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Bath crush Warriors

South African flanker Francois Louw scored on his debut as Bath maintained their impressive progress in the LV= Cup with a seven-try 46-13 thrashing of Worcester which sees them top Pool 1 with a maximum return.

Tom Heathcote, Matt Banahan, Jack Cuthbert, Ben Skirving, Ollie Woodburn and Nick Abendanon also went over with Heathcote adding four conversions and a penalty.

Josh Drauniniu crossed for Worcester with Joe Carlisle booting two penalties and a conversion.

Hooker Dylan Hartley scored two tries as Northampton powered their way to a 32-22 bonus-point victory over a young Ospreys side at the Brewery Field in Bridgend.

Vasily Artemyev and Calum Clark added tries for the Saints with fly-half Ryan Lamb kicking 12 points.

Sonny Parker scored Ospreys' try with Matthew Morgan booting the rest of their points.

Fly-half Steffon Jones crowned an excellent goal-kicking performance with the 79th-minute penalty which snatched a last-gasp 30-29 victory for Newport Gwent Dragons in their LV= Cup match at Wasps.

Jones finished with a 20-point haul - four penalties, two drop goals and a conversion.

The winner came after Wasps' former Scotland full-back Hugo Southwell was sin-binned for obstructing Dragons winger Ifan Evans as he set off to chase his own kick towards the Wasps line.


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