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Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons 13 v 30 Bath Rugby

11 January 2014, KO 14:30

Rodney Parade
Amlin Cup

Bath Rugby

10 January 2014, 12:09pm

Bath Rugby ring changes for Dragons clash

Bath Rugby Head Coach Mike Ford has made 12 changes to the starting team that drew with Leicester last weekend for tomorrow’s Amlin Challenge Cup match against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, kick-off 14.30.

In the pack, only Paul James and Carl Fearns remain, with the former taking over as skipper for the trip across the River Severn. James will be joined by Argentinean internationals Eusebio Guinazu and Juan Pablo Orlandi in the front row, with Dom Day and Ryan Caldwell providing the shove from lock. Mat Gilbert will pack down at blindside flanker, as Leroy Houston comes in at number eight to complete the back row.

England RBS 6 Nations Squad member Anthony Watson will look to continue his scintillating form from fullback, as Tom Biggs and Rich Lane aim to use their pace and guile out wide to similar effect. Ollie Devoto lines up at inside centre, with 33-times capped Welsh international Gavin Henson  outside him and Scottish international Tom Heathcote pulling the strings at fly-half. Micky Young starts at scrum-half to complete the fifteen.


Bath Rugby team to play Newport Gwent Dragons:

15. Anthony Watson

14. Richard Lane

13. Gavin Henson

12. Ollie Devoto

11. Tom Biggs

10. Tom Heathcote

9. Micky Young

1. Paul James (c)

2. Eusebio Guinazu

3. Juan Pablo Orlandi

4. Dominic Day

5. Ryan Caldwell

6. Mat Gilbert

7. Carl Fearns

8. Leroy Houston



16. Ross Batty

17. Anthony Perenise

18. Kane Palma - Newport

19. Matt Garvey

20. Guy Mercer

21. Martin Roberts

22. Jonathan Joseph

23. Matt Banahan


11 January 2014
Ground open: 12.30
Kickoff: 14:30
Rodney Parade

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Newport Gwent Dragons


Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Daniel Evans15Anthony Watson FB 1
2 W Matthew Pewtner14Richard Lane W 4
1 C Ross Wardle13Gavin Henson C
1 C Ashley Smith12Ollie Devoto C
W Tom Prydie11Tom Biggs W 2
6 5 FH Jason Tovey10Tom Heathcote FH 14 1 9
SH Richie Rees9Micky Young SH 1
P Owen Evans1Paul James P
H T Rhys Thomas2Eusebio Guinazu H
P Nathan Buck3Juan Pablo Orlandi P
L Andrew Coombs4Dominic Day L 2
L Robert Sidoli5Ryan Caldwell L
FL Jevon Groves6Mathew Gilbert FL 2
1 FL Nic Cudd7Carl Fearns FL 3
3 8 Toby Faletau8Leroy Houston 8 2


rh Elliott Dee16Ross Batty rh
rp Hugh Gustafson17Anthony Perenise rp 3
rp Dan Way18Kane Palma-Newport rp
r8 Matthew Screech19Matthew Garvey r8 3
1 rfl Ieuan Jones20Guy Mercer rfl 2
rsh Luc Jones21Martin Roberts rsh 1
2 1 rfh Steffan Jones22Jonathan Joseph rfh 4
1 rc Patrick Leach23Matthew Banahan rc 7

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
19/10/13 Bath Rugby 26 - 10 Newport Gwent Dragons
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
05/01/14 Leicester Tigers 27 - 27 Bath Rugby
28/12/13 Northampton Saints 43 - 25 Bath Rugby
21/12/13 Bath Rugby 14 - 3 Harlequins

Newport Gwent Dragons form guide

Date Home Score Away
12/12/13 Bordeaux Begles 32 - 13 Newport Gwent Dragons
06/12/13 Newport Gwent Dragons 40 - 24 Bordeaux Begles
16/11/13 Newport Gwent Dragons 20 - 8 Wasps

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