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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 15 v 13 Gloucester Rugby

25 October 2013, KO 19:45

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Gloucester Rugby

24 October 2013, 11:57am

Bath Rugby team for derby clash named

Bath Rugby have named their team to face Gloucester Rugby in tomorrow night's derby clash at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 19.45.

The home side are boosted by the return of a number of players including Rob Webber, Dave Attwood and Anthony Watson all making their first appearances since the end of September.

Webber is joined in the front row by the international duo of Paul James and Anthony Perenise, with the versatile Samoa prop shifting back to the tighthead. Attwood partners captain Stuart Hooper in the engine room, whilst Matt Garvey and Francois Louw are also back in the starting line-up on the blind and openside flanks. Carl Fearns continues at the base of the scrum.

The experience of Peter Stringer combines once more with the promising young talent of George Ford in the half-backs, as Matt Banahan reverts to the left wing and Semesa Rokoduguni comes back onto the right. Kyle Eastmond, released by England, returns to partner Jonathan Joseph in the midfield, with the exciting Watson named at fullback.

Just a handful of tickets remain for tomorrow night's monster encounter, but if you can't make it to the Rec you'll still be able to watch as BT Sport will be available for free this weekend on BT TV, Freeview, Sky or Virgin TV.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

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. Anthony Perenise

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Dave Attwood

6. Matt Garvey

7. Francois Louw

8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Nathan Catt

18. Juan Pablo Orlandi

19. Will Spencer

20. Alafoti Fa’osiliva

21. Martin Roberts

22. Gavin Henson

23. Horacio Agulla

Overview

25 October 2013
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Gloucester Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Anthony Watson15Rob Cook FB 1
2 W Semesa Rokoduguni14James Simpson-Daniel W
2 C Jonathan Joseph13Mike Tindall C
C Kyle Eastmond12Ryan Mills C
1 W Matthew Banahan11Jonny May W 2
20 9 1 FH George Ford10Freddie Burns FH 1 4 15
SH Peter Stringer9Jimmy Cowan SH
P Paul James1Dan Murphy P
1 H Robert Webber2Darren Dawiduik H
1 P Anthony Perenise3Rupert Harden P
L Stuart Hooper4Elliot Stooke L 1
1 L Dave Attwood5James Hudson L
FL Matthew Garvey6Tom Savage FL
FL Francois Louw7Matt Kvesic FL
8 Carl Fearns8Sione Kalamafoni 8

Replacements

rh Ross Batty16Huia Edmonds rh
rp Nathan Catt17James Gibbons rp
rp Juan Pablo Orlandi18Yann Thomas rp
r8 Will Spencer19Will James r8
rfl Alafoti Faosiliva20Gareth Evans rfl
rsh Martin Roberts21Dan Robson rsh
rfh Gavin Henson22Charlie Sharples rfh 1
rc Horacio Agulla23Akapusi Qera rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
01/03/13 Bath Rugby 31 - 25 Gloucester Rugby
02/02/13 Gloucester Rugby 5 - 32 Bath Rugby
06/10/12 Gloucester Rugby 16 - 10 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
19/10/13 Bath Rugby 26 - 10 Newport Gwent Dragons
12/10/13 Bordeaux Begles 6 - 15 Bath Rugby
04/10/13 Sale Sharks 19 - 13 Bath Rugby

Gloucester Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
06/10/13 Gloucester Rugby 12 - 29 Exeter Chiefs
29/09/13 Newcastle Falcons 16 - 22 Gloucester Rugby
21/09/13 Gloucester Rugby 26 - 24 Northampton Saints

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