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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 33 v 18 London Irish

28 September 2013, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

London Irish

27 September 2013, 11:58am

Attwood to captain Bath Rugby

Dave Attwood will captain Bath Rugby tomorrow as they take on Aviva Premiership rivals London Irish at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.00.

Attwood returns to the starting line-up and partners Dominic Day in the second row. Elsewhere in the pack, Paul James comes back to scrum down with Rob Webber and David Wilson, completing an all international front row. Matt Garvey is named on the blindside flank with Guy Mercer and Leroy Houston at openside and number eight respectively.

Peter Stringer and George Ford renew their half-back partnership, with Matt Banahan resuming his role on the wing opposite Semesa Rokoduguni, giving pace and power out wide. Kyle Eastmond returns to the side and partners Jonathan Joseph in an exciting midfield pairing, with the electric Anthony Watson continuing at fullback.

Tickets are still available for what promises to be a scintillating encounter between some of the fastest players in the league. Call the Bath Rugby Ticket Office now on 0844 448 1865 to book yours.

Bath Rugby team to face London Irish

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Dominic Day
5. Dave Attwood ( c )
6. Matt Garvey
7. Guy Mercer
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Anthony Perenise
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Stuart Hooper
20. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
21. Martin Roberts
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Tom Biggs

Overview

28 September 2013
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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London Irish

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Anthony Watson15Topsy Ojo FB
1 W Semesa Rokoduguni14Marland Yarde W 4
2 C Jonathan Joseph13Fergus Mulchrone C
C Kyle Eastmond12Eamonn Sheridan C
1 W Matthew Banahan11Alex Lewington W
8 8 1 FH George Ford10Shane Geraghty FH 2 1 2
SH Peter Stringer9Tomas O'Leary SH
P Paul James1Matt Parr P
1 H Robert Webber2David Paice H
P Dave Wilson3Leo Halavatau P
L Dominic Day4Nic Rouse L 1
1 L Dave Attwood5Jebb Sinclair L
FL Matthew Garvey6Declan Danaher FL
2 FL Guy Mercer7Kieran Low FL 1
8 Leroy Houston8Ofisa Treviranus 8

Replacements

rh Ross Batty16Jimmy Stevens rh
1 rp Anthony Perenise17John Yapp rp
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Jamie Hagan rp
r8 Stuart Hooper19Ian Gough r8
rfl Alafoti Faosiliva20Bryn Evans rfl
rsh Martin Roberts21Blair Cowan rsh
rfh Ollie Devoto22Myles Dorrian rfh
rc Tom Biggs23Darren Allinson rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
16/02/13 Bath Rugby 40 - 16 London Irish
22/09/12 London Irish 29 - 22 Bath Rugby
01/01/12 Bath Rugby 30 - 3 London Irish

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
22/09/13 Saracens 31 - 17 Bath Rugby
14/09/13 Bath Rugby 27 - 20 Leicester Tigers
06/09/13 Newcastle Falcons 0 - 21 Bath Rugby

London Irish form guide

Date Home Score Away
21/09/13 London Irish 23 - 29 Exeter Chiefs
14/09/13 Worcester Warriors 18 - 20 London Irish
07/09/13 London Irish 20 - 42 Saracens

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 6
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Leroy Houston 790

London Irish dangermen

Tries Blair Cowan 3
Points Shane Geraghty 88
Conversions Shane Geraghty 11
Minutes David Paice 579