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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 May, 2004, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK
Bath fear final wait
Andy Beattie
Andy Beattie scored Bath's first try against Gloucester
Bath coach John Connolly has questioned the play-off system as his side faces three weeks without a match before the Zurich Premiership final.

Connolly watched his side thrash their west country rivals Gloucester 41-7 to secure top spot in the table.

And he said: "You sign up at the start of the season and you know then what format is in place.

"It's definitely a disadvantage for the team finishing top and I think maybe the format needs to be tinkered with."

Bath will face either Northampton or Wasps, who compete the semi-final next Sunday, at Twickenham on May 29.

Wasps, should they progress, would also play the Heineken Cup final before the showdown.

But Connolly's team's three-week schedule, meanwhile, remains blank.

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