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Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers 28 v 3 Bath Rugby

5 May 2012, KO 14:00

Welford Road
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

4 May 2012, 11:57am

Mears to captain Bath Rugby for final game of season

Hooker Lee Mears will captain Bath Rugby for the final Aviva Premiership game of the season as they face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road tomorrow, kick-off 2.00pm.

Mears, who takes over the captain's armband from the injured Stuart Hooper, is joined in the front row by Nathan Catt and David Wilson. Ben Skirving starts at lock in place of Hooper, and is joined by Dave Attwood. Josh Ovens, Carl Fearns and Simon Taylor complete the pack in the back row.

Michael Claassens and Stephen Donald resume their half-back partnership, and Olly Woodburn is recalled to the right wing, with Tom Biggs starting on the left. Olly Barkley and Matt Banahan continue in the centres, as Nick Abendanon once again starts at fullback. 
 
Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Matt Banahan
12. Olly Barkley
11. Tom Biggs
10. Stephen Donald
9. Michael Claassens
1. Nathan Catt
2. Lee Mears (c)
3. David Wilson
4. Dave Attwood
5. Ben Skirving
6. Josh Ovens
7. Carl Fearns
8. Simon Taylor

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Charlie Beech
18. Duncan Bell
19. Will Spencer
20. Guy Mercer
21. Mark McMillan
22. Sam Vesty
23. Kyle Eastmond

Overview

5 May 2012
Ground open: 12.00
Kickoff: 14:00
Welford Road

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Leicester Tigers

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
1 3 FB Geordan Murphy15Nick Abendanon FB 3
7 W Horatio Agulla14Ollie Woodburn W 7
3 C Manu Tuilagi13Matthew Banahan C 5
1 C Anthony Allen12Olly Barkley C 17 23
9 W Alesana Tuilagi11Tom Biggs W 8
52 37 6 FH Toby Flood10Stephen Donald FH 4 4 9
SH Sam Harrison9Michael Claassens SH 4
1 P Marcos Ivan Ayerza1Nathan Catt P 1
1 H George Chuter2Lee Mears H 2
2 P Martin Castrogiovanni3Dave Wilson P
L Calum Green4Dave Attwood L 4
L Geoff Parling5Ben Skirving L 2
6 FL Steve Mafi6Josh Ovens FL 1
5 FL Julian Salvi7Carl Fearns FL 1
8 8 Thomas Waldrom8Simon Taylor 8

Replacements

2 rh Tom Youngs16Ross Batty rh 1
1 rp Logovi'i Mulipola17Charlie Beech rp 2
1 rp Dan Cole18Duncan Bell rp
r8 Craig Newby19Will Spencer r8 1
1 rfl Ben Pienaar20Guy Mercer rfl 1
rsh James Grindal21Mark McMillan rsh
23 12 5 rfh Billy Twelvetrees22Sam Vesty rfh 1 6 1 18
3 rc Scott Hamilton23Kyle Eastmond rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
09/03/12 Bath Rugby 16 - 17 Leicester Tigers
01/10/11 Bath Rugby 26 - 25 Leicester Tigers
26/03/11 Bath Rugby 6 - 37 Leicester Tigers

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
21/04/12 Bath Rugby 17 - 12 London Wasps
13/04/12 Sale Sharks 16 - 9 Bath Rugby
31/03/12 Bath Rugby 6 - 26 Northampton Saints

Leicester Tigers form guide

Date Home Score Away
21/04/12 Harlequins 33 - 43 Leicester Tigers
14/04/12 Northampton Saints 21 - 35 Leicester Tigers
30/03/12 Leicester Tigers 43 - 13 Worcester Warriors

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 5
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 480

Leicester dangermen

Tries Vereniki Goneva 4
Points Freddie Burns 38
Conversions Freddie Burns 4
Minutes Julian Salvi 480