Sep 20, 2014 at 3.15pm UK at ​The Recreation Ground
BathBath Rugby
Leicester Tigers
Rokoduguni (8'), Joseph (17'), Eastmond (46'), Woodburn (65'), Stringer (73')

Result: David Mele sent off as Bath crush Leicester Tigers

Bath cruise to a 45-0 win over Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership as David Mele is sent off.

Leicester Tigers finished their Aviva Premiership match against Bath with 14 men as David Mele was sent off in their 45-0 thrashing at the Recreation Ground.

Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath scores the opening try past Vereniki Goneva of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

Semesa Rokoduguni and Jonathan Joseph got the hosts off to a bright start, both scoring tries inside the opening 20 minutes.

George Ford had a solid first half with the boot, converting both tries as well as adding two penalties and a drop goal to send Bath to a 23-0 lead.

The home side continued to dominate after the break, as Kyle Eastmond dived over following a quick counter-attack by Bath, while Peter Stringer and Olly Woodburn also got themselves on the scoresheet.

Things got worse for the visitors in the final minutes as Mele was dismissed for a stamp on Rob Webber.

The result moves Bath to the top of the table, while Leicester sit fourth.

Matt Banahan of Bath charges upfield during the Amlin Challenge Cup pool two match between Bath and Rugby Mogliano at the Recreation Ground on December 14, 2013
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