Anthony Watson’s 85th-minute converted try cumulative Bath a thespian win over Wasps in a European Champions Cup.
With new England trainer Eddie Jones watching, Rob Miller’s try looked adequate for Wasps after Jonathan Joseph and Matt Banahan crossed for Bath.
But Wasps mislaid dual group to a sin-bin in a final mins as they attempted to urge a five-point lead.
Watson’s measure in a dilemma followed by George Ford’s formidable acclimatisation handed Bath victory.
Pool Five leaders Wasps are now usually dual points forward of Bath, who have played one diversion fewer, with reigning champions Toulon a serve 4 points behind after their 24-9 win over Leinster.
Despite outscoring a hosts 3 tries to one, Bath were not during their teeming best, and frequently relied on a martial rearguard to keep Wasps usually metres divided from a try-line.
But it was a Wasps counterclaim that was scrambling in a final mins and, after losing Lorenzo Cittadini and George Smith to a sin-bin, Bath were means to take possession from an uncontested scrum and tee adult Watson.
Daly’s day entrance with England?
Amid a drama, England conduct manager Jones, who also watched Exeter’s extensive win over Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, saw countless Englishmen make cases to be enclosed in his initial patrol in January.
Joseph’s try, after collecting a lax round when Tom Ellis tackled Ruaridh Jackson, was a sign of a centre’s scintillating gait and consultant finishing ability.
Earlier, Banahan, who won a many new of his 16 Test caps 5 years ago, total tremendously with Nikola Matawalu to measure after James Haskell had relinquished possession.
Wasps’ Elliot Daly stood out, enhancing his flourishing repute and dire his England claims.
With Exeter’s Henry Slade injured, there is an opening during centre for subsequent year’s Six Nations, and Daly’s aggressive animation and sharp flitting will make him a tantalizing choice to Joseph in a series 13 shirt.
The 23-year-old’s well-timed pass enabled Miller to cranky after countryman Joe Launchbury – glorious during close – done belligerent by a opening down a other side of a pitch.
Jones will also have left a Ricoh Arena with a picture of England fly-half Ford display a haughtiness to flog a acclimatisation that grasped an doubtful feat for a visitors.
Wasps: Miller; Tagicakibau, Daly, Jacobs, Piutau; Jackson, Simpson; Mullan, Johnson, Cooper-Woolley; Launchbury, Davies; Haskell, G. Smith, N. Hughes.
Replacements: Leiua for Jacobs (68), Gopperth for Jackson (59), Robson for Simpson (71), McIntyre for Mullan (67), Cittadini for Cooper-Woolley (48), Gaskell for Davies (64), Jones for N. Hughes (71).
Not Used: Shervington.
Sin bin: Cittadini (79), G. Smith (80).
Bath: Watson; Rokoduguni, Joseph, K. Eastmond, Banahan; Ford, Matawalu; Lahiff, Batty, Wilson; Ellis, Attwood; Garvey, Louw, Denton.
Replacements: Priestland for K. Eastmond (71), Homer for Banahan (65), Catt for Lahiff (55), Webber for Batty (55), Thomas for Wilson (41), Houston for Ellis (13), Ewels for Denton (59).
Not Used: Cook.
Referee: Jerome Garces (France).