Nov 7, 2015 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
London Irish
BathBath Rugby
Steele (26'), Mulchrone (51')
Houston (15'), Devoto (22'), Fa'osiliva (41'), Eastmond (43'), Priestland (69'), Matawalu (79')

Result: Bath score six against London Irish, Brendan McKibbin sent off for stamping

London Irish play most of the match with 14 men as they lose out to Bath 45-14, with Kyle Eastmond and Rhys Priestland both grabbing tries.

Bath have trounced London Irish, who played the majority of the match with 14 men, 45-14 at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon.

London Irish had Brendan McKibbin sent off with an hour of the game remaining in a feisty contest that also saw two yellow cards.

Rhys Priestland got the first points of the game with a Bath penalty after five minutes, before Leroy Houston rumbled over from a lineout to score the game's first try.

Priestland grabbed the conversion from out wide to take an early 10-point lead, but Bath found themselves down to 14 men after Alafoti Fa'osiliva was sin-binned for a high tackle.

The ill discipline continued and Irish scrum half McKibbin received a red card after he was deemed to have stamped on Henry Thomas.

Bath's Matt Banahan looks to break through the London Irish defence during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Bath Rugby at The Madejski Stadium on November 07, 2015 in Reading, England.© Getty Images

Ollie Devoto took advantage of the broken field to smash through midfield and score for Bath, as replacement scrum-half Scott Steele finally sniped to get Irish a score with 13 minutes of the half remaining.

Shane Geraghty added the conversion, before finding himself on the end of a late tackle by Devoto which earned the centre a yellow card.

Fa'osiliva and Kyle Eastmond both added tries after the break, with Tom Homer converting both, before Irish hit back through Fergus Mulchrone's try.

Priestland then grabbed a try for himself following good hands from a lineout, before Nikola Matawalu scored a sixth on the stroke of full time after collecting a Semesa Rokoduguni kick.

The win sees Bath move up to fifth in the Aviva Premiership, with London Irish sitting just above the relegation zone in 11th.

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