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Coach Brad Davis hails two-try debutant Semesa Rokoduguni after Bath win

Last Updated: 10/11/12 5:50pm

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Semesa Rokoduguni: Army, and now try-scoring Bath star

Semesa Rokoduguni: Army, and now try-scoring Bath star

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Bath first-team coach Brad Davis saluted soldier Semesa Rokoduguni after he scored two tries on his debut.

Bath first-team coach Brad Davis saluted soldier Semesa Rokoduguni after he scored two tries on his debut in the 36-15 win over Newport Gwent-Dragons in the LV=Cup.

Fijian Rokoduguni, of the Royal Tank Regiment, scored his first just eight minutes into his Bath bow, and added a second in the second half.

Davis said: "Semesa has only been with us two or three weeks, but he looked pretty dangerous in the first half and he took his try well.

"He has impressed in our United (second XV) games and gives us much-needed depth in the back line and some versatility. He's a good addition to our squad."

Scrum coach Neil Hatley was not quite so impressed with Bath's failure to score four tries and add a valuable bonus point.

Hatley said: "It was important to get the win but we're not really satisfied with a lot of the accuracy in portions of the game. We looked good in parts but we are probably disappointed that we left a bonus point try out there.

"We didn't really complete what we tried to do. Teams will try to stop you scoring, but we've got to be better than that. We've got to be more accurate in those phases to come away with the tries."

Dragons head coach Darren Edwards fielded a young, experimental side, and was happy enough with the performance, if not the score.

He said: "You'll always be judged on results, but for us coming here today we had to look at our performance and aspects of it.

"We had a good step up in many areas, which pleases me. There are small steps to get us back on track and we took some of those. I thought all the young players put in really good performances."

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