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Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester Rugby 17 v 18 Bath Rugby

12 April 2014, KO 15:15

Kingsholm
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

11 April 2014, 11:57am

Bath Rugby change five for Kingsholm encounter

Bath Rugby have made five changes to the starting line-up that secured an Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final last weekend as they focus in on their Aviva Premiership derby clash with Gloucester Rugby on Saturday, kick-off 15.15.

Only one change is amongst the backs, with Kyle Eastmond reclaiming the inside centre shirt to partner the in-form Matt Banahan. Try-scoring flyers Semesa Rokoduguni and Horacio Agulla are named once more on the wings, with Nick Abendanon looking to maintain his scintillating form at fullback. The starting half-back pairing is Micky Young and George Ford.

Up front, the international duo of Paul James and David Wilson return either side of Ross Batty at hooker, with Dave Attwood being partnered in the second row by Club captain Stuart Hooper. Leroy Houston is given the number 8 shirt, with big-hitting Carl Fearns shifting to openside and the ubiquitous Matt Garvey retaining his place on the blindside.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester

15. Nick Abendanon 

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Matt Banahan

12. Kyle Eastmond

11. Horacio Agulla

10. George Ford

9. Micky Young

1. Paul James

2. Ross Batty

3. David Wilson

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Dave Attwood

6. Matt Garvey

7. Carl Fearns

8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn

17. Nathan Catt

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Dominic Day

20. Guy Mercer

21. Peter Stringer

22. Gavin Henson

23. Anthony Watson

Overview

12 April 2014
Ground open: 12.00
Kickoff: 15:15
Kingsholm

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Gloucester Rugby

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
3 FB Martyn Thomas15Nick Abendanon FB 3
4 W Charlie Sharples14Semesa Rokoduguni W 7
5 C Henry Trinder13Matthew Banahan C 8 1
2 C Mike Tindall12Kyle Eastmond C 6
7 W Jonny May11Horacio Agulla W 5
15 1 3 FH Billy Twelvetrees10George Ford FH 3 43 2 55
SH Jimmy Cowan9Micky Young SH 3
P Nick Wood1Paul James P
H Daniel George2Ross Batty H 1
1 P Shaun Knight3Dave Wilson P 1
1 L Elliot Stooke4Stuart Hooper L 1
L Will James5Dave Attwood L 2
3 FL Sione Kalamafoni6Matthew Garvey FL 4
1 FL Matt Kvesic7Carl Fearns FL 4
1 8 Gareth Evans8Leroy Houston 8 4

Replacements

rh Huia Edmonds16Tom Dunn rh
2 rp Dan Murphy17Nathan Catt rp
rp Sila Puafisi18Anthony Perenise rp 4
1 r8 James Hudson19Dominic Day r8 3
rfl Ben Morgan20Guy Mercer rfl 3
rsh Tavis Knoyle21Peter Stringer rsh
27 12 2 rfh Freddie Burns22Gavin Henson rfh 1 3 3
11 13 5 rc Rob Cook23Anthony Watson rc 4

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
25/10/13 Bath Rugby 15 - 13 Gloucester Rugby
01/03/13 Bath Rugby 31 - 25 Gloucester Rugby
02/02/13 Gloucester Rugby 5 - 32 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
06/04/14 Bath Rugby 39 - 7 Brive
28/03/14 Bath Rugby 11 - 12 Sale Sharks
22/03/14 London Irish 23 - 44 Bath Rugby

Gloucester Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
06/04/14 Wasps 36 - 24 Gloucester Rugby
29/03/14 Exeter Chiefs 13 - 14 Gloucester Rugby
22/03/14 Gloucester Rugby 40 - 33 Newcastle Falcons

Bath dangermen

Tries Matthew Banahan 9
Points George Ford 336
Conversions George Ford 52
Minutes George Ford 2089

Gloucester dangermen

Tries Jonny May 10
Points Freddie Burns 138
Conversions Freddie Burns 15
Minutes Rob Cook 1798