1 year ago
14 January 2014, 4:55pm
Fijian flyer Semesa Rokoduguni returns to the Bath Rugby starting line-up on Thursday to face Bordeaux-Begles in the final pool match of the Amlin Challenge Cup, kick-off 19.45.
Whilst Bath's 13-30 win over Newport Gwent Dragons secured qualification to the quarter-finals last weekend, a strong team has been named by Head Coach Mike Ford as they seek to finish as top seeds in the competition, and to maintain this season's unbeaten home record.
Rokoduguni makes his first appearance since November, with try-scorer from last weekend Tom Biggs on the opposite wing. Electric talent Anthony Watson is named at fullback, with England duo Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph continuing their exciting midfield partnership.
George Ford, who was last week named in the England squad to contest the coming RBS 6 Nations, links up with Micky Young in the half-backs.
Up front, an all-international front row of Paul James, Rob Webber and Anthony Perenise scrum down, as Stuart Hooper and Dominic Day provide power in the engine room. Leroy Houston completes the pack, with Matt Garvey and Francois Louw on the flanks.
Tickets are still available for Thursday night's game, and with groups of four or more getting a fantastic 50% off, why not grab your mates for what should be a cracking game of rugby!
There's always something a bit special about a game under the floodlights at the Rec so, if you want to be part of the action, call 0844 448 1865 or pop into the Ticket Office on Pulteney Bridge.
Bath Rugby team to face Bordeaux-Begles
15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Tom Biggs
10. George Ford
9. Micky Young
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston
16. Ross Batty
17. Nathan Catt
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Mat Gilbert
21. Peter Stringer
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Matt Banahan
16 January 2014
Ground open: 17.45
The Recreation Ground »
|1||FB||Anthony Watson||15||Joaquin Tuculet||FB||2|
|6||W||Semesa Rokoduguni||14||Rafael Carballo||W|
|5||C||Jonathan Joseph||13||Charles Brousse||C||1|
|3||C||Kyle Eastmond||12||Jean Baptiste Lamotte||C||1|
|3||W||Tom Biggs||11||Robert Lilomaiava||W||3|
|40||2||29||3||FH||George Ford||10||Romain Lonca||FH||1||1|
|1||SH||Micky Young||9||Manu Saubusse||SH||4||5|
|P||Paul James||1||Jefferson Poirot||P||1|
|2||H||Robert Webber||2||Benat Auzqui||H||1|
|4||P||Anthony Perenise||3||Patrick-Albert Toetu||P||1|
|L||Stuart Hooper||4||Cameron Treloar||L|
|3||L||Dominic Day||5||Adam Jaulhac||L|
|3||FL||Matthew Garvey||6||Gautier Gibouin||FL||1|
|1||FL||Francois Louw||7||Matt Graham||FL||1|
|2||8||Leroy Houston||8||Poutasi Luafutu||8|
|12/10/13||Bordeaux Begles||6 - 15||Bath Rugby|
|11/01/14||Newport Gwent Dragons||13 - 30||Bath Rugby|
|05/01/14||Leicester Tigers||27 - 27||Bath Rugby|
|28/12/13||Northampton Saints||43 - 25||Bath Rugby|
|10/01/14||Bordeaux Begles||64 - 7||Mogliano|
|12/12/13||Bordeaux Begles||32 - 13||Newport Gwent Dragons|
|06/12/13||Newport Gwent Dragons||40 - 24||Bordeaux Begles|