Fly-half Owen Williams holds nerve as Gloucester seal last-gasp victory over Bath in West Country derby

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Owen Williams successfully kicked a last-gasp conversion (Source: Getty)

Gliucester fly-half Owen Williams expressed his relief after holding his nerve to kick his side to a 22-21 victory in the West Country derby against Bath with a last-gasp conversion.

Lock Ed Slater clattered over the line five minutes into additional time, leaving Williams to covert the pivotal place kick and clinch the Cherry and Whites’ first away win in the Premiership since March.

The lead changed hands five times in an enthralling encounter at The Rec, with Bath wing Semesa Rokoduguni and Gloucester skipper Willi Heinz scoring two tries apiece. Victory moved Gloucester to eighth, while Bath are fourth.

“I know how big of a kick it was, but it was just important to control my processes and as soon as I saw it going through the posts, I let out a big scream,” said Williams.

Leicester, meanwhile, took full advantage and climbed to third after defeating Newcastle 30-13 at Kingston Park. England internationals Ben Youngs and Jonny May were among the try-scorers for the Tigers.

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