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Aviva Premiership: Gloucester get losing bonus point after derby defeat to Bath
If we had remained disciplined we could have sneaked something out of that game.
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Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies felt his side's lack of discipline cost them any chance of winning their west country derby against Bath.
The hosts maintained their unbeaten Aviva Premiership record in front of their own fans in 2013, George Ford kicking all their points in a 15-12 triumph on Friday night.
Freddie Burns, released by England to play against his home-town club, made sure the Cherry and Whites picked up a losing bonus point, converting his own try and also kicking a pair of penalties.
"Overall, it was a poor game of rugby," said Davies after seeing his side come out on the wrong end of a 19-6 penalty count.
"I was disappointed with elements of our performance but the biggest disappointment for me was our discipline.
"If we had remained disciplined we could have sneaked something out of that game.
"There were periods of the second half where the momentum had changed, we had good field position, we could have have put pressure on Bath, but because we were undisciplined we didn't. In the context of this game it was a huge issue for us."
He did, however, have praise for the performance of Burns, who did all he could behind a pack that was constantly on the back foot.
"He was great. He managed the game well, in the first half and in the second half," Davies said of the fly-half.
"He managed field position very well - the trouble was that we let them off the hook when we got there.
"And you are not going to control games if you haven't got the platform. We battled and battled - we do that - but we've got to have more control over games."
"We know that if we keep the penalty count to 10 or below, we win rugby games."
Bath head coach Mike Ford felt his side deserved to come out on top, meaning they climb to second in the table.
"I thought we dominated the game," said Ford, whose son George played a key role in the result.
"We put ourselves under pressure, though, missed a few goal kicks, conceded a charge-down try. But apart from that, I thought we were dominant in most facets.
"We are second now and we're pleased where we are. Conditions didn't help. But we believe we've only scratched the surface with this team.
"Our front five were really good, really dominant. Not just the front five - the whole eight.
"There were some pleasing things. I'm not disappointed about winning derby games!"
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|Saturday 16th May|
|Exeter 44 - 16 Sale Sharks|
|Leicester Tigers 22 - 14 Northampton|
|Newcastle Falcons 37 - 21 Harlequins|
|Bath 50 - 30 Gloucester|
|London Welsh 17 - 68 Saracens|
|London Irish 40 - 40 Wasps|
|Sunday 10th May|
|Saracens 20 - 24 Exeter|
|Saturday 9th May|
|Northampton 46 - 0 London Welsh|
|Wasps 21 - 26 Leicester Tigers|
|Gloucester 35 - 13 London Irish|
|Sale Sharks 34 - 28 Newcastle Falcons|
|Friday 8th May|
|Harlequins 26 - 27 Bath|
|Sunday 26th April|
|Wasps 36 - 29 Exeter|
|Saturday 25th April|
|Northampton 25 - 20 Saracens|
|Gloucester 42 - 40 Newcastle Falcons|
|Leicester Tigers 38 - 17 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 23 - 25 Harlequins|
|Friday 24th April|
|Bath 43 - 18 London Irish|
|Sunday 12th April|
|London Irish 25 - 23 Sale Sharks|
|London Welsh 13 - 40 Wasps|
|Exeter 21 - 10 Northampton|
|Saturday 11th April|
|Saracens 22 - 6 Leicester Tigers|
|Harlequins 29 - 26 Gloucester|
|Friday 10th April|
|Newcastle Falcons 19 - 29 Bath|
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