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Wasps 23-25 Bath

Anthony Watson’s final-gasp attempt was his very first of the competition
European Champions Cup
Wasps (12) 23
Tries: Miller Pens: Jackson four, Daly, Gopperth
Bath (15) 25
Tries: Joseph, Banahan, Watson Cons: Ford two Pens: Ford two

Anthony Watson’s 85th-minute converted attempt secured Bath a dramatic win more than Wasps in the European Champions Cup.

With new England boss Eddie Jones watching, Rob Miller’s attempt looked adequate for Wasps soon after Jonathan Joseph and Matt Banahan crossed for Bath.

But Wasps lost two guys to the sin-bin in the final minutes as they attempted to defend a five-point lead.

Watson’s score in the corner followed by George Ford’s difficult conversion handed Bath victory.

Pool 5 leaders Wasps are now only two points ahead of Bath, who have played one particular game fewer, with reigning champions Toulon a additional 4 points behind right after their 24-9 win more than Leinster.

Match stats
Wasps Bath
600 Metres 438
145 Carries one hundred
104 Tackles 162
ten Penalties conceded 10

Regardless of outscoring the hosts 3 tries to a single, Bath have been not at their cost-free-flowing best, and regularly relied on a belligerent rearguard to hold Wasps only metres away from the try-line.

But it was the Wasps defence which was scrambling in the final minutes and, following losing Lorenzo Cittadini and George Smith to the sin-bin, Bath have been able to take possession from an uncontested scrum and tee up Watson.

Daly’s day coming with England?

New England head coach Eddie Jones watched the all-Premiership clash

Amid the drama, England head coach Jones, who also watched Exeter’s tremendous win more than Clermont Auvergne on Saturday, saw numerous Englishmen make instances to be integrated in his initial squad in January.

Joseph’s try, following collecting a loose ball when Tom Ellis tackled Ruaridh Jackson, was a reminder of the centre’s scintillating pace and expert finishing capacity.

Earlier, Banahan, who won the most recent of his 16 Test caps five years ago, combined tremendously with Nikola Matawalu to score right after James Haskell had relinquished possession.

BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan argued the England case for Daly and Launchbury, who play for her husband Kenny’s former team

Wasps’ Elliot Daly stood out, enhancing his expanding reputation and pressing his England claims.

With Exeter’s Henry Slade injured, there is an opening at centre for subsequent year’s Six Nations, and Daly’s attacking verve and slick passing will make him a tempting alternative to Joseph in the number 13 shirt.

The 23-year-old’s nicely-timed pass enabled Miller to cross soon after countryman Joe Launchbury – excellent at lock – made ground through a gap down the other side of the pitch.

Jones will also have left the Ricoh Arena with the image of England fly-half Ford showing the nerve to kick a conversion that grasped an unlikely victory for the guests.

Wasps: Miller Tagicakibau, Daly, Jacobs, Piutau Jackson, Simpson Mullan, Johnson, Cooper-Woolley Launchbury, Davies Haskell, G. Smith, N. Hughes.

Replacements: Leiua for Jacobs (68), Gopperth for Jackson (59), Robson for Simpson (71), McIntyre for Mullan (67), Cittadini for Cooper-Woolley (48), Gaskell for Davies (64), Jones for N. Hughes (71).

Not Used: Shervington.

Sin bin: Cittadini (79), G. Smith (80).

Bath: Watson Rokoduguni, Joseph, K. Eastmond, Banahan Ford, Matawalu Lahiff, Batty, Wilson Ellis, Attwood Garvey, Louw, Denton.

Replacements: Priestland for K. Eastmond (71), Homer for Banahan (65), Catt for Lahiff (55), Webber for Batty (55), Thomas for Wilson (41), Houston for Ellis (13), Ewels for Denton (59).

Not Utilized: Cook.

Attendance: 9,500

Referee: Jerome Garces (France).

UPDATE two-Bed Bath, Nordstrom, other individuals settle U.S. false labeling charges

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY.O) will pay $ 500,000, Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) will pay $ 360,000, J.C. Penney Co (JCP.N) will spend $ 290,000 and outside gear maker Backcountry.com LLC will spend $ 150,000 to settle, the Federal Trade Commission stated on Wednesday. None of the retailers admitted wrongdoing.

The FTC accused the retailers of marketing rayon goods such as dresses, socks, t-shirts, bath rugs, napkins and pillow shams as containing bamboo, despite having received warning letters from the agency in 2010 against doing that.

As opposed to rayon, bamboo is usually promoted as environmentally friendly due to the fact it grows rapidly and has tiny or no need to have for pesticides, the FTC has said.

In addition, some shoppers will spend much more for goods they think about great for the atmosphere.

“It is misleading to call bamboo that has been chemically processed into rayon merely ‘bamboo,'” Jessica Wealthy, director of the FTC’s customer protection bureau, mentioned in a statement.

“With customers in the midst of their vacation purchasing, it really is critical for them to know that textiles marketed as environmentally friendly options might not be as ‘green’ as they have been led to think,” she added.

The retailers have been accused of violating the federal Textile Fiber Items Identification Act and connected FTC rules.

Backcountry.com is controlled by private equity firm TSG Customer Partners.

Other retailers also received the FTC warning letter.

In Jan. 2013, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Macy’s Inc (M.N), Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) and women’s clothing retailer Leon Max Inc agreed to spend a combined $ 1.26 million to settle related FTC claims.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Wales forward Faletau to join Bath

Taulupe Faletau won his initial cap for Wales in 2011

Bath will sign Wales back-rower Taulupe Faletau from Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons at the finish of the season.

He had been set to join them in October but a move was blocked by Warren Gatland, his national team coach.

The Tonga-born 25-year-old has been capped 52 occasions by Wales, and represented the British and Irish Lions in the course of the 2013 tour of Australia.

Faletau, who has been with Dragons considering that 2009, played 4 instances as Wales reached the World Cup quarter-finals.

“The way Bath strategy the game suits my style of play,” he stated.

“The chance to function with Darren (Edwards, Bath first-group coach) again after performing so with Wales Below-20s and the Dragons was also too very good to turn down.”

Faletau has won three Six Nations titles and two Grand Slams. A Welsh Rugby Union statement