Bath return back to winning ways with 9-25 triumph over Wasps

Wasps' Nathan Hughes succumbed to a dead leg against Bath
Wasps' Nathan Hughes succumbed to a dead leg against Bath
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Wasps 9-25 Bath Rugby, Ricoh Arena
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A resurgent second half performance from Bath saw them register a 9-25 win over Wasps in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Ricoh Arena on Sunday.

This is Dai Young's side third successive defeat this season while they also lost their England international Nathan Hughes to injury at the end of the first half.

The first quarter saw Jimmy Gopperth and his counterpart Rhys Priestland exchanging a couple of penalties as the scores were levelled 6-6.

Priestland soon kicked a drop goal to bring Bath into lead but his efforts were negated by a third penalty from Gopperth as the teams went into half time with a scoreline of 9-9. A thigh injury saw Hughes leaving the field in the 37th minute as the home side suffered a major setback.

Priestland kicked a penalty after the restart to bring Wasps into the lead but soon left the field with a leg injury. Freddie Burns, who took over the kicking responsibility slotted another penalty to take the visitors to a six-point lead.

As Wasps failed to add any point in the second half, Semesa Rokoduguni crossed over in the closing stage with Burns slotting a penalty and a conversion on either side to complete a 9-25 win for Todd Blackadder's men.

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