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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 21 v 16 Exeter Chiefs

30 November 2013, KO 15:15

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Exeter Chiefs

29 November 2013, 12:02pm

Agulla and Louw return to face Chiefs

Horacio Agulla and Francois Louw return to the Bath Rugby starting line-up for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash with Exeter Chiefs at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.15.

They return to Bath's Premiership campaign following international duties with Argentina and South Africa respectively.

Agulla lines up on the opposite wing to Matt Banahan, with Ollie Devoto and Jonathan Joseph continuing their midfield partnership. Anthony Watson is selected at fullback, as George Ford combines with Peter Stringer in the half-backs once more.

Louw takes the starting openside shirt, forming a powerful back-row trio alongside Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston. Dominic Day partners Dave Attwood in the engine room, with the unchanged front-row of Nathan Catt, Rob Webber and David Wilson completing the scrum.

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Anthony Watson
14. Horacio Agulla
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Nathan Catt
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Dominic Day
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw ( c )
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Paul James
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Carl Fearns
21. Martin Roberts
22. Tom Heathcote
23. Nick Abendanon

Overview

30 November 2013
Ground open: 13.15
Kickoff: 15:15
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Exeter Chiefs

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Anthony Watson15Luke Arscott FB
1 W Horacio Agulla14Jack Nowell W
2 C Jonathan Joseph13Phil Dollman C 1 1
C Ollie Devoto12Jason Shoemark C
3 W Matthew Banahan11Matt Jess W
33 2 14 1 FH George Ford10Gareth Steenson FH 11 28
SH Peter Stringer9Dave Lewis SH
P Nathan Catt1Ben Moon P
1 H Robert Webber2Jack Yeandle H
P Dave Wilson3Hoani Tui P
L Dominic Day4Dean Mumm L 5
2 L Dave Attwood5Damian Welch L 2
2 FL Matthew Garvey6Tom Johnson FL
FL Francois Louw7Ben White FL 4
8 Leroy Houston8David Ewers 8

Replacements

rh Ross Batty16Chris Whitehead rh
rp Paul James17Brett Sturgess rp
3 rp Anthony Perenise18Alex Brown rp
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Don Armand r8
rfl Carl Fearns20Kai Horstmann rfl
1 rsh Martin Roberts21Haydn Thomas rsh 1
7 1 7 rfh Tom Heathcote22Henry Slade rfh 1 1
rc Nick Abendanon23Ian Whitten rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
17/11/13 Bath Rugby 37 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
26/01/13 Bath Rugby 16 - 6 Exeter Chiefs
29/12/12 Exeter Chiefs 12 - 12 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
24/11/13 Wasps 5 - 28 Bath Rugby
17/11/13 Bath Rugby 37 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
08/11/13 Sale Sharks 20 - 27 Bath Rugby

Exeter Chiefs form guide

Date Home Score Away
23/11/13 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 16 Saracens
17/11/13 Bath Rugby 37 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
09/11/13 Exeter Chiefs 19 - 5 Harlequins

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 6
Points George Ford 108
Conversions George Ford 21
Minutes Leroy Houston 870

Exeter dangermen

Tries Thomas Waldrom 8
Points Gareth Steenson 145
Conversions Gareth Steenson 23
Minutes Henry Slade 877