Barkley snatches London Irish victory for Bath

Olly Barkley kicked a penalty on full time for Bath to end a five match losing streak and a 24-25 victory at Madejski Stadium in the Aviva Premiership.

South African Luke Watson made his comeback in the match and won man of the match.

More to follow.

Final Score London Irish 24 (17) Bath 25 (9)


London Irish
Tries: Tagicakibau, Thorpe, Ojo
Penalties: Malone
Conversions: Malone 2, Bowden

Tries: Claassens
Penalties: Barkley 6
Conversions: Barkley
Referee: Greg Garner (12th Premiership game)


London Irish : 15. Delon Armitage; 14. Topsy Ojo; 13. Elvis Seveali’i; 12. Dan Bowden; 11. Sailosi Tagicakibau; 10. Chris Malone; 9. Paul Hodgson(c); 1. Alex Corbisiero, 2. James Buckland; 3. Faan Rautenbach; 4. Nick Kennedy; 5. Matt Garvey; 6. Richard Thorpe; 7. Steffon Armitage; 8. Chris Hala’ufia.

Replacements: 16. Brian Blaney; 17. Clarke Dermody; 18. Dan Murphy; 19. Bob Casey; 20. George Stowers; 21. Seilala Mapusua; 22. Ryan Lamb; 23. Darren Allinson.

Bath Rugby : 15. Jack Cuthbert ,14. Matt Carraro ,13. Olly Barkley ,12. Shontayne Hape ,11. Matt Banahan ,10. Butch James ,9. Michael Claassens,8. Simon Taylor,7. Lewis Moody ,6. Luke Watson (C) ,5. Danny Grewcock ,4. Stuart Hooper ,3. David Wilson , 2. Lee Mears ,1. David Barnes

Replacements ,16. Pieter Dixon ,17. Duncan Bell ,18. Aaron Jarvis ,19. Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe ,20. Ben Skirving ,21. Mark McMillan ,22. Sam Vesty ,23. Nick Abendanon

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