BATH
NO.NAME
15James Wilson, FB
14Matt Banahan, W
13Jonathan Joseph, C
12Ben Tapuai, C
11Aled Brew, W
10Rhys Priestland, FH
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9Kahn Fotuali'i, SH
1Beno Obano, P
2Tom Dunn, H
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3Shaun Knight, P
4Charlie Ewels, L
5Elliott Stooke, L
6Matt Garvey, FL
7Francois Louw, FL
8Taulupe Faletau, N8
Replacements
16Jack Walker, R
17Lucas Noguera Paz, R
18Victor Delmas, R
19James Phillips, R
20Tom Ellis, R
21Max Green, R
22Freddie Burns, R
23Cooper Vuna, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
2:00 PM, April 7, 2018
Capacity: 82,000

Match Commentary

81'19-34 End of second half
80'Substitute on - Jordan Olowofela , Leicester Tigers
80'Player substituted - Jonny May , Leicester Tigers
80'19-34 Conversion - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
78'TRY! Tigers get the bonus point after Veainu slices through. Bath out on their feet now
78'19-32 Try - Telusa Veainu , Leicester Tigers
77'Faletau is pinged for an intentional knock-on. Harsh again and Ford calls for the tee, he'll take his time as the clock ticks on
77'Player substituted - Kahn Fotuali'i , Bath Rugby
77'Substitute on - Max Green , Bath Rugby
77'Substitute on - Harry Simmons , Leicester Tigers
77'Player substituted - Sam Harrison , Leicester Tigers
77'Player substituted - Michael Fitzgerald , Leicester Tigers
77'Substitute on - Harry Wells , Leicester Tigers
76'Tigers back up to the full 15. Burns is on for Priestland for Bath
75'Bath need a score and quick if they are to win here
74'19-27 Conversion - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
74'Substitute on - Cooper Vuna , Bath Rugby
74'Player substituted - Matt Banahan , Bath Rugby
74'Substitute on - Freddie Burns , Bath Rugby
74'Player substituted - Ben Tapuai , Bath Rugby
73'TRY! It was coming. Harrison scrambles over after a huge spell of pressure despite being a man down
73'19-25 Try - Sam Harrison , Leicester Tigers
72'All Tigers now as they go into the tenth phase. Bath holding strong but Tigers only metres away
70'5m out and Tigers have the advantage, Bath steal it but Barnes is quick to the whistle. Big call whether Tigers go to the posts or the corner here
70'Substitute on - James Phillips , Bath Rugby
70'Player substituted - Charlie Ewels , Bath Rugby
69'Tigers have powered their way into the Bath 22. Again nothing enterprising but it's working
66'Controversial call from Barnes. Thompstone gets a yellow for his role in Wilson's tumble
66'19-20 Penalty goal - Rhys Priestland , Bath Rugby
65'Stoppage in play as Wilson gets some treatment after landing awkwardly
65'Yellow card - Adam Thompstone , Leicester Tigers
65'Player substituted - Beno Obano , Bath Rugby
65'Substitute on - Lucas Noguera Paz , Bath Rugby
63'TRY! Kalamafoni dives over again. The score is from nowhere, one lapse in concentration costs Bath
63'16-20 Try - Sione Kalamafoni , Leicester Tigers
61'Tigers win another penalty at the scrum, no surprise there
61'George Ford has again been very poor. Has missed important kicks and very easy to read going forwards, a worry for England and Tigers
61'Tigers lose it in contact and Wilson boots it downfield. Tigers with very little to offer going forwards, their forwards are keeping them in this
61'Player substituted - Dan Cole , Leicester Tigers
61'Substitute on - Logovi'i Mulipola , Leicester Tigers
61'Player substituted - Ellis Genge , Leicester Tigers
61'Substitute on - Greg Bateman , Leicester Tigers
61'Substitute on - Will Evans , Leicester Tigers
61'Player substituted - Valentino Mapapalangi , Leicester Tigers
58'Penalty to Bath. Cole pinged, not for the first time in his career, at the breakdown. Priestland calls for the tee
58'16-15 Penalty goal - Rhys Priestland , Bath Rugby
56'Bath go blind from the scrum and Brew makes 40m down the wing. But again Tigers turn it over and Harrison slows it down before clearing into touch
55'Substitute on - Tom Youngs , Leicester Tigers
55'Player substituted - Tatafu Polota-Nau , Leicester Tigers
54'Obano with another huge hit, slows up Leicester's attack again. Bath crowd need a lift here
54'Player substituted - Tom Dunn , Bath Rugby
54'Substitute on - Jack Walker , Bath Rugby
54'Substitute on - Victor Delmas , Bath Rugby
54'Player substituted - Shaun Knight , Bath Rugby
51'TRY! Deserved for Tigers. They had advantage after advantage and eventually Kalamafoni stretches over. It's not pretty, but it's effective
50'13-15 Try - Sione Kalamafoni , Leicester Tigers
49'It goes long from the lineout! Bath needed that, they were again under pressure on their own line. Brew touches down but they carried it in so Tigers get the scrum
48'Bath give away the inevitable penalty at the lineout. Another lineout for Tigers, Barnes' hand must be edging towards his pocket again
47'Tigers get the maul going again and Bath pull it down, Barnes says illegally. Another penalty and they go again for the corner
46'Very slow start here. Neither side taking any risks before Stooke knocks one on when trying to intercept. Barnes gives a penalty and Ford kicks it deep into the Bath half
43'Tigers keep it tight trying to draw numbers in before Ford goes wide. But they lose it in contact and Bath clear with ease
42'Second half is underway! Bath clear from the restart and Tigers will have an early lineout in the Bath half
42'Close, he stayed in field but just dropped it over the line
41'Possible try! Banahan thinks he's scored from a Priestland chip, would be an amzing score if he has got it down
41'Obano powers through a couple of Tigers defenders and it's all hands to defence now for Tigers as we enter stoppage time
41'Priestland hoists a high kick to nothing and Veainu knocks it on. Bath with one last chance to put some points on the board with a scrum 20m out
41'+213-10 End of first half
40'
40'It's been a strange half. Neither side have shown much ambition and discipline has been poor. It's been physical up front but Bath will be the happier side after being down to 13
40'13-10 Start of second half
39'Frustrating from the Bath crowd as the lineout goes long and Ford hoofs it clear
38'Bath kick up to just shy of the Tigers 22 and will be looking to extend their lead as the half comes to a close
38'Bath again on the attack and Brew makes some yards out wide. They bring the ball back infield but Barnes pings Ellis at the breakdown before reversing his decision after Genge squared up to Dunn
36'Matt Garvey now limps off and Bath are forced into another change
36'Big momentum shift here. Bath back up to their full allowance and have the lead after being against it for much of the half
36'Substitute on - Tom Ellis , Bath Rugby
36'Player substituted - Matt Garvey , Bath Rugby
36'Substitute on - Elliott Stooke , Bath Rugby
36'Player substituted - Victor Delmas , Bath Rugby
34'
34'TRY! Bath have been under huge pressure but they have gone back into the lead with the conversion to come. Their forwards have brought them back into it
34'13-10 Conversion - Rhys Priestland , Bath Rugby
33'In fact Barnes has now gone to the TMO...
33'Bath pick and go off the back of the scrum and crash over the line but Barnes says the ball has been held up. Scrum down once again
33'Tait is off for good and Matt Smith takes his place
33'Bath about 10m out but play is stopped as Tait looks out cold
33'11-10 Try - Tom Dunn , Bath Rugby
33'Player substituted - Mathew Tait , Leicester Tigers
33'Substitute on - Matt Smith , Leicester Tigers
32'Bath on the attack now but struggling to find any holes. Patient play for now
30'Strange call that from Barnes, shot to the face of Wilson and Tigers are awarded the scrum. Crowd a bit confused and then Bath win the penalty at the scrum
30'The TMO may be called in here to look at a tackle from Mapapalangi on Wilson
28'6-10 Conversion - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
27'TRY! Finally Tigers make the numbers count. Ford pops the ball wide to Thompstone who strolls in despite some brave Bath last ditch attempts
27'6-8 Try - Adam Thompstone , Leicester Tigers
26'The crowd starting to boo now and rightly so. Tigers have been 5m out for over 7 minutes now, with nothing to show for it
26'Can't remember a scrum being dominated as heavily as this at the top level. Barnes has just warned the front row again
26'Tigers go back to the scrum. Surely a penalty try if there's any more infringements
25'Another penalty 5m out and Knight gets his deserved yellow at the scrum
25'Substitute on - Victor Delmas , Bath Rugby
25'Player substituted - Elliott Stooke , Bath Rugby
25'Yellow card - Shaun Knight , Bath Rugby
24'Scrum after scrum here and Tigers are dominant. Bath really up against it and are perhaps lucky still to have 14
21'Tigers get their trademark maul rolling and are well into the Bath 22 now. They go wide and May goes close. Ford then pops one to Kitchener who is only stopped by a monster hit from Obano but then Fotuali'i dives in and is penalised and gets a yellow for his troubles
20'Yellow card - Kahn Fotuali'i , Bath Rugby
19'Edgy start to this game. Both sides not taking many risks and the forwards are doing most of the work going forwards. Discipline could be key if it stays like this
17'Bath string a couple of phases together through Banahan and Joseph. Tigers then give another penalty away as Kitchener gets in the way when offside, Priestland lines up a kick to edge Bath back in the lead
17'6-3 Penalty goal - Rhys Priestland , Bath Rugby
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14'3-3 Penalty goal - George Ford , Leicester Tigers
13'Tigers go nowhere on the front foot and Wayne Barnes goes back for the penalty. Ford calls for the tee
12'Tigers almost through but Brew makes a great last-gasp tackle on Harrison and stopped him getting the pass away. Tigers on the attack for the first time and have the advantage
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10'Ford's kick drifts passed the post though, slow start for Tigers here
8'First scrum of the day and Tigers win the penalty. Some handbags in the aftermath and Genge is at the centre of it, shock. Bath look in trouble up front with a number of injuries
6'Much easier this time and the fly half makes no mistake. Bath have made the better start, Tigers have not helped themselves with silly mistakes in attack and defence
6'3-0 Penalty goal - Rhys Priestland , Bath Rugby
5'Tigers give another silly penalty away moments later. Fitzgerald with a blatant offside at the ruck. Take two for Priestland
4'He just doesn't have the legs though. Tigers will have a 22 dropout
3'Some early kick tennis ends with a Bath penalty and Priestland will have an early kick at goal
2'Bath then lose it a couple of phases away and Tigers clear through the trusty boot of Ford
1'Kickoff! Priestland hoists it into the Twickenham sky and straight away Brew collects with a great take
1'Matt Garvey then heads out with his team behind him, Bath have labelled this a must-win during the week
1'George Ford leads out Tigers, technically the away team today
1'The teams are slowly making their way into the famous Twickenham tunnel with 60,000 expected in the crowd today. A lot of neutrals will also have their eye on this
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1'Hello and welcome to ESPN's live coverage of 'The Clash' from Twickenham. It's a big game for both teams with European and Playoff ambitions on the line
1'0-0 Start of first half