Worcester Warriors and Bath play to a draw

Worcester and Bath shared the spoils at Sixways Stadium on Friday as the sides drew 12-12 in testing conditions.

 

Jack Cuthbert had an opportunity to put the visitors ahead, but missed a penalty in the second minute before Willie Walker gave Worcester a three-point lead.

Bath hit the front for the first time in the 32nd minute after two penalties from Ryan Davis. However, they could have been further ahead minutes earlier.


A promising attacking spell saw Bath pin their hosts in their own 22 before spreading it wide for Danny Grewcock to finish it off, but he was dispossessed as he dived for the try-line.


The wet and slippery conditions restricted the potential for running rugby as the scoring continued via the goal-kickers after the break, Walker leveling matters with his second three-pointer in the 48th minute.


Davis and Walker exchanged penalties again around the hour mark to take the score up to 9-9, before Davis took his tally up to 12 points with his fourth penalty.


The Warriors were reduced to 14 men after a dangerous tackle from Sam Tuitupou, but Bath failed to take advantage as Worcester made it 12-12 thanks to Walker’s boot as they secured a just draw.


Final Score Worcester 12 Bath 12


Scorers


Worcester Warriors
Pen – Walker (4)


Bath
Pen – Davis (4)


Teams


Worcester Warriors


15 Chris Latham 14 Marcel Garvey 13 Dale Rasmussen 12 Sam Tuitupou 11 Miles Benjamin 10 Willie Walker 9 Ryan Powell 1 Callum Black 2 Aleki Lutui 3 Tevita Taumoepeau 4 Greg Rawlinson 5 Craig Gillies 6 Tom Wood 7 Pat Sanderson (c) 8 Kai Horstmann


Replacements: 16 Adam Black 17 Chris Fortey 18 Olivier Sourgens 19 Graham Kitchener 20 Jake Abbott 21 Jonny Arr 22 Calum MacRae, 23 Rico Gear


Bath


15. Nick Abendanon 14. Matt Carraro 13. Shontayne Hape 12. Ben Williams 11. Jack Cuthbert 10. Ryan Davis 9. Michael Claassens (c) 1. David Flatman 2. Pieter Dixon 3. Aaron Jarvis 4. Peter Short 5. Danny Grewcock 6. Ben Skirving 7. Julian Salvi 8. Luke Watson


Replacements: 16. Mears 17. Catt 18. Lilley 19. Hobson 20. Browne 21. Bemand 22. Roberts 23. Stephenson

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