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Wasps

Wasps 18 v 24 Bath Rugby

27 April 2014, KO 13:00

Adams Park
Amlin Cup

Bath Rugby

25 April 2014, 11:57am

Bath Rugby team named for Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final

Bath Rugby have named their side to contest the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final with London Wasps at Adams Park on Sunday 27th April, kick-off 13.00.

Six changes have been made to the side which earned a bonus point victory over Worcester Warriors last weekend, with Anthony Perenise, Dominic Day, Guy Mercer, Peter Stringer, Jonathan Joseph and Semesa Rokoduguni all returning to the starting line-up.

Perenise makes up a dynamic front row with Nathan Catt and Rob Webber, as Dominic Day takes his place at lock alongside captain Stuart Hooper. Guy Mercer comes onto the openside flank, joined by the powerful duo of Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston to complete the pack.

Peter Stringer combines with George Ford in the half-backs and Jonathan Joseph resumes his midfield partnership with Kyle Eastmond. The potent duo of Matt Banahan and Semesa Rokoduguni line up on the wings, as the elusive Nick Abendanon starts at fullback.

If you can’t make the trip to Adams Park, but want to enjoy the game in familiar surrounds, the Bath Rugby Clubhouse will be open from 10.00 to offer refreshments for the Bath Minis Festival, and then show the game afterwards. 

Bath Rugby team to face London Wasps

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Kyle Eastmond

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford

9. Peter Stringer

1. Nathan Catt

2. Rob Webber

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Dominic Day

6. Matt Garvey

7. Guy Mercer

8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Paul James

18. David Wilson

19. Alafoti Fa’osiliva

20. Carl Fearns

21. Micky Young

22. Gavin Henson

23. Anthony Watson

Overview

27 April 2014
Ground open: 11.00
Kickoff: 13:00
Adams Park

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Wasps

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Andrea Masi15Nick Abendanon FB 4
8 W Viliami Helu14Semesa Rokoduguni W 7
3 5 C Elliot Daly13Jonathan Joseph C 5
2 C Chris Bell12Kyle Eastmond C 6
5 W Tom Varndell11Matthew Banahan W 9 1
40 5 26 FH Andy Goode10George Ford FH 3 49 2 57
4 SH Joe Simpson9Peter Stringer SH
2 P Matt Mullan1Nathan Catt P
2 H Carlo Festuccia2Robert Webber H 4
P Phil Swainston3Anthony Perenise P 5
2 L Joe Launchbury4Stuart Hooper L 1
1 L Kearnan Myall5Dominic Day L 3
7 FL Ashley Johnson6Matthew Garvey FL 4
3 FL James Haskell7Guy Mercer FL 3
2 8 Nathan Hughes8Leroy Houston 8 4

Replacements

rh Tom Lindsay16Ross Batty rh 1
1 rp Simon McIntyre17Paul James rp
1 rp Taione Vea18Dave Wilson rp 1
1 r8 Tom Palmer19Carl Fearns r8 4
1 rfl Sam Jones20Alafoti Fa'osiliva rfl 2
2 rsh Charlie Davies21Micky Young rsh 4
22 33 1 rfh Joe Carlisle22Gavin Henson rfh 1 3 4
3 rc Charlie Hayter23Anthony Watson rc 4

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
22/02/14 Bath Rugby 32 - 25 Wasps
24/11/13 Wasps 5 - 28 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
19/04/14 Bath Rugby 32 - 20 Worcester Warriors
12/04/14 Gloucester Rugby 17 - 18 Bath Rugby
06/04/14 Bath Rugby 39 - 7 Brive

Wasps form guide

Date Home Score Away
19/04/14 Wasps 38 - 30 Gloucester Rugby
12/04/14 Leicester Tigers 27 - 15 Wasps
06/04/14 Wasps 36 - 24 Gloucester Rugby

Bath dangermen

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

London Wasps dangermen

Tries Viliami Helu 9
Points Andy Goode 201
Conversions Joe Carlisle 33
Minutes Chris Bell 2198