Premiership Rugby: The Clash: Bath Rugby 19-34 Leicester Tigers. The stage was set, it was due to be a showcase of world-class rugby between two of English Rugby's most ancient rivals. Bath moved the game to Twickenham from their home ground to make it even more of a spectacle and to attract more fans. The attendance was over 50,000, the majority of those being Bath fans which are over three times the number of people who can fit inside Bath's home stadium The Recreation Ground.

The game

The early exchanges of the game involved points scored only by penalties scored by Bath's Welshman Rhys Priestland and Ex Bath player Ford for Leicester.

The start of the game was also very controversial as Bath had 2 players sin-binned, and had to play with just 13 men. Leicester capitalised on this and scored the first try of the game through Adam Thompstone who scored next to the touchline in the right corner, which was to be converted by Ford to tilt the score 10-6 in Leicester's favour. Bath soon reminded us of their qualities and scored a try of their own, a pushover try touched down by Tom Dunn. The halftime score was 13-10 to Bath.

Second half

The second half was to be a different tale with a dominant display shown by the Leicester Tigers. The flanker Kalamofoni bullied his way over the line to score Tiger's second try of the game and moments later he would score again. Despite being reduced temporarily to 14 men, Leicester scored once more as Sam Harrison saw a gap in Bath's defence and shot off like a train beyond the line.

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The game was dead and buried and the nail was in Bath's coffin when Telusa Veainu scored yet another Leicester try.

Final score 19-34

The ramifications being that Bath who now sits lowly in midtable are unlikely to even get a top 6 Champions Cup place whereas Leicester now finds themselves sitting pretty in 3rd, a comfortable playoff spot which could just enable them to go all the way to the title.

In other matches from the Premiership this weekend the results were:

Sale Sharks 28-27 Wasps rugby.

Northampton Saints 13-63 Saracens.

Harlequins 5-35 London Irish.

Worcester Warriors 27-13 Newcastle Falcons.

Exeter Chiefs 46-10 Gloucester rugby.

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