Sunday, 27 March 2011


Bath Rugby 6, Leicester Tigers 37

Bath Rugby slumped to a record Premiership loss at The Rec, suffering a five-tries-to-none drubbing at the hands of reigning champions Leicester.

Bath players and head coach alike confessed after the final whistle to being “embarrassed” by the 31-point losing margin – but the scoreline did not reveal the full story.

In the first half, Bath enjoyed three-quarters of possession as they began in a passionate, up-beat fashion.

They had a hatful of chances, but could never deliver a telling blow when the line was in sight.

As the game wore on Bath became ever more frantic, throwing increasingly speculative off-loads.

This Is Bath

Match Reaction

Bath's Nick Abendanon has apologised for re-entering the field of play to intervene in a punch-up during Saturday's Aviva Premiership defeat by Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground

Cockerill hails half-backs

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