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Bath winger Will Muir scores brilliant nutmeg try

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Sunday Jan 7, 2024

One of English Rugby’s most ferocious rivalries is the West Country derby clash between Bath and Gloucester.

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Given the proximity of the two cities (50 miles) and the history of titanic clashes between the two sides, this year’s clash is one of the most anticipated fixtures on the two club’s calenders.

Through the first 50 minutes, there is little to choose between the two sides, with Bath leading 12 – 10.

It was Gloucester, however, who took the initiative with an early try and led 10 – 5 at halftime.

Getting back on level terms, Bath will have the individual brilliance of Will Muir to thank.

Taking the ball on the left-hand touchline, Muir had it all to do with two Gloucester defenders covering across.

In one of those brilliantly flukey rugby moments, Muir’s pinpoint grubber bounced right between the legs of Gloucester scrumhalf Caolan Englefield.

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The former Ireland U19 standout could do nothing but put his hands on his head as he watched Muir sprint after the ball.

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