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Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 16 Nov 2008 at 07:29
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Bath stretched their lead at the top of the Guinness Premiership to seven points with a 25-21 win over Leicester, thanks to an extraordinary last-gasp try by Butch James, long after the countdown clock had ticked to zero.

Ross Heppenstall writes for Sporting Life that James created the score with a chip kick to captain Alex Crockett – and despite failing to convert his own try, the Springbok left the field to rapturous applause from a full house at the Recreation Ground.

In an outstanding match which entirely lived up to its billing, second-placed Tigers thought they had knocked Bath off top spot when replacement hooker Mefin Davies forced his way over from close range in the 77th minute – and Geordan Murphy chipped over the conversion to open up a 21-20 lead.

But Bath, after being under the cosh for most of the game, somehow found the energy to claim the points.

Netani Talei scored the only try of the game to breathe new life into Worcester’s campaign and condemn Sale to their sixth defeat in their last seven matches by 17-9.

The Fijian flanker, 25, crossed the line in the 52nd minute of a largely tepid encounter to edge his side 11-6 ahead and from there Mike Ruddock’s men did not look back.

Remarkably, Worcester have now won at Edgeley Park for three seasons in succession but the result raised serious question marks over Sale.

Their home in Stockport has become a fortress in recent seasons but they have now lost four home games in a row and looked badly bereft of ideas and inspiration throughout.



23 Comments

  • Picks for the Bath match.

    Closest pick BP shared by the players in bold.

    ss Bath Rugby 14
    Walt Bath Rugby 11
    CSbok Bath Rugby 11
    IceBabe Bath Rugby 11
    blackshark Bath Rugby 10
    Sandshark Bath Rugby 7
    Whindy Bath Rugby 7
    Milissa Bath Rugby 7
    superviv Bath Rugby 5

    Villie Bath Rugby 4
    robdylan Bath Rugby 3
    PJLD Bath Rugby 3
    McLovin Bath Rugby 3
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    Debs Leicester Tigers 2
    Bergbok Leicester Tigers 5
    Silver Fox Leicester Tigers 5

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.11.08 07:33:51 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • At 77 min when Bath went 1 point behind, my PC almost spontaneously combusted. :evil:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.11.08 07:34:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Today’s matches.

    15:00 Bristol Rugby v Northampton Saints Memorial Stadium

    15:00 Harlequins v London Wasps Twickenham Stoop

    15:00 Newcastle Falcons v London Irish Kingston Park

    15:00 Saracens v Gloucester Rugby Vicarage Road

    Man these Poms have awesome match scheduling abilities. :roll:

    And in not being able to decide which match to show, Supersport have decided not to show ANY of them. :sad: :mad:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.11.08 07:44:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Go Butch…

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.11.08 07:51:09 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
     
  • The Boy looks Happy. :grin:

    Happy Butch

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.11.08 08:13:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    :oops:

    I was of the impression that they won 27 – 21. NOW I see it was 25 – 21. :roll: (one of those mistakes I was talking about. :lol:

    Seems Villie got the closest pick BP all on his own.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.11.08 12:29:41 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Harlequins 32 – 10 London Wasps

    73min

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.11.08 18:40:33 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Bristol Rugby 14 – 13 Northampton Saints

    73min

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.11.08 18:41:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Newcastle Falcons 8 – 24 London Irish

    73min

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.11.08 18:42:01 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Saracens 21 – 25 Gloucester Rugby

    74min

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.11.08 18:42:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Full Time scores

    Saracens 21 – 25 Gloucester Rugby

    Harlequins 32 – 10 London Wasps

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.11.08 18:51:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Full Time Score

    Newcastle Falcons 8 – 24 London Irish

    Bristol Rugby 14 – 13 Northampton Saints

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.11.08 18:54:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I got 3 from 6 this week. :???:

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.11.08 18:55:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • AND…………………………………

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.11.08 18:56:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • CSBok got himself the Grand Slam Bonus Point for picking all 6 winners correctly!!!!!!!!!!

    THAT’S gonna shoot him up the standings.

    Rocket of the week coming up for him IMO. Will have to check tomorrow morning though.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.11.08 18:57:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • YET ANOTHER AND……………..

    Our leader Robdylan only got 1 out of 6 correct. I feel a longdrop coming on. :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.11.08 19:00:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : Oh dear

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.11.08 19:07:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.11.08 19:23:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey KSA , cheers!

    Just saw it now..I should make my picks first thing in the morning more often ..

    I needed a strong round languishing at the bottom from the start.

    Robd I’m coming for you! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.11.08 19:27:21 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 19) : coming from behind? :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.11.08 19:43:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : PML…run Rob run!! Good job you’ve been training!! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.11.08 20:52:20 by Villie Reply
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    VillieCurrie Cup player
     
  • WE complain about our rugby.

    ENGLISH rugby is in such a mess, they don’t even know who is SUPPOSED to win!! :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.11.08 05:42:27 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver FoxCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) :

    hehehehe

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.11.08 06:32:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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