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Bath Reduced To 11 Players As Worcester Claim Last-Gasp Win

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Worcester Warriors have claimed a vital victory at home as they overcame Bath 21-19 at Sixways. 

In what was a bizarre end to the game, the away side were reduced to 11 men as discipline went completely out the window.

Bath were leading 19-3 at halftime but they were pegged back to 19-11 when Bryce Heem crossed for a try and Duncan Weir added a penalty.

After 64 minutes, Ross Batty received a red card for a neck roll. Weir kicked three more points to reduce the deficit to 19-14.

With the clock in the red and after a series of scrums from just five metres out, a series of conceded penalties eventually told when replacement tighthead prop Max Lahiff was sent to the bin.

Bath Worcester

A few minutes later, replacement loosehead Lucas Noguera Paz was sent to the bin as Bath conceded another penalty at the scrum.

With the original props who started the game now back on the field, the visitors desperately tried to keep Worcester out with just 12 men on the field.

The ball was eventually played from the scrum but then Bath saw another yellow for offside as Aled Brew was sent to the bin.

With Bath now down to 11 men, the ball was sent wide to Heem who had the overlap to get the try which tied the game.

With 95 minutes on the clock, Weir nailed the conversion to give the Warriors a 21-19 victory.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter