Bath Rugby 31-21 Saracens, Recreation Ground
England international Semesa Rokoduguni contributed with two late tries as Bath managed to come from behind and beat Saracens 31-21 in their Aviva Premiership clash at Recreation Ground on Saturday.
Bath started the game with a setback as scrum-half Chris Cook had to leave the field in the second minute due to a concussion and 15 minutes later the first points in the game came through fly-half Rhys Priestland, who kicked a drop goal to set the proceedings for the home side.
Todd Blackadder's men soon stepped up gears as Francois Louw crossed over in the 23rd minute while Priestland struck two more penalties to take them to 14-0 at half time.
The Sarries looked a different outfit in the second half which started with a penalty each from Alex Lozowski and Owen Farrell but Priestland once again responded with a drop goal - his second in the game as Bath maintained an 11 point lead.
The game took a turn when Wales international Taulupe Faletau was sin-binned in the 57th minute, also resulting in a penalty try for Mark McCall's men and 15 minutes later their second try came through Ben Spencer - with Farrell kicking a penalty in between.
With five minutes to go in the game, Saracens had a lead of 17-21 but Rokoduguni had other plans as he crossed over in the 76th and in the added minutes to take the game away from the visitors and complete a 10 point victory.
Bath now occupy second position in the table with two wins from as many games while Saracens slip to fourth.
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