London Wasps v Bath Rugby Saturday 29th December
� London Wasps are still not on top form but shared the points with a draw at Bristol last Saturday. They stay in 8th position in the league.
� They have played 4 home matches this season winning 2 and losing 2. They have beaten Newcastle and London Irish and lost to Leicester at Adams Park and lost to Saracens at Twickenham.
� Bath continued their good form with a decisive 41-10 victory against Leeds at the Rec last Saturday. They remain 2nd in the table but are now level on points with Gloucester.
� They were the only team in the league to gain a 4 try bonus point last weekend.
� This victory meant they are now unbeaten at home in the Guinness Premiership throughout 2007. Their last defeat at the Rec was on 18th November 2006 by Bristol.
� They have now won their last 6 matches in the Guinness Premiership.
� Bath have played 3 matches away from home this season winning at Newcastle and London Irish and losing at Leicester.
� London Wasps and Bath have met 22 times in league rugby since 1996.
� The teams are very evenly matched having won 10 games each with 2 drawn.
� Last season both matches went with home advantage.
� London Wasps have won 6 from 11 at home with 1 game resulting in a draw.
Trends and Trivia
� London Wasps have the joint worst disciplinary record this season with their players receiving 5 yellow cards.
� Bath have the joint best disciplinary record and have yet to receive a yellow card this season.
� London Wasps have won more scrums,80 from 89, than any other side in the Guinness Premiership this season.
� Matt Banahan scored 3 tries for Bath against Leeds last Saturday. Only the second player after Lesley Vainikolo on the opening day of the season to score a hat trick.
� Matt Banahan at 6ft 7in is the tallest back playing in the Guinness Premiership.
� Bath are still dominating teams in the first 20 minutes of matches and have now scored 67 and only conceded 12 in the first quarter in their 8 matches, scoring 8 tries without conceding one.
� They have also scored the most points in the league in the last 20 minutes with 72, but also conceded 32.
� Bath have the best defensive record in the Guinness Premiership this season conceding only 133 points.
� Only one forward, London Irish hooker David Paice, has scored a try against Bath this season.
� Danny Cipriani has scored most points for London Wasps this season with 67.
� He is also their top tryscorer with 3.
� Shaun Berne tops Bath's points scored this season with 63.
� Matt Banahan now has 6 tries to his credit, 1 behind Vainikolo.
- Olly Barkley has kicked 12 goals from 13 attempts this season, a success rate of 92.31%.