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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 24 v 13 Cardiff Blues

25 January 2014, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
LV= Cup

Cardiff Blues

24 January 2014, 11:57am

Day to captain Bath Rugby

Second row Dominic Day will lead Bath Rugby tomorrow as they face Cardiff Blues at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.00.

Day is joined at lock by Ryan Caldwell, as Anthony Perenise shifts to loosehead prop. Ross Batty starts at hooker, with Juan Pablo Orlandi completing the front row on the tight. Alafoti Fa'osiliva comes in on the openside flank, with Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston continue on the blindside and at number eight respectively.

Micky Young is partnered by Tom Heathcote in the half-backs, with a new pairing of Ollie Devoto and Matt Banahan running the midfield. Tom Biggs and Richard Lane start outwide, with Horacio Agulla named at fullback in place of Anthony Watson, who is on international duty, and Nick Abendanon, who has a slight knock.

Don’t forget we’ll be showing the England Saxons v O2 Ireland Wolfhounds game live in the Clubhouse after the final whistle tomorrow, so make sure you stick around to cheer our Bath boys on!

Bath Rugby team to face Cardiff Blues

15. Horacio Agulla
14. Richard Lane
13. Matt Banahan
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Micky Young
1. Anthony Perenise
2. Ross Batty
3. Juan Pablo Orlandi
4. Dominic Day ( c )
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Matt Garvey
7. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
8. Leroy Houston


16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Charlie Beech
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. David Sisi
20. Guy Mercer
21. Mat Gilbert
22. Martin Roberts
23. Gavin Henson


25 January 2014
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby


Cardiff Blues

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
1 FB Horacio Agulla15Dan Fish FB 1
4 W Richard Lane14Tom Williams W
1 7 C Matthew Banahan13Owen Williams C
C Ollie Devoto12Dafydd Hewitt C
3 W Tom Biggs11Chris Czekaj W
9 1 16 FH Tom Heathcote10Simon Humberstone FH 3 1 5
2 SH Micky Young9Lewis Jones SH
4 P Anthony Perenise1Thomas Davies P
H Ross Batty2Rhys Williams H
P Juan Pablo Orlandi3Benoit Bourrust P
3 L Dominic Day4Chris Dicomidis L
L Ryan Caldwell5James Down L
3 FL Matthew Garvey6Rory Watts-Jones FL
1 FL Alafoti Fa'osiliva7Ellis Jenkins FL
2 8 Leroy Houston8Luke Hamilton 8


rh Eusebio Guinazu16Kristian Dacey rh 1
1 rp Charlie Beech17Lewis Smout rp
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Callum Lewis rp
r8 David Sisi19Miles Normandale r8
3 rfl Guy Mercer20Ben Roach rfl
2 rsh Mathew Gilbert21Lloyd Williams rsh
1 rfh Martin Roberts22Gavin Evans rfh
1 rc Gavin Henson23Owen Jenkins rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
05/11/10 Bath Rugby 29 - 19 Cardiff Blues

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
16/01/14 Bath Rugby 54 - 13 Bordeaux Begles
11/01/14 Newport Gwent Dragons 13 - 30 Bath Rugby
05/01/14 Leicester Tigers 27 - 27 Bath Rugby

Cardiff Blues form guide

Date Home Score Away
15/11/13 Ospreys 13 - 21 Cardiff Blues
08/11/13 Cardiff Blues 16 - 21 Worcester Warriors
01/02/13 Cardiff Blues 10 - 6 London Irish

Bath dangermen

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

Cardiff Blues dangermen

Tries Miles Normandale 2
Points Simon Humberstone 18
Conversions Rhys Patchell 6
Minutes Ellis Jenkins 320