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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 26 v 10 Newport Gwent Dragons

19 October 2013, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
Amlin Cup

Newport Gwent Dragons

18 October 2013, 12:00pm

Abendanon back to captain Bath Rugby

Nick Abendanon will make his first appearance of the season tomorrow, as he leads Bath Rugby out to take on Newport Gwent Dragons in Round Two of the Amlin Challenge Cup at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.00.

The fullback slots in at the back, with Academy winger Richard Lane making his return from injury on one wing, and Tom Biggs lining up on the other. Matt Banahan is also back in the side, partnering Gavin Henson in the midfield. Martin Roberts continues at scrum-half, joining Tom Heathcote in the half-backs.

In the pack, international props Anthony Perenise and David Wilson continue either side of Ross Batty, with Will Spencer and Ryan Caldwell continuing where they left off against Bordeaux in the second row. Will Skuse and Alafoti Fa'osiliva start on the blind and openside flanks respectively, with Carl Fearns completing the scrum at number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Newport

15. Nick Abendanon ( c )
14. Richard Lane
13. Matt Banahan
12. Gavin Henson
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Martin Roberts
1. Anthony Perenise
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Will Spencer
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Will Skuse
7. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
8. Carl Fearns


16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Paul James
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Stuart Hooper
20. Mat Gilbert
21. Peter Stringer
22. George Ford
23. Jonathan Joseph


19 October 2013
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby


Newport Gwent Dragons

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Nick Abendanon15Daniel Evans FB
1 W Richard Lane14Will Harries W 2
1 C Matthew Banahan13Adam Hughes C 1
C Gavin Henson12Ross Wardle C 1
W Tom Biggs11Hallam Amos W
5 2 FH Tom Heathcote10Jason Tovey FH 1 1
SH Martin Roberts9Richie Rees SH
1 P Anthony Perenise1Owen Evans P
H Ross Batty2Hugh Gustafson H
P Dave Wilson3Dan Way P
L Will Spencer4Matthew Screech L
L Ryan Caldwell5Robert Sidoli L
FL Will Skuse6Netani Talei FL
FL Alafoti Faosiliva7Lewis Evans FL
8 Carl Fearns8Toby Faletau 8 1


rh Eusebio Guinazu16Elliott Dee rh
rp Paul James17Phil Price rp
rp Juan Pablo Orlandi18Francisco Nahuel Tetaz rp 1
r8 Stuart Hooper19Andrew Coombs r8
1 rfl Mathew Gilbert20Jevon Groves rfl
rsh Peter Stringer21Jonathan Evans rsh 1
15 9 1 rfh George Ford22Kristopher Burton rfh 6 1
2 rc Jonathan Joseph23Lewis Robling rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
10/11/12 Bath Rugby 36 - 15 Newport Gwent Dragons
15/10/11 Newport Gwent Dragons 16 - 46 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
12/10/13 Bordeaux Begles 6 - 15 Bath Rugby
04/10/13 Sale Sharks 19 - 13 Bath Rugby
28/09/13 Bath Rugby 33 - 18 London Irish

Newport Gwent Dragons form guide

Date Home Score Away
11/10/13 Newport Gwent Dragons 50 - 8 Mogliano
03/02/13 London Welsh 14 - 42 Newport Gwent Dragons
26/01/13 Newport Gwent Dragons 18 - 14 Ospreys

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 10
Points George Ford 219
Conversions George Ford 49
Minutes Leroy Houston 1667

Newport Gwent Dragons dangermen

Tries Jonathan Evans 3
Points Tom Prydie 24
Conversions Rhys Jones 6
Minutes Ashton Hewitt 306