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Re-live the drama or watch it unfold for the first time right here. Charles Piutau breaks past Bath's Matt Gallagher (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)21:32John EvelyMore to come - check back in later Bristol Bears player ratings Bath Rugby player ratings Injury updates Reaction from DoRs Highlights 21:23KEY EVENTMATCH REPORT - Ellis Genge stars in fairy tale homecoming as Bristol Bears beat Bath RugbyEllis Genge cemented his place in Bristol Bears folklore on his homecoming with two tries as the Bears began from behind to claim a 31-29 victory over derby rivals Bath Rugby at Ashton Gate.
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Get the full player ratings right here. Piers Francis of Bath Rugby (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)06:33KEY EVENTBristol Bears player ratings - 10/10 for debutantSouth West rugby writer John Evely takes a closer look at the individual performances from the Bristol Bears players in the club's derby win. Get the full ratingsMagnus Bradbury of Bristol Bears goes over to score against Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)22:59KEY EVENTFULL HIGHLIGHTSRugby fans were understandably left disappointed the epic derby match between Bristol Bears and Bath Rugby wasn't televised live but Premiership Rugby have moved quickly to make a full highlights package available for free on the official league website.
"I am incredibly proud of the effort of all the players, to come away, 24 hours later than planned and then lose to a missed drop kick with the last play of the game, you can't really ask for more. "Johann van Graan, Bath hea of rugby (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:23John EvelyMatch actionMagnus Bradbury celebrates after scoring Bristol Bears' second try against Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Bristol Bears' Luke Morahan squares up to Bath's Cameron Redpath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)Charles Piutau breaks past Bath's Matt Gallagher (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)19:35John EvelyEllis Genge post matchThanks for everyone for making me feel so welcome.
31-2978 minsJohn EvelyTRY - Bristol BearsIt doesn't matter how far out they are. The Bears pack, plus most of the backs power over for Will Capon to touch down. 29-2977 minsJohn EvelyKick to the cornerBath concede a penalty after Bristol regather the ball from the kick off. AJ MacGinty kicks to about 10m out. His pack would love to be closer.
Bath looked to be heading towards what would have been a famous victory but a late try from Will Capon which was converted by an ice-cool AJ MacGinty with less than a minute to play; but there was still time for more drama as Bath fly-half Piers Francis pushed a long-range drop goal narrowly to the left of the uprights with the final play of the game. Get the full story. Ellis Genge of Bristol Bears celebrates after beating Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:42John EvelyOfficial attendance22, 02120:41John EvelyGenge leads the Bath celebrations20:39John EvelyJohann van Graan in deep conversation with Bath owner Bruce Craig and former player Francois Louw https://twitter. com/JohnEvely_BPost/status/156867446920337817820:38John EvelyNiall Annett tweets apology following red cardHe Tweeted:"Just want to apologise to everyone associated with Bath Rugby.. Not how I saw my first game going and deeply embarrassed and disappointed in myself.
"We came here to win an if that last drop goal goes a few metres to the right it is a totally different story. Bristol are one of the top teams in the Premiership but we are never going to be happy with anything but a win. I am gutted. "We said you will see improvement and you certainly saw that from the team today, they stuck to the plan. "We conceded early but mentally we got three points straight back and responded. "Every game in the Premiership is close and you have got to turn up every weekend. That is one game gone, we have 23 to go and I would say we have a plan which we are going to follow and we go bak to zero and start again.
Your number will not be used for any purpose other than to update you on all things Bristol Bears. 07:30KEY EVENTBristol Bears injury latestBarring a few dumps and brusies a happy Bears director of rugby Pat Lam gave his side a clean bill of health post match. Lam said: "We are all good. The boys are pretty fit and slowly and surely other guys will come back into the reckoning, we are in really good shape. "There are obviously bumps and bruises but the game was slow, really slow for us as Bath slowed it all down. "07:16KEY EVENTBath Rugby player ratings from Bristol Bears defeat: 'A masterclass' with scores from 10-0Despite the defeat at Ashton Gate, South West rugby writer John Evely was very encouraged by Bath's display.
Players, staff, fans and everyone else associated, sorry for my actions. "20:35John EvelyPat Lam reaction "We got five points. "At the end of the day no one is going to remember all the niggle and other stuff about what happened in this game. I told them at half time to forget the niggle and go out and get the five points and this will go in the history books. "We haven't lost to these guys here at Ashton Gate and this is another one for the record books. Pat Lam, Bristol Bears Director of Rugby celebrates after a derby win over Bath (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)20:30John EvelyReaction from Bath head of rugby Johann van Graan "I am gutted.
And by that margin games are won and lost. 31-2980 minsJohn EvelyOne last change for BathBristol have knocked on the ball from the kick off and I think it was Charles Piutau of all people. Bath have a scrum 25m out and right in the middle of the field. 31-2979 minsJohn EvelyCONVERSION - Bristol BearsAJ MacGinty dissects the posts from 10m in from the right touchline. Nerves of steel. Bristol lead.
Ellis Genge like something from Greek mythology. Bath competitive and hard to beat. Plenty for new head of rugby Johann van Graan to hang his hat on. 19:31KEY EVENTFULL TIME Bristol Bears 31 Bath Rugby 29 80+1 minsJohn EvelyDROP GOAL MISSED - BathThe scrum is stable and not going anywhere so Bath have to go out the back. With nothing on Piers Francis goes for a 37m drop goal. The strike is clean but the kick just goes narrowly wide.
Sometimes you get a feeling like you can't be stopped and that is what it felt like tonight. We got there by the skin of our teeth, we have a lot to work on if we want to win a championship. 19:33John EvelyStay tunedFull reaction to come. 19:32John EvelyGame reflectionsAn epic for the ages. Emotion, heroes, drama, everything you want from a derby. Bristol slightly lucky but full of character to stay in the fight and come back.
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