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‘Confused’ Stuart Hooper questions refereeing as Bath Rugby go down to Bristol Bears

An animated Stuart Hooper blasted the refereeing officials after his Bath side were battered in the scrum at Ashton Gate to lose 25-20 to Bristol Bears.

Despite the return of England international tighthead Will Stuart, Bath were second best in the scrum for almost the entirety of the titanic Premiership battle between two sides without a win heading into Round Three of the league, but top four ambitions.

Despite the result, Bath produced their best display of the season scoring a brace of tries through Will Muir and a single score from Semesa Rokoduguni, however, it was a try that was ruled out that had Bath director of rugby Hooper boiling over after the match.

“They are big moments in the game, I can see them on the monitor in front of me the same as someone in the [TMO] truck has got a monitor, I don’t understand why it isn’t being looked at.

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Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper looks on