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Newport Gwent Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons 16 v 46 Bath Rugby

15 October 2011, KO 14:30

Rodney Parade
LV= Cup

Bath Rugby

14 October 2011, 12:00pm

First starts for Beech, Spencer and Woodburn

Prop, Charlie Beech, lock, Will Spencer and wing, Olly Woodburn will make their first starts for Bath Rugby tomorrow as the team run out at Rodney Parade against Newport Gwent Dragons in the LV= Cup, kick-off 2.30pm.

It will also be Spencer and Woodburn's first competitive appearance for the Club. There could also be first appearances from academy hooker, Will Tanner, and Samoan prop, Anthony Perenise, who have both been named on the bench.

Flanker, Andy Beattie, will captain the side, and is joined in the back row by Guy Mercer and Simon Taylor. Dave Attwood teams up with Spencer in the engine room, with Beech scrumming down alongside Ross Batty and Mark Lilley.

Fly-half Tom Heathcote partners Mark McMillan in the half backs, and Tom Biggs is selected on the opposite wing to Woodburn. Matt Banahan returns from the World Cup to make his first appearance of the season at inside centre. It will also be Banahan's 100th appearance for the Club. Matt Carraro starts outside him, and Jack Cuthbert completes the line-up at full back. 

Bath Rugby team to face Newport Gwent Dragons

15. Jack Cuthbert

14. Olly Woodburn

13. Matt Carraro

12. Matt Banahan

11. Tom Biggs

10. Tom Heathcote

9. Mark McMillan

1 Charlie Beech

2 Ross Batty

3 Mark Lilley

4 Will Spencer

5 Dave Attwood

6 Andy Beattie (c)

7 Guy Mercer

8 Simon Taylor


16 Will Tanner

17 Nathan Catt

18 Anthony Perenise

19 Ryan Caldwell

20 Will Skuse

21 Chris Cook

22 Paul Roberts

23 Nick Abendanon


15 October 2011
Kickoff: 14:30
Rodney Parade

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image


Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Newport Gwent Dragons


Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Martyn Thomas15Jack Cuthbert FB 1
1 W Tonderai Chavhanga14Ollie Woodburn W 1
C Tom Riley13Matthew Carraro C 3
C Lewis Robling12Matthew Banahan C 1
W Matthew Pewtner11Tom Biggs W 1
3 1 FH Matthew Jones10Tom Heathcote FH 6 7
SH Joe Bedford9Mark McMillan SH
P Nathan Williams1Charlie Beech P
H Rhys Buckley2Ross Batty H
P Nathan Buck3Mark Lilley P
L Royce Cadmand4Will Spencer L 1
L Scott Morgan5Dave Attwood L 1
FL Jevon Groves6Andy Beattie FL
FL Darren Waters7Guy Mercer FL 1
8 Hugo Ellis8Simon Taylor 8


rh Sam Parry16Will Tanner rh
rp Hugh Gustafson17Nathan Catt rp 1
rp Kieron Jenkins18Anthony Perenise rp 1
r8 Robert Sidoli19Ryan Caldwell r8
rfl Tom Brown20Will Skuse rfl
rsh Wayne Evans21Chris Cook rsh
rfh Luke Williams22Paul Roberts rfh 1
rc Steffan Jones23Nick Abendanon rc 1

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
09/10/11 London Wasps 27 - 24 Bath Rugby
01/10/11 Bath Rugby 26 - 25 Leicester Tigers
24/09/11 Gloucester Rugby 23 - 6 Bath Rugby

Newport Gwent Dragons form guide

Date Home Score Away
13/03/11 Gloucester Rugby 45 - 17 Newport Gwent Dragons
06/02/11 Newport Gwent Dragons 26 - 9 Scarlets
28/01/11 Sale Sharks 20 - 28 Newport Gwent Dragons

Bath dangermen

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

Newport Gwent Dragons dangermen

Tries Jonathan Evans 3
Points Tom Prydie 24
Conversions Rhys Jones 6
Minutes Ashton Hewitt 306