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Sale Sharks

Sale Sharks 16 v 9 Bath Rugby

13 April 2012, KO 19:45

Edgeley Park
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

12 April 2012, 11:55am

Hooper and Heathcote return for Edgeley Park visit

Bath Rugby Club Captain, Stuart Hooper, and fly-half, Tom Heathcote, both return to the starting line-up as the squad prepare for their Round 20 Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Sale Sharks on Friday night at Edgeley Park, kick-off 19.45.

Heathcote comes in to renew his halfback partnership with Michael Claassens and Hooper starts in the engine room alongside Dave Attwood.

Elsewhere in the pack, Nathan Catt and David Wilson scrum down either side of Ross Batty, who is handed the starting number 2 shirt, whilst Ben Skirving, Carl Fearns and Simon Taylor continue in the back row.

Olly Barkley is named at inside centre, alongside Matt Banahan, who shifts to outside centre from the wing. Matt Carraro moves outside to the wing, with Tom Biggs on the opposite side. Nick Abendanon completes the starting line-up at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Matt Carraro
13. Matt Banahan
12. Olly Barkley
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Michael Claassens
1. Nathan Catt
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper (c)
5. Dave Attwood
6. Ben Skirving
7. Carl Fearns
8. Simon Taylor

Replacements

16. Pieter Dixon
17. Charlie Beech
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Josh Ovens
21. Mark McMillan
22. Sam Vesty
23. Dan Hipkiss

Overview

13 April 2012
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
Edgeley Park

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

10

Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Sale Sharks

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
1 2 9 FB Rob Miller15Nick Abendanon FB 2
4 W Tom Brady14Matthew Carraro W 3
2 C Johnny Leota13Matthew Banahan C 5
3 C Sam Tuitupou12Olly Barkley C 16 22
3 W Mark Cueto11Tom Biggs W 8
60 3 33 1 FH Nick MacLeod10Tom Heathcote FH 1 18 29
4 SH Dwayne Peel9Michael Claassens SH 4
P Andrew Sheridan1Nathan Catt P 1
H Joe Ward2Ross Batty H 1
1 P Tony Buckley3Dave Wilson P
L Andrei Ostrikov4Stuart Hooper L
L Kearnan Myall5Dave Attwood L 4
1 FL Richie Vernon6Ben Skirving FL 2
3 FL David Seymour7Carl Fearns FL 1
1 8 Andrew Powell8Simon Taylor 8

Replacements

rh Marc Jones16Pieter Dixon rh
1 rp Vadim Cobilas17Charlie Beech rp 2
2 rp Henry Thomas18Anthony Perenise rp 4
r8 Tom Holmes19Ryan Caldwell r8 2
2 rfl Mark Easter20Josh Ovens rfl 1
rsh Cillian Willis21Mark McMillan rsh
1 rfh Will Addison22Sam Vesty rfh 1 6 1 18
rc Charlie Amesbury23Dan Hipkiss rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
03/12/11 Bath Rugby 13 - 16 Sale Sharks
11/02/11 Sale Sharks 7 - 19 Bath Rugby
25/09/10 Bath Rugby 31 - 16 Sale Sharks

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
31/03/12 Bath Rugby 6 - 26 Northampton Saints
24/03/12 Harlequins 14 - 6 Bath Rugby
09/03/12 Bath Rugby 16 - 17 Leicester Tigers

Sale Sharks form guide

Date Home Score Away
30/03/12 Newcastle Falcons 22 - 19 Sale Sharks
23/03/12 Sale Sharks 9 - 45 Saracens
03/03/12 Exeter Chiefs 37 - 12 Sale Sharks

Bath dangermen

Tries Matthew Banahan 9
Points George Ford 336
Conversions George Ford 52
Minutes George Ford 2089

Sale dangermen

Tries Mark Cueto 9
Points Daniel Cipriani 193
Conversions Daniel Cipriani 33
Minutes Michael Paterson 2110