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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 April, 2005, 13:03 GMT 14:03 UK
Clockwatch: Powergen Cup final
All the action as Bath upset Leeds at Twickenham.
(Latest action first)


80 mins: Leeds complete a shock 20-12 victory, winning the Powergen Cup in their first ever final. Bath suffer their first English cup final defeat after winning their previous 10.

77 mins: As the seconds tick away, Bath's Lee Mears looks to be through but the referee correctly penalises them for crossing.

74 mins: Bath break but Matt Perry is forced to stretch for a poor pass and cannot collect.

73 mins: Leeds veteran Mark Regan's work is over for the day as he is replaced by Rob Rawlinson.

70 mins: Bath get a chance to move within a converted try of victory but Chris Malone slices his penalty attempt narrowly wide.

67 mins: Bath bring on scrum-half Martyn Wood and a break from centre Andrew Higgins creates an opening, but the Tykes continue to perform heroics in defence.

63 mins: Bath waste a good opportunity to score with an overlap on the right but their backs drift across the pitch and Leeds turn the ball over to clear the danger.

60 mins: Leeds send on prop Matt Holt and flanker Dan Hyde for Gavin Kerr and Richard Parks respectively.

59 mins: Bath bring on wing Brendan Daniel, who becomes the first player to play in a final for three different clubs, for Joe Maddock.

56 mins: Bath try to generate some momentum through nine phases of play but the Leeds defence holds firm.

50 mins: Leeds prop Gavin Kerr concedes a second penalty in five minutes when he pops his head out of a scrum, but Chris Malone's kick hits an upright and bounces to safety.

47 mins: Leeds scrum-half Alan Dickens tries a long-range drop-goal but his effort drifts narrowly wide.

45 mins: PENALTY Bath 12-20 Leeds Leeds prop Gavin Kerr concedes a needless penalty, allowing Chris Malone to land his fourth kick at goal for Bath.


First half:

40 mins: HT: Bath 9-20 Leeds Referee Dave Pearson blows his whistle to signal half-time with Leeds in good shape to spring a surprise.

40 mins: TRY Bath 9-20 Leeds With Bath pressing for their own try, Leeds wing Andre Snyman intercepts a speculative long pass from Malone, beats a tackle and races away to score for the Tykes, Gordon Ross adding the conversion.

36 mins: PENALTY Bath 9-13 Leeds Bath make further inroads into Leeds' advantage as Chris Malone strokes over his third penalty.

32 mins: PENALTY Bath 6-13 Leeds Tom Biggs stretches for the ball with his foot but trips Chris Malone in the process. Bath are awarded a penalty which Malone lands to cut the deficit.

30 mins: TRY Bath 3-13 Leeds The Tykes score the opening try when the impressive Gordon Ross chips over the Bath defence and centre Chris Bell claims the ball to touch down. Ross converts for a 10-point lead.

29 mins: An excellent break-out from Leeds and a Gordon Ross chip ahead almost leads to the first try, but Mike Shelley opts to go for the line with numbers out to his left.

27 mins: With Australian Craig McMullen on for Christophers, Bath try to exert some pressure in Leeds territory but are penalised for crossing.

25 mins: Leeds suffer a second injury blow when centre Phil Christophers leaves the field after a kick to his ribs from his own scrum-half, Alan Dickens, at a ruck.

21 mins: Bath launch an up-and-under to test Tom Biggs but the 20-year-old is equal to it.

18 mins: PENALTY Bath 3-6 Leeds Bath concede another needless penalty by coming round the wrong side of a ruck and Gordon Ross lands another long-range effort to put the Tykes ahead.

12 mins: PENALTY Bath 3-3 Leeds Bath are penalised two metres inside their own half and fly-half Gordon Ross brings Leeds deservedly level with a superbly-struck kick.

9 mins: PENALTY Bath 3-0 Leeds Full-back Matt Perry launches Bath's first attack of note and Leeds infringe at a ruck 30m out. Chris Malone opens the scoring with a good strike through the posts.

5 mins: Biggs launches an up-and-under that Bath lock Rob Fidler knocks on to give Leeds the advantage at a scrum.

3 mins: Balshaw goes down heavily after a tackle and is forced to leave the field with a quad injury. Diego Albanese comes on with Tom Biggs going to full-back.

2 mins: Underdogs Leeds start well, winning good ball from two lineouts to launch full-back Iain Balshaw into the line.

1430 BST: Leeds fly-half Gordon Ross kicks off.


Leeds are attempting to end Bath's perfect record in domestic cup finals.

The West country giants won all 10 of the showpieces they contested between 1984 and 1996.

They started favourites for an 11th triumph as they return to Twickenham for their first final for nine years.

But they suffered a late blow when captain Steve Borthwick was ruled out after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, Rob Fidler stepping into the second row.

Leeds, with Iain Balshaw, Mark Regan and coach Jon Callard facing their old club, are in their first final.


Bath: Perry, Maddock, Higgins, Barkley, Welsh; Malone, Walshe; Stevens, Mears, Bell, Fidler, Grewcock (capt), Lewis, Scaysbrook, Feaunati.
Replacements: Humphreys, Flatman, Delve, Hudson, Daniel, Wood, Davis.

Leeds: Balshaw (capt); Snyman, Christophers, Bell, Biggs; Ross, Dickens; Shelley, Regan, Kerr; Hooper, Palmer; Morgan, Parks, Popham.
Replacements: Holt, Rawlinson, Dunbar, Hyde, McMillan, McMullen, Albanese.

Referee: D Pearson (RFU)




WATCH AND LISTEN
Watch Leeds lift the Powergen Cup


Interview: Leeds director of rugby Phil Davies


Reaction: Leeds' Gordon Ross and Iain Balshaw



SEE ALSO
Borthwick wins Cup fitness race
15 Apr 05 |  English
Bath old boys eye an upset
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