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RUGBY: Focus on Bath ahead of tomorrow's game against Harlequins

There are just three games left of the Premiership rugby season for Bath to finish in the top six places.

That would guarantee them qualification for Europe's premier competition, the Heineken Cup next season. It would represent a move in the right direction for a club that's failed to meet its goals in recent years but they've got an uphill task ahead

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Bath crash out of the European Challenge Cup

Bath's Jack Cuthbert beats Stade Francais' Waisea Vuidarvuwalu to score a consolation try at The Rec. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
  • BATH 20 - 36 STADE FRANCAIS

Bath's hopes of winning the European Challenge Cup - a competition they last won 5 years ago - were dashed by a strong Stade Francais team.

Star of the show was Fijian Waisea Vuidarvuwalu who scored two first half tries and had a hand in the others.

The French side led 20-3 at the break, so it was important for Bath to get an early second-half score. They did - from a penalty try.

But Stade weren't going to let the hosts back into the game. Hugo Bonneval restored their cushion, and the same player killed the game off when he crossed the line again just two minutes later.

The scoreline was made more respectable when Michael Claassens and Jack Cuthbert scored two late tries, but it's the Frenchmen who go through to the semi-final.

Yeovil hope to make the play offs

Yeovil Town are hoping to improve their chances of making the play offs.

The Glovers are hosting Shrewsbury at Huish Park tomorrow with League One's top scorer Paddy Madden looking to add to his tally of 22 goals so far. They'll be marking their tenth anniversary of their entry into the Football League. Manager Gary Johnson believes it's possible to make the next step.

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Gloucester's "must-win" game against Harlequins

Gloucester face the biggest and most decisive game of their season tomorrow night. They're up against defending Premiership champions, Harlequins, at Kingsholm.

And with just four regular-season games left to break into the play-offs, they have to win.

Here are Gloucester's Director of rugby, Nigel Davies, Freddie Burns and Mike Tindall, all talking about how much tomorrow's game means.

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