Bath Rugby move to sixth with 29-17 win over Wasps

Zach Mercer scored two tries for Bath
Zach Mercer scored two tries for Bath
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Bath Rugby 29-17 Wasps, Recreation Ground
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Bath Rugby have kept their hope of finishing in the top six alive with a 29-17 win over Wasps in their Gallagher Premiership encounter at Recreation Ground on Sunday,

Bath now have 51 points from 21 games and will be hoping to seal the sixth spot with a win over Leicester Tigers in the final round while Wasps are at eighth place with 47 points.

Jonathan Joseph got Bath off to a promising start with an early try in the fourth minute while conversion from Freddie Burns made the scoreline 7-0.

The visitors responded back when some brilliant work from Gaby Lovobalavu set up Nizaam Carr over the line in the 14th minute followed by a Rob Miller conversion.

Lovobalavu once again exhibited his class allowing Nathan Hughes muscling over the line in the half-hour mark that was improved by Miller. Burns and Miller traded penalties at the stroke of halftime as the teams went into the break with a 10-17 scoreline.

Bath continued to apply pressure in the second half but it wasn't converting to points until the 74th minute when Zach Mercer dotted down. Mercer also got his second in the added minutes but that came after a touchdown from Joe Cokanasiga as Todd Blackadder's men completed a 29-17 win.

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