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Northampton 22 – 23 Bath Rugby: Video: Match Report

Northampton 22 - 23 Bath

Northampton vs Bath Rugby

Bath staged a stunning second-half fightback as they came from behind to edge out Northampton 22 – 23 Bath at Franklin’s Gardens. Two tries from number eight Zach Mercer saw Bath overturn a 16-point first-half deficit.

Highlights

Northampton (19) 22
Tries: James 2, Freeman

Cons: Francis 2

Pen: Francis

Bath (10) 23
Tries: Mercer 2

Cons: Priestland 2

Pens: Priestland 3

Line Up

Northampton: 

Freeman; Proctor, Hutchinson, Francis, Naiyaravoro; Furbank, James; Auterac, S Matavesi, Painter, Ribbans, Ratuniyarawa, Isiekwe, Ludlam (capt), Wood.

Replacements:

 Marshall, Waller, Hill, Moon, Coles, Taylor, Mallinder, Sleightholme.

Bath: 

T Schoeman; Rokodoguni, Joseph, J Matavesi, Muir; Priestland, Chudley; J Schoeman, Walker, Judge, Ellis, Stooke, Bayliss (capt), Reid, Mercer.

Replacements:

 Dunn, Bhatti, Thomas, Richards, Staddon, Spencer, Clark, McConnochie.

Time Line

28 Feb 2021

Match Starts!

Northampton Saints Vs Bath Rugby.

Try! Northampton 5 – 0 Bath

James

13 Mins
14 Mins

Missed Conversion!

Piers Francis

Try! Northampton 10 – 0 Bath

James

19 Mins
20 Mins

Conversion! Northampton 12 – 0 Bath

Piers Francis

Penalty! Northampton 12 – 3 Bath

Rhys Priestland

24 Mins
26 Mins

Try! Northampton 17 – 3 Bath

Tommy Freeman

Conversion! Northampton 19 – 3 Bath

Piers Francis

28 Mins
40 Mins

Try! Northampton 19 – 8 Bath

Zach Mercer

Conversion! Northampton 19 -10 Bath

Rhys Priestland

40 Mins
56 Mins

Penalty! Northampton 19 -13 Bath

Rhys Priestland

Penalty! Northampton 19 -16 Bath

Rhys Priestland

61 Mins
64 Mins

Penalty! Northampton 22 -16 Bath

Piers Francis

Try! Northampton 22 -21 Bath

Zach Mercer

67 Mins
68 Mins

Conversion! Northampton 22 -23 Bath

Rhys Priestland

Final Whistle!

Northampton 22 -23 Bath

80 Mins
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