View Full Version : LV=Cup - Bath vs Northampton

28-01-12, 07:38 PM
I know its a bit late to start a discussion, we usually do it before the game starts, but this got bypassed this week, so lets discuss Bath win against Northampton...

Bath Rugby 46 v 14 Northampton Saints

Match Review from Bath Rugby - http://www.bathrugby.com/news/match-news/bath-rugby-continue-unbeaten-run-in-the-lv-cup

Bath Rugby continue unbeaten run in the LV= Cup

46 was the magic number once more for Bath, as they stayed on course for a semi-final place in the LV= Cup, beating Northampton Saints 46-14, securing a try bonus point in the process.Bath started the game at a blistering pace, attacking hard and playing very flat on the gain line. Quick recycling from scrum half Michael Claassens and slick hands in the backs were stretching the Northampton Saints defence right across the pitch. A spilt line out from Saints provided Bath with an early attacking platform with a scrum on the visitors 22. A well-orchestrated backs move seemed to have enabled England Saxons fullback Nick Abendanon to slip through, but he was to be caught just shy of the line. Despite the Saints clearing their line and relieving themselves of the pressure, Bath were straight back at them with further pressure resulting in an early penalty from centre Olly Barkley. He added another three points shortly after, doubling the early lead to 6-0.