5 Pennell – made a fine break midway through the first half but was far from his best, making some handling errors and was left rooted to his spot by Davis for his try.

5 Howe – a surging run from deep just after the break was the wing’s brightest moment as he struggled to sparkle and was crunched by Stuart late on.

7 Lawrence – was a real focal point to Warriors’ attack and after being ruled out a try for a double movement he touched down for a well-deserved score.

6 Butler – started really brightly as he released Lawrence following a superb break and offload but was forced off with an ankle issue just 15 minutes in.

5 Nanai – a mixed bag from the wing who made defensive mistakes but showed glimpses of his skills and only a sensational last-ditch tackle denied him a length-of-the-field score.

5 Weir – like a lot of Warriors’ players, the fly-half got better as the match wore on, landing two conversions but was a little rusty with his distribution.

7 Hougaard – sparked a number of attacks with sniping runs off set-pieces and was on hand to score Warriors’ fourth and final try when shifted to the wing.

6 Black – an interesting afternoon for the prop who ended up at tighthead following Warriors’ double injury blow, but the scrum creaked.

5 Annett – was solid at the set-piece, landing all his throws but crucially missed a tackle on Homer in the lead up to Chudley’s early score.

6 Schonert – did little wrong before his match came to an end early in the second half when he sustained a worrying ankle injury and had to be helped off.

6 Kitchener – produced a nice offload to set up Mama for his score and was pretty solid in most departments of his game before making way.

7 Fatialofa – after a sloppy start the lock got stuck in, making some strong carries, landing big hits and was involved in the build-up to Hougaard’s late score.

7 Mama – things did not always go his way but was industrious, grafting away at the breakdown with some rewards and took his try really well.

6 Lewis – looked sharp in attack and was stopped just short of the try-line before Mama went over but was sin-binned for not releasing as Warriors’ penalty count rose.

8 DU PREEZ – a dominant display by the number eight who produced a try-saving tackle and was destructive going forward. My man of the match.

Replacements: Palframan (Schonert 47), Bower 5 (Palframan 49), Hill 7 (Du Preez 50), Miller 6 (Annett 55), Clegg 5 (Kitchener 55), Shillcock 6 (Weir 64), Heaney (Nanai 68).

Referee: S Harding.

Attendance: 12,666.

Bath: Homer; Davies, Clark, Wright, Brew; Priestland (Burns 40), Chudley (Green 40 (de Glanville 42); Obano (Boyce 40), Batty (Dunn 48), Judge (Stuart 49), McNally (Stooke 16), Ewels (Davies 74), Williams, Bayliss, Mercer.


3-0: Priestland penalty, 5mins.

8-0: Chudley try, 8mins.

10-0: Priestland conv, 9mins.

15-0: Davis try, 17mins.

17-0: Priestland conv, 18mins.

22-0: Stooke try, 29mins.

24-0: Priestland conv, 30mins.

24-5: Mama try, 37mins 24-7: Weir conv, 38mins.

Half-time: Bath 24-7 Worcester Warriors.

24-12: Lawrence try, 62mins.

24-14: Weir conv, 63mins.

31-14: Penalty try, 68mins.

YELLOW: Lewis (Warriors), 76mins.

36-14: Brew try, 78mins.

36-19: Hill try, 79mins.

36-21: Shillcock conv, 79mins.

36-26: Hougaard try, 80mins.

36-28: Shillcock conv, 80mins.

Full-time: Bath 36-28 Worcester Warriors.