Gloucester convert last gasp try for dramatic, narrow win over Bath

• Bath 21-22 Gloucester
• Owen Williams converts Ed Slater’s stoppage time try

People have plenty to say about modern rugby, not all of it complimentary. Endless rutting stag impressions on the gainline are not everyone’s idea of prime entertainment and neither is the body count. Thrilling gladiatorial finishes like this one, though, are impossible to resist and Gloucester’s last-gasp heist in the old Roman city will reverberate around the West Country for some time.

Bath will be gutted because the game had seemed up, a second try of the afternoon from Semesa Rokoduguni with four minutes left having appeared to have punished the visitors for several moments of tactical naivety. Instead it was merely the prelude to a compelling final act that had extended to eight added minutes by the time Owen Williams kicked the crucial conversion to Ed Slater’s dramatic injury-time try.

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