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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 24 v 6 Newcastle Falcons

8 February 2014, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Newcastle Falcons

7 February 2014, 11:58am

Eastmond, Ford and Watson in for Falcons clash

Kyle Eastmond, George Ford and Anthony Watson will all start for Bath Rugby tomorrow when they take on Newcastle Falcons in Round 13 of the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.00.

Released by England, the trio take their place in a team that sees eight changes to the starting line-up from the team that secured the bonus point victory at Welford Road last week.

Ford re-forms his half-back partnership with Peter Stringer, as Kyle Eastmond links up with Ollie Devoto in the midfield. Watson comes in on the opposite wing to Matt Banahan, with Nick Abendanon selected at fullback.

Nathan Catt and Rob Webber return to the front row, packing down with Juan Pablo Orlandi. Club captain Stuart Hooper partners Dominic Day at lock, with the powerful back row of Matt Garvey, Francois Louw and Carl Fearns completing the starting 15.

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's game, and we'll be showing the Calcutta Cup clash between Scotland and England in the Clubhouse and Swift Half after our final whistle, so make sure you stick around! To buy tickets call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Nathan Catt
2. Rob Webber
3. Juan Pablo Orlandi
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Carl Fearns


16. Ross Batty
17. Anthony Perenise
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
20. Leroy Houston
21. Micky Young
22. Gavin Henson
23. Horacio Agulla


8 February 2014
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby


Newcastle Falcons

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Nick Abendanon15Alex Tait FB
1 W Anthony Watson14Noah Cato W 3
1 C Ollie Devoto13Gonzalo Tiesi C
3 C Kyle Eastmond12Jamie Helleur C
1 8 W Matthew Banahan11Sinoti Sinoti W
41 2 32 3 FH George Ford10Phil Godman FH 1 6 18
SH Peter Stringer9Warren Fury SH 1
P Nathan Catt1Rob Vickers P
2 H Robert Webber2Matt Thompson H
P Juan Pablo Orlandi3Oliver Tomaszczyk P
L Stuart Hooper4Scott MacLeod L
3 L Dominic Day5Fraser McKenzie L 1
3 FL Matthew Garvey6Will Welch FL 1
2 FL Francois Louw7Andy Saull FL 1
3 8 Leroy Houston8Mark Wilson 8 2


rh Ross Batty16George McGuigan rh
4 rp Anthony Perenise17Franck Montanella rp
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Kieran Brookes rp
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Sean Tomes r8
2 rfl Alafoti Fa'osiliva20Allister Hogg rfl
2 rsh Micky Young21Chris Pilgrim rsh
3 3 1 rfh Gavin Henson22Rory Clegg rfh 1 10 1 20
2 rc Horacio Agulla23Adam Powell rc 2

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
06/09/13 Newcastle Falcons 0 - 21 Bath Rugby
11/02/12 Bath Rugby 30 - 24 Newcastle Falcons
03/09/11 Newcastle Falcons 9 - 22 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
31/01/14 Leicester Tigers 17 - 35 Bath Rugby
25/01/14 Bath Rugby 24 - 13 Cardiff Blues
16/01/14 Bath Rugby 54 - 13 Bordeaux Begles

Newcastle Falcons form guide

Date Home Score Away
31/01/14 Newcastle Falcons 29 - 0 Newport Gwent Dragons
26/01/14 Saracens 41 - 8 Newcastle Falcons
16/01/14 Newcastle Falcons 28 - 0 Romania Bucuresti

Bath dangermen

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

Newcastle dangermen

Tries Sinoti Sinoti 9
Points Rory Clegg 94
Conversions Tom Catterick 19
Minutes Juan Socino 1780