A late rally – two tries in the last ten minutes – earned Wasps a losing bonus point as they were comprehensively beaten 39-26 by Bath in the Premiership.

Dai Young’s side had won five consecutive matches heading into the game at the Recreation Gorund, but they left having been firmly outclassed by a slick Bath side.

Small consolation for the black and golds came in the form of a losing bonus point through tries from Alapati Leiua, Nathan Hughes, Ben Jacobs and Alex Lozowski.

Earning a bonus point was a feat in itself considering Wasps trailed 39-12 with just seven minutes of the contest remaining.

Jacobs crashed over after 73 minutes when he collected a pass from Josh Bassett and went over near the posts to set-up Lozowski for the conversion.

Two minutes later the fly-half went over himself having produced a scintillating run to earn Wasps a point for their troubles.

Bath had taken control of the contest after just ten minutes when they were rewarded for turning down a kickable penalty and instead kicking for the corner as Francois Louw bundled over following the lineout.

The visitors responded 15 minutes later when Hughes ran through a gap in the Bath defence and teed up Leiua for their first try.

Ford then kicked a 40-yard penalty before Semesa Rokodugani scored after picking the ball up a few metres inside the Wasps half – despite the best efforts of Bassett.

Fly-half Ford added the extras and another penalty to make the score 20-5 at the break.

Five minutes after the restart Bath strengthened their grip on the game further when Sam Burgess ran in under the posts to score his first try since switching codes.

Young’s side hit back after 53 minutes when Hughes pounced on a loose ball to go over in the corner, with Goode’s conversion making the score 27-12.

Matt Banahan and Ollie Devoto ran in further tries for the home side as they racked up a bonus point as Bath held an imperious 39-12 lead with 14 minutes left in the match.

Wasps late rally gave them a precious bonus point, but little else, as they stay fourth in the Aviva Premiership.