Rugby - Bath book quarter-final spot

Bath squeezed past Agen 19-16 in Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Four to secure their place in the quarter-finals.

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Tom Heathcote's penalty settled a tense clash at the Recreation Ground to extend Bath's 14-game unbeaten record in this tournament

It put the gloss on a mixed afternoon for the young fly-half who missed a string of kicks before landing two decisive penalties in the second half.

Heathcote traded early penalties with opposite number Raphael Lagarde before Wales prop Paul James scored Bath's only try for a 13-9 lead at half-time.

Lagarde was shown a yellow card on the 44th minute. Heathcote extended Bath's slender lead only for Agen to tie the scores through No 8 Uelenitoni Fono before striking the winner to secure top spot in Pool 4.

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