Hook's last-minute conversion allows Gloucester 17-17 draw against Bath

Gloucester's James Hook was on the money against Bath
Gloucester's James Hook was on the money against Bath

Bath 17 - 17 Gloucester Rugby

Replacement Ben Vellacott scored the decisive try in the 77th minute while fly-half James Hook added the conversion to allow Gloucester draw level with Bath 17-17 in their Anglo-Welsh clash on Friday.

Hooker Darren Dawidiuk got Gloucester up and rolling in the ninth minute when he rumbled past the post and Hook's conversion took the visitors to a seven point lead which was reduced to four after Bath fly-half Rhys Priestland scored a penalty in the 32nd minute.

It was the battle between the two fly-halves as they exchanged penalties at the start of the second half after which Priestland scored two more three pointers as Bath managed a slender two-point lead heading into the final quarter.

Wing Aled Brew crossed over in the 74th minute to extend Bath's lead to seven points but with just three minutes to go, Vellacott went past the line and Hook held his nerve with the conversion to level the scores.

The result also means Bath are yet to win a game in the tournament and find themselves at bottom of Pool 1 while Gloucester are placed second in Pool 4.


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