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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 February 2007, 16:38 GMT
Bath 20-20 Saracens
Bath v Saracens

Bath: (13) 20
Tries: Malone, Bory
Pens: Barkley 2
Barkley 2

Saracens: (14) 20
Tries: De Vedia, Hill
Pens: Jackson 2
Cons: Jackson 2

David Bory scored a late try which was converted by Olly Barkley as Bath grabbed a late draw with Saracens.

Saracens had recovered from 13-0 down to move 20-13 ahead but Bory saved the hosts when he took an inside pass from Barkley and managed to touch down.

Chris Malone was Bath's first-half try-scorer in their early glut of points but Tomas de Vedia and Richard Hill went over in Saracens' comeback.

Two Glen Jackson penalties looked enough for Sarries before Bory struck.

  • Bath coach Steve Meehan:
  • "We should have won that game but we were the victim of two poor decisions by our players and one by the ref for one of their tries.

    "We've had very good preparation this week but the lack of skill execution by us today caused us problems.

    "We have had the same players making the same errors all year."

  • Saracens director of rugby Alan Gaffney on Richard Hill's chances of playing for England in the World Cup:
  • "I've no doubt about it. You have only got to watch his games and the way he's been playing for the last couple of weeks. He has been outstanding.

    "It's not just what he does on the track but his persona in the team.

    "He may not have all the pace he had but the intelligence is there. He's still going through his rehab, it's fantastic the way he trains and amazing the way he's playing, where he's got to. At the moment it's a man management thing and we speak every day about it."

    Bath: Maddock; Walker, Fuimaono-Sapolu, Barkley, Bory; Malone, Williams; Barnes, Dixon, Stevens, Borthwick (capt), Short, Beattie, Lipman, Feaunati.
    Replacements: Hawkins, Jarvis, Lowe, Delve, Scaysbrook, Walshe, Berne.

    Saracens: Scarbrough; De Vedia, Penney, Sorrell, Ratuvou; Jackson, De Kock; Lloyd, Cairns, Visagie, Fullarton, Raiwalui (capt), Chesney, Hill, Skirving
    Replacements: Byrne, Johnston, Ryder, Gustard, Dickens, Taylor, Haughton.

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