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1 January 1970, KO 01:00

 

17 October 2012, 11:57am

Louw to captain Bath Rugby for European challenge

Francois Louw will captain Bath Rugby in the Amlin Challenge Cup tomorrow as they take on SU Agen in France, kick-off 20.45 (local time).

It will be the South African's first appearance since the opening game of the season, following his call-up to represent the Springboks in the Rugby Championship.

Louw leads a more familiar line-up to that which secured a bonus point victory over Bucharest Wolves last weekend.

He is joined in the back row by Will Skuse and Ben Skirving at openside flanker and number 8 respectively. Dominic Day returns to the starting line-up in place of Will Spencer, who picked up a knock in Romania, where he partners Dave Attwood in the second row. Lee Mears starts at hooker, with Paul James and David Wilson at either side.

Michael Claassens and Stephen Donald renew their half-back partnership, while Ben Williams and Dan Hipkiss line-up in the centres. Tom Biggs and Kyle Eastmond are out wide on the wings, with Nick Abendanon returning at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face SU Agen

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Kyle Eastmond

13. Dan Hipkiss

12. Ben Williams

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Michael Claassens

1. Paul James

2. Lee Mears

3. David Wilson

4. Dominic Day

5. Dave Attwood

6. Francois Louw ( c )

7. Will Skuse

8. Ben Skirving

Replacements

16. Will Tanner

17. Nathan Catt

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Guy Mercer

20. Josh Ovens

21. Mark McMillan

22. Sam Vesty

23. Olly Woodburn

Overview

1 January 1970
Kickoff: 01:00

Lineups

Lineups for this match are not available.

Bath dangermen

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