Bath 26-13 London Irish: Zach Mercer the man as Bath flex muscles

IT WAS a rampant Bath pack that spearheaded the side’s late tilt at the Premiership play-offs last season, and there are signs that the West Country forwards are hitting their groove just in time for a charge at European silverware.
Will Stuart and Charlie Ewels were just two of the Bath pack to deliver shifts of uncompromising muscularity, while Taulupe Faletau provided a masterclass in targeted endeavour at blindside.
But the stand-out performance was Zach Mercer’s. The No.8 made more carries and more yards than anyone else on the pitch, but his aura on the field transcended those impress...

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