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Bath smashed Premiership strugglers London Welsh 47-7 in their Anglo Welsh LV= Cup opener at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.
Bath furthered London Welsh’s misery as a largely youthful side thrashed the
Exiles at The Rec for the second time this season.
Academy blindside flanker Max Northcote-Green scored two of Bath’s seven tries
as one of a number of young stars who impressed.
Gavin Henson was at fly-half with George Ford away with England, contributing
12 points from the boot in the heavy win watched on by new star signing Sam
Nick Scott grabbed a consolation for Welsh to at least get them some points
on the board, but they have bigger problems than this competition to worry about.
Final Score Bath 47 (30) London Welsh 7 (0)
Tries – Northcote Green (2), Woodburn, Penalty, Banahan, Lane, Garratt
Pen -Henson (2)
Con – Henson (3)
Tries – Robinson
Con – Robinson
Referee: David Procter
Assistant Referees: Peter Huckle, Stuart Terheege
Bath: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Gavin Henson, 9 Chris Cook, 8 David Sisi, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Max Northcote-Green, 5 Charlie Ewels (c), 4 Tom Ellis, 3 Kane Palma-Newport, 2 Ross Batty, 1 Nick Auterac
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19 Marcus Garratt, 20 Tom Woolstencroft, 21 Micky Young, 22 Max Clark, 23 Richard Lane
London Welsh: 15 Chris Elder, 14 Rhys Crane, 13 Nic Reynolds, 12 Tom May (c), 11 Nick Scott, 10 Tristan Roberts, 9 Rob Lewis, 8 Ben Pienaar, 7 Nathan Vella, 6 Damian Browne, 5 James Down, 4 Ben West, 3 Eddie Aholelei, 2 Nathan Morris, 1 Pablo Henn
Replacements: 16 Koree Britton, 17 Taione Vea, 18 Ben Cooper, 19 Josh McNally, 20 Peter Browne, 21 Paul Rowley, 22 Will Robinson, 23 Adam Field.
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