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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 19 v 22 Exeter Chiefs

9 March 2014, KO 13:00

Recreation Ground
LV= Cup

Exeter Chiefs

7 March 2014, 11:56am

Mercer to start on Semi-Final Sunday

Guy Mercer will make his first start for Bath Rugby since October on Sunday as they welcome Exeter Chiefs to the Recreation Ground for the LV= Cup Semi-Final, kick-off 13.00.

Mercer is joined in the back-row by the returning Matt Garvey on the blindside and Leroy Houston at number eight. Ryan Caldwell joins captain Stuart Hooper in the engine room, with Eusebio Guinazu flanked at hooker by Nathan Catt and Argentina teammate Juan Pablo Orlandi.

In the half-backs, Martin Roberts and Tom Heathcote resume their partnership, with Horacio Agulla and Semesa Rokoduguni named out wide on the wings. Ollie Devoto, nominated for this year’s LV= Breakthrough Player award, combines with Gavin Henson in the midfield, whilst Nick Abendanon completes the line-up from fullback.

Tickets are still available from the Bath Rugby Ticket Office for the knockout match, with groups of four or more saving up to 40%, and kids tickets priced at just £10! 

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Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Ollie Devoto

12. Gavin Henson

11. Horacio Agulla

10. Tom Heathcote

9. Martin Roberts

1. Nathan Catt

2. Eusebio Guinazu

3. Juan Pablo Orlandi

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Ryan Caldwell

6. Matt Garvey

7. Guy Mercer

8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Anthony Perenise

18. Kane Palma-Newport

19. Mat Gilbert

20. Francois Louw

21. Peter Stringer

22. Ben Williams

23. Matt Banahan

Overview

9 March 2014
Ground open: 11.00
Kickoff: 13:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Exeter Chiefs

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Nick Abendanon15Luke Arscott FB 2
6 W Semesa Rokoduguni14Matt Jess W
2 C Ollie Devoto13Ian Whitten C 3
3 3 1 C Gavin Henson12Phil Dollman C 2 1
2 W Horacio Agulla11Tom James W 3
15 1 20 FH Tom Heathcote10Henry Slade FH 5 7
1 SH Martin Roberts9Dave Lewis SH 2
P Nathan Catt1Carl Rimmer P
H Eusebio Guinazu2Chris Whitehead H
P Juan Pablo Orlandi3Hoani Tui P
L Stuart Hooper4Dean Mumm L 5
L Ryan Caldwell5Damian Welch L 2
3 FL Matthew Garvey6David Ewers FL
3 FL Guy Mercer7Ben White FL 5
4 8 Leroy Houston8Kai Horstmann 8

Replacements

rh Ross Batty16Luke Cowan-Dickie rh 2
4 rp Anthony Perenise17Greg Bateman rp 1
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Alex Brown rp
2 r8 Mathew Gilbert19James Hanks r8
2 rfl Francois Louw20James Scaysbrook rfl 2
rsh Peter Stringer21Haydn Thomas rsh 4
rfh Ben Williams22Gareth Steenson rfh 1 20 43
1 8 rc Matthew Banahan23Fetu'u Vainikolo rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
15/02/14 Exeter Chiefs 23 - 27 Bath Rugby
30/11/13 Bath Rugby 21 - 16 Exeter Chiefs
17/11/13 Bath Rugby 37 - 15 Exeter Chiefs

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
28/02/14 Bath Rugby 10 - 23 Saracens
22/02/14 Bath Rugby 32 - 25 Wasps
15/02/14 Exeter Chiefs 23 - 27 Bath Rugby

Exeter Chiefs form guide

Date Home Score Away
01/03/14 Exeter Chiefs 18 - 0 London Irish
23/02/14 Saracens 23 - 10 Exeter Chiefs
15/02/14 Exeter Chiefs 23 - 27 Bath Rugby

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 4
Points George Ford 57
Conversions George Ford 12
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 240

Exeter dangermen

Tries Thomas Waldrom 2
Points Gareth Steenson 36
Conversions Gareth Steenson 9
Minutes Henry Slade 240