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Exeter Chiefs

Exeter Chiefs 23 v 27 Bath Rugby

15 February 2014, KO 15:15

Sandy Park
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

14 February 2014, 1:55pm

Internationals return for West Country derby

Bath Rugby's international contingent all return to the starting line-up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership West Country derby clash with Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, kick-off 15.15.

Paul James and Dave Attwood both return to the pack, along with David Wilson, who makes his comeback from injury to start on the tighthead. Ross Batty takes the number two spot between James and Wilson.

Attwood partners Club captain Stuart Hooper in the second row, and the back row remains unchanged after last weekend's win over Newcastle – Matt Garvey and Francois Louw on the flanks, and Leroy Houston at number eight.

George Ford is joined by Micky Young in the half-backs, as Kyle Eastmond and Ollie Devoto continue their midfield partnership. Matt Banahan and Horacio Agulla start out wide on the wings, with Anthony Watson selected at fullback.

For Bath fans who can't travel to the game, the Clubhouse at the Recreation Ground will be open from 15.00, broadcasting the game live.

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Anthony Watson
14. Horacio Agulla
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Micky Young
1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Nathan Catt
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Dominic Day
20. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
21. Peter Stringer
22. Gavin Henson
23. Nick Abendanon

Overview

15 February 2014
Ground open: 13.15
Kickoff: 15:15
Sandy Park

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Exeter Chiefs

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Luke Arscott15Anthony Watson FB 1
W Matt Jess14Horacio Agulla W 2
1 C Ian Whitten13Ollie Devoto C 2
1 1 C Phil Dollman12Kyle Eastmond C 4
3 W Tom James11Matthew Banahan W 8 1
42 19 1 FH Gareth Steenson10George Ford FH 3 35 2 43
2 SH Dave Lewis9Micky Young SH 2
P Ben Moon1Paul James P
H Jack Yeandle2Ross Batty H
P Hoani Tui3Dave Wilson P
5 L Dean Mumm4Stuart Hooper L
2 L Damian Welch5Dave Attwood L 2
FL Tom Johnson6Matthew Garvey FL 3
5 FL Ben White7Francois Louw FL 2
8 David Ewers8Leroy Houston 8 3

Replacements

2 rh Luke Cowan-Dickie16Eusebio Guinazu rh
rp Carl Rimmer17Nathan Catt rp
rp Alex Brown18Anthony Perenise rp 4
1 r8 Don Armand19Dominic Day r8 3
rfl Kai Horstmann20Alafoti Fa'osiliva rfl 2
4 rsh Haydn Thomas21Peter Stringer rsh
4 2 rfh Henry Slade22Gavin Henson rfh 1 3 3
rc Fetu'u Vainikolo23Nick Abendanon rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
30/11/13 Bath Rugby 21 - 16 Exeter Chiefs
17/11/13 Bath Rugby 37 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
26/01/13 Bath Rugby 16 - 6 Exeter Chiefs

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
08/02/14 Bath Rugby 24 - 6 Newcastle Falcons
31/01/14 Leicester Tigers 17 - 35 Bath Rugby
25/01/14 Bath Rugby 24 - 13 Cardiff Blues

Exeter Chiefs form guide

Date Home Score Away
08/02/14 Exeter Chiefs 16 - 17 Northampton Saints
01/02/14 Worcester Warriors 3 - 42 Exeter Chiefs
25/01/14 Exeter Chiefs 36 - 22 Ospreys

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 6
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Leroy Houston 710

Exeter dangermen

Tries Thomas Waldrom 7
Points Gareth Steenson 112
Conversions Gareth Steenson 23
Minutes Henry Slade 717