Freddie Burns drives Bath to 14-24 win over Wasps

Freddie Burns came up with clinical performance for Bath Rugby
Freddie Burns came up with clinical performance for Bath Rugby
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Wasps 14-24 Bath Rugby, Ricoh Arena
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Bath Rugby have managed to make a comeback into top six after defeating Wasps 14-24 at Ricoh Arena on Sunday.

This is Bath's fourth win from 10 games while Wasps, who have just one victory from last 12 matches across all the competitions have managed to retain their fourth place.

The first 23 minutes saw Billy Searle and Freddie Burns trade a couple of penalties apiece as the scores were levelled 6-6. The visitors got themselves in the front when Burns powered through for the opening try in the 26th minute to give Todd Blackadder's men a five-point lead.

Wasps suffered a setback when Nizaam Carr was sin-binned in the 35th minute for a high tackle on Semesa Rokoduguni but Burns kicked the penalty wide. With both the fly-halves once again trading penalties the teams headed into the break with a 9-14 lead for the visitors.

Burns with another kick after the break, Bath stretched their lead to eight points that increased to 15 when Will Chudley on his 100th Premiership appearance dived in the 53rd minute. Even though Wasps made a brief comeback with Thomas Young touching down from a driving maul, it was Bath, who went on to win the game by 10 points.

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