Bath clinched a spot in the Anglo-Welsh final in a tense 13-12 finish over Northampton Saints at the Rec

Teimana Harrison was the villain as Northampton were defeated by Bath
Teimana Harrison was the villain as Northampton were defeated by Bath
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Bath Rugby 13 - 12 Northampton Saints, Recreation Ground

Bath clinched a spot in the Anglo-Welsh final in a tense 13-12 finish over Northampton Saints at the Rec.

Bath trailed 12-10 before the critical moment in the game Saints number eight Teimana Harrison was sent off for a headbutt on Nathan Catt as the penalty that followed was a match-winning one from Josh Lewis.

Bath's lock Levi Douglas (18) was the lone try scorer of the match as fly-hallf Josh Lewis successfully converted the try in addition to scoring two crucial penalties.

Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler scored four penalties for his side and even helped them lead the game for a brief interval before Harrison's send-off resulted in the game turning in Bath's favor.

Lewis was awarded the man-of-the-match for his game-changing efforts.

Bath will now face either Exeter Chiefs or Newcastle Falcons in the final at Kingsholm a week on Sunday.

 

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