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Fijian flyer returns to face Bordeaux-Begles
Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 54 v 13 Bordeaux Begles

16 January 2014, KO 19:45

Recreation Ground
Amlin Cup

Bordeaux Begles

14 January 2014, 4:55pm

Fijian flyer returns to face Bordeaux-Begles

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

Replacements

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

Overview

16 January 2014
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Fly Half

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Bordeaux Begles

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
1 FB Anthony Watson15Joaquin Tuculet FB 2
6 W Semesa Rokoduguni14Rafael Carballo W
5 C Jonathan Joseph13Charles Brousse C 1
3 C Kyle Eastmond12Jean Baptiste Lamotte C 1
3 W Tom Biggs11Robert Lilomaiava W 3
40 2 29 3 FH George Ford10Romain Lonca FH 1 1
1 SH Micky Young9Manu Saubusse SH 4 5
P Paul James1Jefferson Poirot P 1
2 H Robert Webber2Benat Auzqui H 1
4 P Anthony Perenise3Patrick-Albert Toetu P 1
L Stuart Hooper4Cameron Treloar L
3 L Dominic Day5Adam Jaulhac L
3 FL Matthew Garvey6Gautier Gibouin FL 1
1 FL Francois Louw7Matt Graham FL 1
2 8 Leroy Houston8Poutasi Luafutu 8

Replacements

rh Ross Batty16Clement Maynadier rh
rp Nathan Catt17Laurent DelBoulbes rp
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Benjamin Salemane Sa rp
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Aliki Fakate r8
2 rfl Mathew Gilbert20Louis-Benoit Madaule rfl
rsh Peter Stringer21Gilen Queheille rsh 1
rfh Ollie Devoto22Pierre Bernard rfh 1
1 7 rc Matthew Banahan23Thibault Lacroix rc 2

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
12/10/13 Bordeaux Begles 6 - 15 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
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

Bordeaux Begles form guide

Date Home Score Away
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

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 4
Points George Ford 66
Conversions George Ford 15
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 320

Bordeaux Begles dangermen

Tries Robert Lilomaiava 3
Points Nicolas Sanchez 34
Conversions Baptiste Serin 5
Minutes Cameron Treloar 480