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1 January 1970, KO 01:00


11 January 2013, 11:58am

Bath Rugby ring the changes for French test

Bath Rugby have made nine changes to last week's starting line-up as they prepare to take on SU Agen in the fifth round of the Amlin Challenge Cup at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 14.15.

In the backs, Tom Heathcote starts at fly-half, partnering Mark McMillan who comes in at scrum-half in the half-backs. Horacio Agulla shifts to the left wing, and Olly Woodburn comes onto the right. Ben Williams and Danny Hipkiss re-form their centre partnership, whilst Nick Abendanon remains at fullback.

Up front, the front row of Paul James, Lee Mears and David Wilson is selected once more, with Dave Attwood and Ryan Caldwell forming the second row. Francois Louw captains the side from the openside flank, as Will Skuse comes onto the blindside and Nick Koster starts at number 8.

Players unavailable for selection due to injury include Simon Taylor (knee), Josh Ovens (back), Matt Banahan (ankle), Stephen Donald (ankle), Michael Claassens (thumb) and Dominic Day (knee).

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's game against SU Agen, with supporters having the chance to buy one ticket and get another absolutely free! Call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865 or pop in to book yours today to cheer the boys on as they look to continue their unbeaten European run.

Bath Rugby team to face SU Agen

15 Nick Abendanon
14 Olly Woodburn
13 Dan Hipkiss
12 Ben Williams
11 Horacio Agulla
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Mark McMillan
1 Paul James
2 Lee Mears
3 David Wilson
4 Dave Attwood
5 Ryan Caldwell
6 Will Skuse
7 Francois Louw ( c )
8 Nick Koster


16 Tom Dunn
17 Charlie Beech
18 Anthony Perenise
19 Stuart Hooper
20 Guy Mercer
21 Chris Cook
22 Kyle Eastmond
23 Sam Vesty


1 January 1970
Ground open: 12015
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