Matías Alemanno at the double to steer Gloucester past battling Bath

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  • Bath 17-21 Gloucester
  • Visitors survive second-half fightback from bottom-placed hosts

The longest-standing derby in the Premiership produced a suitably old-fashioned contest, ultimately edged by Gloucester to condemn Bath to a fifth straight defeat of the season. It was not the kind of try-fest we are becoming accustomed to – it was pretty scrappy, truth be told – but no less entertaining and confirmation that Johann van Graan has his work cut out to turn Bath’s fortunes around.

As has often been the case this season Bath fought their way back into the contest, having been down by 14 points, but their second-half recovery ultimately fell short to leave them still winless and propping up the table.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/08/bath-gloucester-premiership-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Matías Alemanno at the double to steer Gloucester past battling Bath”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.