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Stat attack: Bath Rugby 26-19 Bristol Bears

Thack attack, centurions and Bears' bonuses - check out the best of the match stats from Saturday's defeat to Bath at Twickenham.



Thack attack

Harry Thacker was the standout Bristol Bears player at Twickenham with an abrasive and industrious display in Saturday's derby clash.

The front-row dynamo made a game-high 20 carries for Pat Lam's side, piercing the Bath defence on a number of occasions and getting his hands on the ball in wider channels.

Thacker made an impressive 69 metres in the match, as well as completing 10 tackles

At the set-piece, the hooker was successful with all 12 of his throws before being replaced late on by Nick Fenton-Wells.

Pocket rocket.


Centurions

Dan Thomas' 71st-minute try was Bristol Bears 100th try in all competitions this season.

The flanker rounded off a well-worked handling move from Pat Lam's side, applying a neat finish in the left-hand corner after being released by Alapati Leiua.

It was Bristol's 45th try in the Gallagher Premiership this season, with 55 coming in the Premiership Cup and European Challenge Cup.

Ton.


Bears' bonuses

Bristol Bears' losing bonus-point at Twickenham was their 13th bonus-point of the season, the joint second most in the Gallagher Premiership along with Harlequins. Table-toppers Exeter Chiefs have 16.

Pat Lam's side have scored four tries six times in the league, and lost within seven on seven occasions to earn themselves some crucial league points.


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