Gallagher Premiership: Wasps end Leicester Tigers’ unbeaten run, Bath finally off mark | Rugby Union News

Jimmy Gopperth’s penalty in the finale helped the Wasps overtake the Tigers at the Coventry Building Society Arena to end the impressive start to the visitor campaign; Bath beat Worcester for the first win of the season, which also saw the dismissal of Rory Sutherland for the Warriors

Last updated: 01/09/22 17:54


Wasps’ Jimmy Gopperth and Tim Cardall celebrate after the win over Leicester

We summarize the action from Sunday’s two Gallagher Premiership games, which saw the Wasps end the Leicester Tigers’ early-season unbeaten run and Bath beat the Worcester Warriors for their first win of the season …

Wasps 16-13 Leicester Tigers

Jimmy Gopperth took three penalties in the second half to end Leicester’s stunning streak and provide one of the shocks of the season when the Wasps beat Premiership leaders.

The home team, without 17 of its players through injury and illness, had only won one of their last eight games and lost two other players in the Tom West prop and pinned Vaea Fifita before kick-off due to illness.

However, a committed performance deprived Leicester of the opportunity to break a string of records as if they had won, Steve Borthwick’s side would have equaled the club’s record of winning streak in the season opener (16 wins in the 1983/84 season. ).

The Tigers would also equal the club’s record for consecutive away wins (10, February-November 1995) and equal the Premiership record for best start to the season (Newcastle’s 12 wins in 1997/98).

In addition to Gopperth’s penalties, Wasps was awarded a penalty try while Leicester responded with a Julian Montoya try, with George Ford adding two penalties and a conversion.

Bath 22-19 Worcester Warriors

Bath celebrated their first win of the season on their 13th attempt in all competitions after beating Worcester in Sunday’s clash at the Recreation Ground.

However, Scottish exponent Rory Sutherland may be a doubt for the Six Nations opener against England after the Warriors man was sent off in the second minute, sent off by referee Craig Maxwell-Keys for a head-to-head match. head that forced Bath front row Will Stuart off the pitch.

Tom de Glanville dives to score Bath's third try against Worcester

Tom de Glanville dives to score Bath’s third try against Worcester

But the last Premiership team, despite playing 14 men for virtually the entire game, have been forced to work hard for a win that is their first since June and should at least lift morale ahead of tough Heineken Champions matches. Cup against La Rochelle and Leinster.

Opening-half Orlando Bailey’s penalty with 10 minutes left smashed their ball this season, while also adding two transformations as Bath scored goals from winger Semesa Rokoduguni, center Max Ojomoh and midfielder. exterior Tom de Glanville.

Worcester, without a win in 17 previous visits to the Recreation Ground, equaled the try for the try when full-back Jamie Shillcock, blocks Joe Batley and scrum-half Gareth Simpson landed, with opening-half Fin Smith having kicked two conversions.

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