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1 January 1970, KO 01:00


15 November 2012, 11:59am

Bath Rugby ready for Quins test

A mix of youth and experience will run out for Bath Rugby at the Twickenham Stoop tomorrow night as they take on Harlequins in Round Two of the LV= Cup (kick-off 19.45).

Lee Mears will captain the side at hooker, with Charlie Beech and Anthony Perenise either side of him in the front row. Dominic Day and Dave Attwood renew their second-row partnership, whilst Academy back-row Will Skuse and Guy Mercer are joined by Simon Taylor at the back of the scrum.

Academy scrum-half Chris Cook forges a new half-back partnership with Stephen Donald as Tom Biggs and Kyle Eastmond come back onto the wings. Ben Williams starts at inside centre with Matt Banahan moving to the outside centre berth, as 19 year old Ollie Devoto lines-up at fullback.

Double try-scorer against Newport Gwent Dragons Semesa Rokoduguni is named amongst the replacements, as is young fly-half Tom Heathcote who added 21 points from the boot in the 36-15 victory at the Recreation Ground.

Also on the bench is prop Alan Cotter, on loan from Munster, and Michael Claassens, who is in line to make his 150th appearance in the Bath jersey if he's called upon.

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15 Ollie Devoto

14 Kyle Eastmond

13 Matt Banahan

12 Ben Williams

11 Tom Biggs

10 Stephen Donald

9 Chris Cook

1 Charlie Beech

2 Lee Mears ( c )

3 Anthony Perenise

4 Dominic Day

5 Dave Attwood

6 Will Skuse

7 Guy Mercer

8 Simon Taylor


16 Brett Sharman

17 Alan Cotter

18 Kane Palma-Newport

19 Ryan Caldwell

20 Josh Ovens

21 Michael Claassens

22 Tom Heathcote

23 Semesa Rokoduguni


1 January 1970
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 01:00


Lineups for this match are not available.

Bath dangermen

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