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Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs 3 v 31 Bath Rugby

5 February 2012, KO 17:00

Sandy Park
LV= Cup

Bath Rugby

3 February 2012, 12:21pm

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

Bath Rugby's England contingent will all feature in this Sunday's LV= Cup game away to Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, kick-off 5.00pm.

Lee Mears will make his first start since returning from injury, as he joins David Flatman and Anthony Perenise in the front row. Dave Attwood and Ben Skirving form a new second row partnership, and in the back row Francois Louw shifts to the blindside, with Guy Mercer coming in on the openside. Simon Taylor completes the pack at Number 8.

Chris Cook and Stephen Donald resume their half-back partnership, for the second time this season after the victory over Glasgow Warriors three weeks ago.

In the backs, Tom Biggs and Olly Woodburn continue on the wings, as Matt Banahan comes in to join Olly Barkley in the centre, and Sam Vesty moves to fullback.

Warren Fury and Richard Lane will be looking to make their first appearances for the Club from the bench, which also sees a return for Nathan Catt.

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Sam Vesty

14. Olly Woodburn

13. Matt Banahan

12. Olly Barkley

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Chris Cook

1. David Flatman

2. Lee Mears

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Dave Attwood

5. Ben Skirving

6. Francois Louw (c)

7. Guy Mercer

8. Simon Taylor


16. Pieter Dixon

17. Nathan Catt

18. David Wilson

19. Ryan Caldwell

20. Josh Ovens

21. Warren Fury

22. Nick Scott

23. Richard Lane



5 February 2012
Ground open: 3.00pm
Kickoff: 17:00
Sandy Park

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Exeter Chiefs


Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Phil Dollman15Sam Vesty FB 1 6 1 18
W Jack Arnott14Ollie Woodburn W 5
1 C Bryan Rennie13Matthew Banahan C 4
C Sam Hill12Olly Barkley C 16 17
W Mark Foster11Tom Biggs W 5
1 2 FH Myles Dorrian10Stephen Donald FH 3 4 7
SH Junior Poluleuligaga9Chris Cook SH
P Ben Moon1David Flatman P 1
H Chris Whitehead2Lee Mears H
1 P Chris Budgen3Anthony Perenise P 3
L Peter Short4Dave Attwood L 4
L James Hanks5Ben Skirving L 2
1 FL David Ewers6Francois Louw FL 2
FL Ben White7Guy Mercer FL 1
8 Chad Slade8Simon Taylor 8


rh Tom Cowan-Dickie16Pieter Dixon rh
rp Ben Rogers17Nathan Catt rp 1
rp Lloyd Fairbrother18Dave Wilson rp
1 r8 Chris Bentley19Ryan Caldwell r8 2
rfl Sam Blanchet20Josh Ovens rfl 1
rsh Patrick Phibbs21Warren Fury rsh
rfh James Lightfoot-Brown22Nick Scott rfh
2 rc Matt Jess23Richard Lane rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
17/09/11 Bath Rugby 23 - 19 Exeter Chiefs
09/04/11 Bath Rugby 26 - 18 Exeter Chiefs
26/02/11 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 12 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
28/01/12 Bath Rugby 46 - 14 Northampton Saints
21/01/12 Bath Rugby 23 - 18 Glasgow Warriors
14/01/12 Montpellier 24 - 22 Bath Rugby

Exeter Chiefs form guide

Date Home Score Away
28/01/12 London Wasps 16 - 30 Exeter Chiefs
07/01/12 Newcastle Falcons 10 - 16 Exeter Chiefs
31/12/11 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 11 Harlequins

Bath dangermen

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

Exeter dangermen

Tries Thomas Waldrom 16
Points Gareth Steenson 210
Conversions Gareth Steenson 42
Minutes Matt Jess 1801