Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Full-time: Bath 44-20 Gloucester
  2. Three tries for rampant Bath's Faletau
  3. Bath win keeps their top-four bid alive
  4. Gloucester's top-six chances ended

Live Reporting

By James Law

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. That's all for now

    FT: Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    Billy Burns

    A West Country derby with nine tries is not to be sniffed at.

    Bath have sealed a Champions Cup spot for next season but have kept their hopes of snatching the final play-off spot alive.

    They need a bonus-point win at Sale on the final day, and hope Leicester come away empty-handed from Worcester to take fourth place.

    We'll bring you updates on that and much more next weekend.

  2. Race for the top flight

    Championship play-offs

    Adam Williams

    BBC Sport at Castle Park

    It's all over at Castle Park, where promotion favourites London Irish have taken a massive step towards the final with a dominant first leg win at Doncaster.

    Irish scored six tries in all, with Aseli Tikoirotuma getting two of them.

    FT: Doncaster 3-35 London Irish

  3. The last stand

    It's first against third. It's sixth against seventh. The last round of fixtures are set up to be memorable.

    • Bristol v Newcastle
    • Gloucester v Exeter
    • Northampton v Harlequins
    • Sale v Bath
    • Wasps v Saracens
    • Worcester v Leicester
  4. 'We were a bit flat'

    FT: Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    Quote Message: We're disappointed with our performance here today. Emotionally we put so much into last week, maybe we were a bit flat. Defensively we were a little bit soft and credit to Bath, they took their opportunities. from Greig Laidlaw Glocuester captain
    Greig LaidlawGlocuester captain
  5. 'We still need a favour'

    FT: Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    Quote Message: We've been wanting to put in a performance in defence and attack, and we've done that today. Obviously we still need a favour from Worcester (to finish fourth) but all we've got to do is play our game and get enough points to be there if Leicester do slip up. from Taulupe Faletau Bath's hat-trick hero
    Taulupe FaletauBath's hat-trick hero
  6. Post update

    FT: Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    It's hard to believe that absolutely nothing happened in the first 20 minutes, yet we end with 64 points in all.

    Taulupe Faletau takes the headlines with his hat-trick, but several Bath players were on their game.

    Bath can still finish fourth if they win their last game and Leicester slip up, while Gloucester's hopes of a Champions Cup spot are over.

  7. Full-time

    Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    George Ford
  8. Post update

    Bath 44-20 Gloucester

    There are some very tired legs out there.

    David Halaifonua is sent through from the edge of the 22 and does the business.

    Greig Laidlaw converts, but it's just a consolation.

  9. Try (Halaifonua)

    Bath 44-18 Gloucester

  10. 'Faletau's been majestic'

    Bath 44-13 Gloucester

    Max Lahiff

    Bath prop on BBC Radio Bristol

    He has been really quite majestic. Simply put, he is so, so good at rugby.

    He's been dominating in defence and attack. The complete player.

  11. Post update

    Bath 44-13 Gloucester

    Everything looks under control in a ruck, but as the ball comes out Taulupe Faletau strolls over to complete his hat-trick.

    Magnificent work from the Wales and Lions man.

    Even the Gloucester Twitter account has used the word "miserable".

    No conversion this time for Bath.

  12. Try (Faletau hat-trick)

    Bath 44-13 Gloucester

  13. Post update

    Bath 39-13 Gloucester

    Charlie Sharples breaks clear for the visitors and feeds Jonny May, who now also has two tries.

    It's clever link-up play from two of Gloucester's experienced players.

    The conversion is missed.

  14. Try (May)

    Bath 39-13 Gloucester

    The game's exploded again...

  15. Kane Palma-Newport shines

    Bath 39-8 Gloucester

    Max Lahiff

    Bath prop on BBC Radio Bristol

    The Kane train stops for no man today. He's been awesome since he came on.

    Aled Brew has been dominant as well. Bath are rampant today.

  16. Post update

    Bath 39-8 Gloucester

    It's a second try of the afternoon for Bath number eight Taulupe Faletau, who will be part of the Lions squad this summer.

    Kane Palma-Newport made the try happen, and don't get me wrong it's more impressive play from the home side, but Gloucester have crumbled.

    Rhys Preisland is slightly off-target with the conversion but the home faithful probably don't care.

  17. Try (Faletau)

    Bath 39-8 Gloucester

    The Cherry and Whites are in disarray...

  18. Post update

    Bath 34-8 Gloucester

    Are we witnessing a man-of-the-match display from Bath's Kahn Fotuali'i?

    The Samoan has just played an exquisite no-look pass for his second assist of the half, allowing Robbie Fruean to run through and touch down unattended.

    Most importantly it's a crucial bonus-point try for the hosts, and Rhys Preistland converts.

    The scoreline is looking worse for Gloucester by the minute...

  19. Try (Fruean)

    Bath 32-8 Gloucester

  20. Post update

    Bath 27-8 Gloucester

    Motu Matu'u has belatedly been led off the field to get his head injury looked at - Richard Hibbard comes back on in his place.

    The Cherry and Whites are having more of this match now, but Bath are comfortable enough and have that big buffer in their favour.