Brent burns Bath

Brent Russell was on fire against Bath, but the day was not as hot for Bok flyhalf Butch James.

Russell scored two tries in Saracens’ 26-20 win against Bath in the English premiership to again emphasise his attacking value, but James will in all likelihood miss the next six weeks because of injury.

James, in outstanding form for Bath, hurt his shoulder in scoring a try early on and the Bath management confirmed the seriousness of James’s injury.

Russell, meanwhile, proved brilliant with ball in hand, but not as effective in defence. The Pocket Rocket, starting at fullback for Saracens, scored two tries, but also coughed up one late in the game with ordinary defence. It has been the story of Russell’s season – lethal on attack, charitable on defence.