Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Anyone for pest control!!

Game one done. Bath took the win of a scrappy nip and tuck fixture against Warriors, and as they say four points are better than none. A win is a win and as I have had pointed out to me running rugby hasn't been overly successful for Bath, which is true I would rather they win ugly rather than lose pretty.

Next step is the rejuvenated Wasps. They struggled to stay in the premiership last season taking to the wire with Falcons on the last day. A few new members of personnel and the returning Haskell saw them play what can only be an epic match against last years champions Quins at Twickenham on Saturday. After losing a 27 point lead to lose 42-40 Wasps will be up to prove they're ready to put last year behind them. The game against Quins controversially came down to two decisions by the new TMO system and seemed to affect their game. Against Bath they will want to right their wrongs.

Similarly Bath had a slightly exuberant Ref who became a little to swift to blow up and not allow the game to flow. Luckily for Bath the Boot of Barkley managed to take more of an advantage of the frequent penalties than Andy Goode could. The first game of any campaign is always a tricky undertaking and to come out victorious will always aid the path through the season.

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