath were set to allow 1000 fans in to watch last night’s match at The Rec but this could not go ahead in light of the recent announcement.

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The visitors started the game the stronger and raced into a 20-3 lead. This brilliant try for Chris Harris looked like it would be the difference after some great work from Lloyd Evans in the build-up.

Jake Polledri has been in outstanding form since the rugby restart and last night’s performances was no different as we see him here make another outstanding break in the lead up to Matt Banahan’s try in the corner for Gloucester.

It looked like it was all over as Gloucester built their commanding lead but some of Bath’s big names stood up including Sam Underhill and Joe Cokanasiga and the hosts launched a stunning comeback – first, with a try from Tom Dunn off of a rolling maul.

Dunn was then on the scoresheet again with another try on 66 minutes to make the scores 17-20. It was then lewis Boyce who sealed the stunning comeback with this try late on.

Bath weren’t done thee though. We see here as Joe Cokanasiga breaks away down the wing before giving it inside for Ben Spencer to score a vital bonus point try in the corner.

Spencer has been a revelation since making the move to Bath from Saracens with many fans tipping him to be the next regular England scrum-half.

Bath now move to second in the table with a game in hand over the chasing title contenders. They travel to Saracens next week in their final match of the regular Premiership season.

 

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