Bath vs Scarlets, Champions Cup

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

Scarlets took a giant leap towards the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals by dismantling Bath at the Rec with a scintillating display of attacking rugby.

Scott Williams marked his return by dabbing down Rhys Patchell's excellent grubber kick early in the second period, with Banahan's acrobatic finish and Zach Mercer's score proving to be just a consolation for the hosts.

Welcome to this evening's live blog of Bath versus Scarlets.

Bath dominated initial territory, but they suffered a major injury blow when their Wales worldwide fly-half and former Scarlets number 10 Rhys Priestland limped off.

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Their bonus-point win at The Recreation Ground put them four points clear of Bath and Toulon at the top of Pool 5 with a home game to come next weekend against the French giants. It is all there for Ken Owens side and their magnificent fans will have a huge role to play.

England flanker Sam Underhill, making his first appearance for two months following prolonged concussion symptoms, was prominent in Bath's attempts to wipe out the deficit, before Burns opened their account through a 22nd-minute penalty.

John Barclay was shown a yellow card for going in at the side after Matt Banahan was stopped short of the line, but the numerically disadvantaged Scarlets saw Paul Asquith go over in the corner before Hadleigh Parkes raced beneath the posts - both tries finishing sweeping forward moves.

Dan Jones converted off the touchline to add to his two conversions and penalty in the first-half.

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