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Bath United team to face London Irish A
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London Irish v Bath United

7 October 2013, KO 19:30

AVIVA A League

Bath United

7 October 2013, 12:01pm

Bath United team to face London Irish A

Bath United aim to get back to winning ways when they take on London Irish A at Sunbury this evening in the Aviva A League, kick-off 19.30.

Only one change is made to the forwards that started last week against Exeter Braves, with Will Skuse packing down at number eight. He joins fellow back-rowers Carl Fearns at six and Mat Gilbert on the openside. Charlie Ewels and Tom Ellis continue their partnership in the second row as Charlie Beech, Tom Dunn and Kane Palma-Newport scrum down in the front row.

At half-back, Micky Young makes his A League debut for United, partnering Tom Heathcote, who is named at fly-half. In the midfield, the rampaging Ben Williams is at inside centre, with Ludi Hopkinson lining up outside him.

A potent back three sees Gavin Henson at fullback, with Marcus Beer and Saeed Agboke (who scored a brace on debut against the Braves) out wide on the wings.

Although narrowly beaten last Monday, United have won two from three in the Aviva A League this season, with the young players in the squad showing themselves to be increasingly capable of mixing it with the seniors.

Bath United team to face London Irish A

15. Gavin Henson
14. Marcus Beer
13. Ludi Hopkinson
12. Ben Williams
11. Saeed Agboke
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Micky Young
1. Charlie Beech
2. Tom Dunn
3. Kane Palma-Newport (c)
4. Tom Ellis
5. Charlie Ewels
6. Carl Fearns
7. Mat Gilbert
8. Will Skuse

Replacements

16. Tom Woolstencroft
17. Greg Palmer
18. Adam Jamieson
19. Freddie Clarke
20. Max Northcote-Green
21. Chris Cook
22. Max Clark
23. Rory Jennings

Overview

7 October 2013
Ground open: 17:30
Kickoff: 19:30

Lineups

Lineups for this match are not available.

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 3
Points George Ford 37
Conversions George Ford 8
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 160

London Irish dangermen

Tries Fergus Mulchrone 1
Points Shane Geraghty 25
Conversions Shane Geraghty 2
Minutes Blair Cowan 160