Wasps register their first win with 30-22 victory over Bath Rugby

Dan Robson is one of the try-scorer for Wasps
Dan Robson is one of the try-scorer for Wasps
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Wasps 30-22 Bath Rugby, Ricoh Arena
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Wasps went on to register their first victory in the ongoing season of the Gallagher Premiership as they overcame Bath Rugby with a 30-22 victory at Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Rhys Priestland got Bath off the mark with an early penalty and with another three-pointer in the 24th minute the visitors doubled their tally.

Wasps went on to level the scores with back to back penalties from Lima Sopoaga in the 29th and 32nd minutes before Priestland put Bath in front with his third three-pointer in the 36th minute.

Just as the break was approaching, Will Rowlands crossed over for the opening try in the game and Sopoaga kicked the conversion as Dai Young's men completed the first half with a 13-9 lead.

Bath were quick to get off the block in the second half with Zach Mercer dotting down in the 48th minute and Priestland followed with a conversion and a penalty goal making the scoreline 13-19.

Nevertheless, the home side took control of the game with back to back tries from Brad Shields and Dan Robson in the 65th and 72nd minutes while Sopoaga kicking the extras on both the occasions taking them to 27-19.

Just as the fulltime was approaching, Priestland gave Bath with a glimmer of hope with a penalty goal but it was negated by Sopoaga as Wasps completed a 30-22 victory.

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