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The game finished 21-19 to Worcester .

Video shows Ross Batty's horrendous tackle in Worcester vs Bath tie

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Worcester Warriors were wheeling away in celebration after they completed the most unlikely of comebacks against Bath.

However, the match was turned on its head after Ross Batty turned Sam Lewis on his head too.

Footage on YouTube has been released showing the needles tackle from Batty, and he can really have no complaints that he saw red.

The tackle was horrific and serves as serious foul play prompting a blatant red card.

Batty locks Lewis by the neck and brings him over his shoulder leaving his head to clash against the surface followed shortly after his back.

Bath were in great shape too before the sending off. In fact, they lead 19-3 at the halfway mark.

Batty came on as a replacement after the first half and was on the pitch no longer than seven minutes before being sent packing.

This all-but spurred on a late surge from Worcester, who took full advantage of the extra man.

At some point it was even less than that as Max Lahiff, Lucas Noguera and Aled Brew were all sin-binned at some point throughout the ill-disciplined tie.

After a string of clear penalty offences, the Warriors kept their cool and were able to come out 21-19 winners.

The penalties were made to be punished by Duncan Weir who too scored the winning conversion 15 minutes into added time.

But most of the credit will deservedly be handed to Bryce Heem, who recorded two tries which allowed the final conversion and indeed the dramatic late win.

Bath coach Todd Blackadder revealed after the match that he hadn’t had chance to see the incident surrounding Batty, but understood that the opinions surrounding it were serious.

Worcester Warriors v Bath Rugby - Gallagher Premiership Rugby

The boos in the crowd all-but assured that the tackle was worthy of a red card.

"I haven't had a good chance to have a look at the replay of the red card, but if it was as dangerous as it sounds, then no problem at all. You just have to live with it,” said Blackadder

Topics:
Aviva Premiership
England Rugby
Rugby Union
Sam Lewis
Worcester Warriors
Ross Batty
Bath Rugby

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