Premiership: Wasps beat Bathtub in 11-try sport at The Rec – NewsEverything England

Wasps hooker Tom Cruse's two tries at Bath took his tally in both competitions to four for the season
Wasps hooker Tom Cruse’s two tries at Bathtub took his tally in each competitions to 4 for the season
Bathtub (29) 44
Tries: Priestland, Underhill, Redpath, Stooke Cons: Priestland 3 Pens: Priestland 5, Spencer
Wasps (24) 52
Tries: Cruse 2, Odogwu 2, Penalty attempt, Shields, Bassett Cons: Sopoaga 6 Pens: Sopoaga

Wasps scored seven tries as they beat Bathtub to say a fifth straight win.

In a sport of 11 tries and virtually 100 factors, Bathtub led 29-24 at half-time after tries from Rhys Priestland, Sam Underhill and Cameron Redpath.

Having bought off the mark with a penalty attempt, Tom Cruse and Brad Shields crossed for Wasps and 4 extra had been to observe.

Paolo Odogwu scored twice, Cruse bought a second and Dan Bassett additionally went over, earlier than Bathtub’s late bonus-point comfort from Elliott Stooke.

However Ben Spencer failed with the added-time conversion try that may have gotten the hosts a second dropping bonus level.

The one blow for Wasps was an harm to Wales lock Will Rowlands, who went off within the 37th minute earlier than then failing a head harm evaluation.

Nevertheless the massive comfort was Shields approaching to say an instantaneous rating that crucially diminished the interval hole on his first look following a seven-week harm absence.

Rowlands’ fellow Welshman Priestland kicked two conversions and 5 penalties for the hosts, so as to add to his opening attempt of the evening for a 22-point particular person haul.

That was supplemented by a late penalty from Spencer after the exiled Wales stand-off needed to go off on 56 minutes.

However Lima Sopoaga additionally landed seven kicks – six conversions and a penalty – for a 17-point tally of his personal.

After a barely off-colour begin to the brand new season, Wasps have now gained 5 video games on the spin, having triumphed of their two European Champions Cup video games towards Dragons and Montpellier previous to the successive Premiership wins over three of final season’s prime 5 – Sale, under-strength Premiership leaders Exeter and now Bathtub.

Winger Paolo Odogwu scored two of Wasps' seven tries - to take his season's tally to six, of which five have come in the Premiertship
Winger Paolo Odogwu scored two of Wasps’ seven tries – to take his season’s tally to 6, of which 5 have come within the Premiership

Bathtub director of rugby Stuart Hooper instructed BBC Bristol Sport

“We’re gutted to lose and gutted to concede that many factors. There may be an emotional half about enjoying right here at The Rec and 50 factors at house is all the time going to essentially sting.

“It does damage and it’ll damage for some time. That is a part of sport. It is understanding how vital dwelling video games are. If it does not damage, then that is not proper.

“We had good phases and scored factors however we made too many errors and gave them methods again into the sport.

“Rhys Priestland managed the sport earlier than he went off and put strain on Wasps. Hopefully he’ll be all proper. We’ll take a look at him.”

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett instructed BBC Bristol Sport

“It was a sloppy begin and we gave them too many kickable alternatives, however I am happy with the way in which the blokes clawed it again.

“There have been two groups on the market who appeared fairly drained. Bathtub had been coming off only a five-day turnaround and we might solely had six days from a large bodily encounter with Exeter.

“Generally you see scorelines like this on the again of that. However I actually thought it might be a traditional January night 10-Eight kind of sport, so to attain that many factors at The Rec has bought to be pleasing.

“To go and win three straight video games towards Sale, Exeter and Bathtub, you have to be joyful and we will get even higher too.”

Bathtub: De Glanville; A Watson, Joseph, Redpath, McConnochie; Priestland, Spencer; Obano, Dunn, Stuart, McNally, Ewels (capt), Faletau, Underhill, Mercer.

Replacements: Walker, Schoeman, Choose, Stooke, Bayliss, Chudley, Matavesi, Hamer-Webb.

Wasps: Sopoaga; Odogwu, De Jongh, Le Bourgois, Bassett; Umaga, Robson; West, Cruse, Brookes, Launchbury (capt), Rowlands, Gaskell, Younger, J Willis.

Replacements: Taylor, McIntyre, Toomaga-Allen, Shields, T Willis, Porter, Gopperth, M Watson.

Referee: Matthew Carley.

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