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RUGBY: Bath 53 Bucharest Wolves 8
8:09pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in Sport
SCOTLAND international Jack Cuthbert helped himself to a hat-trick as Bath made it six out of six in Amlin Challenge Cup Pool Four with a routine 53-8 victory over Bucharest Wolves at the Recreation Ground.
The home side became the first team to post a perfect record in the pool stage this season as they piled on the points to underline their qualification for the quarter-finals.
They scored nine tries in all, with Cuthbert crossing twice in the opening half to give his side a 24-3 interval lead.
Cuthbert banked the bonus point with his second and Bath's fourth after just 27 minutes, Wiltshire hooker Tom Dunn getting the try scoring underway after 13 minutes before Bath were awarded a penalty try by referee Laurent Cardona.
Horacio Agulla got their fifth after the break and at least the Wolves got some reward with the ball in hand with scrum-half Grigoras Diaconescu going over the home line.
But Nick Koster and Chris Cook crossed before Cuthbert completed his hat-trick with Bath's eighth.
There was still time for Will Skuse to take their tournament tally of tries to a hugely impressive 37 in their pursuit of more European glory.
Bath are one of three English clubs through to the quarter-finals, joining Wasps and Gloucester, and will be the top-ranked team with 29 points.
The five pool winners will be joined by three runners-up from the Heineken Cup in the last eight, but by virtue of their high finish, Bath will avoid the big guns.
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