Will Muir inspires Bath to big win over Northampton to secure home semi-final

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Bath could hardly have wished for a more encouraging May day beside the River Avon. A comfortable win over the Premiership leaders was almost the lesser bonus compared with the unexpected prize of a home semi-final. Sale have done them a mighty favour which may not be repaid when the Sharks head to Somerset in the last four a week on Saturday.

Admittedly this was largely a Northampton second string but Bath are precisely the kind of team who could finish the season at a proper gallop. Powerful up front and hard to contain behind, Johann van Graan’s side are now 80 minutes away from a first Premiership final for nine years and, historically, home semi-final advantage has proved a significant advantage.

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Written by Robert Kitson at the Recreation Ground
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/may/18/bath-northampton-premiership-rugby-union-match-report under the title “Will Muir inspires Bath to big win over Northampton to secure home semi-final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.