Freddie Burns’ nightmare finish hands Toulouse victory over Bath

• Bath 20-22 Toulouse
• Burns’ misses late chance after celebrating too early

Professional sport is a trying business, but it is difficult to imagine a more psychologically traumatic experience than the one Freddie Burns endured in the space of three minutes here. He contrived in the dying minutes to miss as easy a pair of opportunities to win a match that sport can offer, let alone the professional variety.

Bath were trailing by two points with seven minutes to play when they were awarded a penalty in front of the posts. Burns stepped up but hit the post. Bad. But nothing compared to what followed.

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