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Bath late-show earns bonus
Heineken Cup, Recreation Ground, Saturday October 29Bath ran in three late tries to beat Bourgoin 39-12 at the Recreation Ground and make it two wins from two in pool five of the Heineken Cup.
The home side's late flurry of points, 23 in the final quarter-of-an-hour, ensured Bath also collected a valuable bonus point.
The visitors were without French international lock Pascal Pape and captain Julien Bonnaire, and although their makeshift pack competed admirably, they were well beaten by the end.
The first half was a disjointed affair with both teams content to exchange penalties via the boot of Olly Barkley and Alexandre Peclier.
Bourgoin's midfield was continually penalised for drifting offside. Aftre half-an-hour, with the score at 9-9, referee Nigel Owens sin-binned centre Jean-Francois Coux for that offence.
Bath took advantage of the numerical advantage when Lee Best sent captain Steve Borthwick in for the opening try.
Barkley's conversion gave Bath a 16-9 interval advantage despite having played the first half into a strong wind.
Bath enjoyed the majority of the possession during the early stages of the second period but prop Matt Stevens wasted a good chance when failing to spot an overlap.
Another Barkley penalty after 66 minutes restored a seven point advantage for Bath and acted as the catalyst for a further scoring spree.
Bath's second try came as a result of recycling the ball quickly from a series of rucks - Stevens eventually crashing over to finish off the move.
Stevens' try appeared to finally break Bourgoin's resistance and there were further scores for James Hudson and Danny Grewcock.
Hudson finished off a Michael Lipman inspired attack, while Grewcock's late try ensured the bonus point.
When the Heineken Cup reconvenes in December, Bath face home and away fixtures with Glasgow. Two wins would almost certainly gain them a quarter-final berth.
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|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|Sunday 25th January|
|European Rugby Champions Cup|
|Munster 65 - 10 Sale Sharks|
|Clermont Auvergne 18 - 6 Saracens|
|Bath 20 - 15 Glasgow|
|Montpellier 27 - 26 Toulouse|
|Saturday 24th January|
|Scarlets 3 - 26 Toulon|
|Ulster 26 - 7 Leicester|
|Northampton 8 - 32 Racing Metro 92|
|Benetton Treviso 23 - 20 Ospreys|
|Castres 19 - 47 Harlequins|
|Wasps 20 - 20 Leinster|
|Sunday 18th January|
|Ospreys 9 - 20 Northampton|
|Racing Metro 92 53 - 7 Benetton Treviso|
|Toulouse 18 - 35 Bath|
|Glasgow 21 - 10 Montpellier|
|Saturday 17th January|
|Harlequins 3 - 23 Wasps|
|Sale Sharks 13 - 22 Clermont Auvergne|
|Leinster 50 - 8 Castres|
|Toulon 60 - 22 Ulster|
|Saracens 33 - 10 Munster|
|Friday 16th January|
|Leicester 40 - 23 Scarlets|
|Sunday 14th December|
|Scarlets 22 - 13 Ulster|
|Clermont Auvergne 26 - 19 Munster|
|Wasps 44 - 17 Castres|
|Saturday 13th December|
|Leinster 14 - 13 Harlequins|
|Saracens 28 - 15 Sale Sharks|
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