Bath

Worcester Warriors 25-46 Bath

Tries from flankers Paul Grant and Matt Garvey either side of half time put the visitors in control before England's Anthony Watson raced in to score.

David Denton, Joe Taufet'ee and Perry Humphreys all scored second-half tries for Worcester.

But lock James Phillips and two tries for Kahn Fotuali'i sealed Bath's winning bonus point.

After Rhys Priestland's opening two penalties inside the first 14 minutes, Chris Pennell got Warriors back in the game when he finally slotted one home from close to the halfway line having missed his first two attempts at goal.

Bath fined for releasing Faletau

Faletau was allowed to feature in a 24-22 victory over the Springboks at the Principality Stadium on December 2 despite the Test falling outside World Rugby's international window.

Bath had been aware that sanctions could be imposed for giving the number eight the green light to line up for his country.

The Premiership club on Wednesday confirmed they have been slapped with a fine and called for a change of regulations.

Bath suffer first defeat to impressive Tigers

Tries from Brendon O'Connor, Tom Youngs and Ed Slater helped the Tigers to a commanding victory at Welford Road, Owen Williams adding 17 points with the boot.

Semesa Rokoduguni and Tom Dunn crossed for Bath, but Todd Blackadder's men were ultimately well beaten as the hosts powered clear in the second half.

Leicester move up to fourth in the table, a point behind Bath and five shy of leaders Wasps.

Blackadder and Matson off to Bath

Blackadder who is leaving the Crusaders after eight years as head coach, has signed a three year deal with English club Bath.

Tabai Matson, who has been Blackadder's assistant at the Crusaders, is also joining him at Bath having signed a four year deal with the club.

Blackadder said while he would miss the Crusaders set-up and friendships, there were some things he certainly would not miss.