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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 16 v 13 Montpellier

20 November 2011, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
Heineken Cup


18 November 2011, 12:01pm

Donald makes first start for Bath Rugby

World Cup winning fly-half, Stephen Donald, will make his first start for Bath Rugby on Sunday when he runs out at the Recreation Ground against Montpellier in Round Two of the Heineken Cup, kick-off 3.00pm.

After making his debut as a replacement last weekend against Glasgow, this will be his first start and first home appearance.

Sunday's line-up also sees the return to the starting XV of flanker Lewis Moody, who joins Francois Louw and Simon Taylor in the back row, with Guy Mercer moving to the bench.

Olly Barkley could make his first appearance since last March if he is called on from the bench, which also features Mark Lilley in the only other change to last week.

Tickets are still available for this tantilising match, so call the Ticket Office now on 0844 448 1865 to book yours now!

Bath Rugby team to face Montpellier

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Olly Woodburn

13. Dan Hipkiss

12. Sam Vesty

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Michael Claassens

1. David Flatman

2. Ross Batty

3. David Wilson

4. Stuart Hooper (c)

5. Ryan Caldwell

6. Francois Louw

7. Lewis Moody

8. Simon Taylor


16. Mark Lilley

17. Charlie Beech

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Dave Attwood

20. Guy Mercer

21. Mark McMillan

22. Olly Barkley

23. Jack Cuthbert


20 November 2011
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby



P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Nick Abendanon15Lucas Amorosino FB
3 W Ollie Woodburn14Martin Bustos Moyano W 1 1 2
1 C Dan Hipkiss13Geoffrey Doumayrou C
18 1 6 1 C Sam Vesty12Paul Bosch C
1 W Tom Biggs11Jean-Baptiste Peyras-Loustalet W
3 FH Stephen Donald10Francois Trinh-Duc FH 1
SH Michael Claassens9Julien Tomas SH
1 P David Flatman1Mikheil Nariashvili P
H Ross Batty2Agustin Creevy H
P Dave Wilson3Maximiliano Bustos P
L Stuart Hooper4Joe Tuineau L
L Ryan Caldwell5Thibault Privat L
1 FL Francois Louw6Fulgence Ouedraogo FL 1
FL Lewis Moody7Remy Martin FL
8 Simon Taylor8Mamuka Gorgodze 8


rh Mark Lilley16Erasmus Van Vuuren rh
1 rp Charlie Beech17Naama Leleimalefaga rp
1 rp Anthony Perenise18Giorgi Jgenti rp
3 r8 Dave Attwood19Drikus Hancke r8
1 rfl Guy Mercer20Sakiusa Matadigo rfl
rsh Mark McMillan21Benoit Paillaugue rsh 1 2
1 rfh Olly Barkley22Santiago Fernandez rfh
2 rc Jack Cuthbert23Yoan Audrin rc

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
13/11/11 Glasgow Warriors 26 - 21 Bath Rugby
05/11/11 Bath Rugby 13 - 26 Harlequins
29/10/11 London Irish 12 - 13 Bath Rugby

Montpellier form guide

Date Home Score Away
12/11/11 Montpellier 16 - 16 Leinster

Bath dangermen

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

Montpellier dangermen

Tries Martin Bustos Moyano 1
Points Martin Bustos Moyano 23
Conversions Martin Bustos Moyano 3
Minutes Joe Tuineau 366