RECAP: Bath Rugby’s 41-6 defeat to Saracens, as it happened at Allianz Park

Bath Rugby’s terrible, winless record at Allianz Park continued with a 41-6 thrashing at the hands of Saracens.

For the first time in a long while there was real attacking intent from Bath, but poor passes, blind offloads and interceptions put paid to their chances of causing an upset against one of the best sides in the country.

Schalk Brits and man-of-the-match Liam Williams scored in the first half as Rhys Priestland slotted two penalties for a 15-6 half-time deficit.

Just as it had been when Bath lost 53-10 at the same ground last season, the second half was one-way traffic and not in their favour.

Saracens scored four tries and 26 unanswered points to cement their place in the Premiership top four and almost certainly book them a home semi-final.

Richard Wigglesworth, Owen Farrell, Schalk Burger and Ben Spencer compounded Bath’s misery as the ruthless hosts continued to feed off errors and coasted to a comprehensive victory.

Ben Tapuai is tackled by Jackson Wray and Sean Maitland
Ben Tapuai is tackled by Jackson Wray and Sean Maitland

Bath lost another frontline player through injury when Jonathan Joseph left the field with an ankle injury in the first half.

The Blue, Black and Whites are ten points behind sixth-placed Gloucester with two games to go and facing the prospect of a return to the European Challenge Cup next season.

Here’s how the defeat to Saracens panned out via our live blog…

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