All the hype and expectations came to a head as Bath rugby squared up against Worcester Warriors at Sixways for game one of Bath's 'new beginning' campaign.
Bath lined up with a strong pack and a back line with pace to burn, a supporters dream expecting a bounty of tries.
From the onset things didn't seem that this was going to be the dream start we'd all dreamt of. Within four minutes Bath had been pinged twice in which Andy Goode gratefully accepted.
Bath seemed to have to objective to kick and chase as every ball that reached Barkley was rapidly punted down field.
On ten minutes Bath again penalised for not rolling away at the breakdown allowing Goode his third successful kick taking Warriors 9-0 up. With Worcester starting to build a good head of steam up and starting to pass the ball about Banahan was deemed to of deliberately knocked on leading to him going off to the naughty step for a ten minute time out.
Allowing Goode scoop up his fourth kick and taking Warriors to a 12-0 lead after only 15 minutes.
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