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Bath 57-5 Leeds

Bath (17) 57
Tries: Banahan 3, Abendanon, Higgins, Barkley, Faamatuainu, Browne Cons: Barkley 7 Pens: Barkley

Leeds (5) 5
Tries: Vickerman


European Challenge Cup

Giant winger Matt Banahan scored a hat-trick as Bath set up a European Challenge Cup semi-final against Sale.

Bath took an early lead through an Olly Barkley penalty and he added the conversions after Banahan and full-back Nick Abendanon both crossed.

Leeds trimmed the gap to 17-5 at half-time through a Rob Vickerman try.

But Banahan completed his treble and Andrew Higgins, Barkley, who scored 22 points, Jonny Faamatuainu and Daniel Browne all crossed after the break.


Bath: Abendanon, Higgins, Crockett, Fuimaono-Sapolu, Banahan, Barkley, Claassens, Flatman, Mears, Stevens, Short, Grewcock, Faamatuainu, Lipman, Goodman.
Replacements: Dixon, Ion, Purdy, Browne, Baxter, Cheeseman, Stephenson.

Leeds Carnegie: Goodridge, Welding, T. Rock, Vickerman, Hinton, Greendale, Edwards, MacDonald, Rawlinson, Pala'amo, Hooper, Lund, Myall, Schusterman, Clark.
Replacements: Parkes, Hopcroft, Paul, Oakley, Bedford, Lock, Brooks.

Referee: Romain Poite (France)




see also
Sale 49-24 Brive
04 Apr 08 |  Rugby Union


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