Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 2: NG Dragons 13-30 Bath

Bath's Micky Young
Bath's Micky Young

Bath secure an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final place with this comfortable bonus point victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in Pool 2.

The West Country side cruised to a 27-6 lead, recording a bonus point for their fourth try before half-time.

Scrum-half Micky Young, wing Tom Biggs, flanker Mathew Gilbert and number eight Leroy Houston all crossed for the tries for the visitors at Rodney Parade.

Flanker Nic Cudd managed a consolation try for the Dragons.

Bath fly-half Tom Heathcote landed 10 points with boot, while his the Dragons replacement fly-half Steffan Jones kicked two penalties and a conversion for the home side.

The Welsh side are now out of the second tier competition in Europe.


NG Dragons: Dan Evans; Matthew Pewtner, Ross Wardle, Ashley Smith, Tom Prydie; Jason Tovey, Richie Rees; Owen Evans, T Rhys Thomas, Nathan Buck, Andrew Coombs (capt), Rob Sidoli, Jevon Groves, Toby Faletau, Nic Cudd.

Replacements: Elliot Dee, Hugh Gustafson, Dan Way, Matthew Screech, Ieuan Jones, Luc Jones, Steffan Jones, Pat Leach.

Bath: Anthony Watson; Richard Lane, Gavin Henson, Ollie Devoto, Tom Biggs; Tom Heathcote, Micky Young; Paul James (capt), Eusebio Guinazu, Juan Pablo Orlandi, Dominic Day, Ryan Caldwell, Mat Gilbert, Leroy Houston, Carl Fearns.

Replacements: Ross Batty, Anthony Perenise, Kane Palma-Newport, Matt Garvey, Guy Mercer, Martin Roberts, Jonathan Joseph, Matt Banahan.

Referee: Laurent Cardona (France)

Assistant referees: Mourad Zitouni (France), Laurent Amic (France)

Fourth official: Stuart Vaudin (Wales)