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1 January 1970, KO 01:00

 

28 December 2012, 12:00pm

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

Matt Banahan, Ben Skirving, Ryan Caldwell, Dave Attwood and Ollie Devoto all return to the Bath Rugby line-up as the side travel to Sandy Park to face West Country rivals Exeter Chiefs tomorrow in the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 15.00.

Banahan comes back into the side at number 12, partnering Kyle Eastmond for the first time in the centres. Tom Biggs and Horacio Agulla start outside them on the wings, with Ollie Devoto making his first Aviva Premiership start at fullback. Stephen Donald and Michael Claassens continue their half-back partnership.

Skirving returns from injury to be named at number 8, with Guy Mercer and Francois Louw on the openside and blindside flanks respectively. Attwood and Caldwell combine in the second row, whilst there are no changes to the front row, which sees David Wilson and Paul James continue either side of Lee Mears at hooker.

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15 Ollie Devoto
14 Horacio Agulla
13 Kyle Eastmond
12 Matt Banahan
11 Tom Biggs
10 Stephen Donald
9 Michael Claassens
1 Paul James
2 Lee Mears
3 David Wilson
4 Dave Attwood
5 Ryan Caldwell
6 Francois Louw ( c )
7 Guy Mercer
8 Ben Skirving

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Charlie Beech
18 Anthony Perenise
19 Stuart Hooper
20 Will Skuse
21 Mark McMillan
22 Tom Heathcote
23 Dan Hipkiss

Overview

1 January 1970
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 01:00

Lineups

Lineups for this match are not available.

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 5
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 480