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One Bath Rugby change for Franklin's Gardens visit
Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints 43 v 25 Bath Rugby

28 December 2013, KO 15:00

Franklin's Gardens
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

27 December 2013, 11:59am

One Bath Rugby change for Franklin's Gardens visit

Bath Rugby have made just one change to the starting line-up who beat Harlequins last weekend in the Aviva Premiership, as they prepare to travel to Franklin's Gardens tomorrow, kick-off 15.00.

Martin Roberts comes into the scrum-half position, with Peter Stringer shifting to the bench. Roberts will re-from his partnership with George Ford, who starts at fly-half.

Matt Banahan and Horacio Agulla are named out wide on the wings, with Jonathan Joseph and Kyle Eastmond in the centres and Anthony Watson continuing at fullback.

In the pack, the all-international front row of Paul James, Rob Webber and Anthony Perenise is once again selected, with Stuart Hooper and Dave Attwood combining in the second row.

Matt Garvey and Francois Louw start on the blind and open side flanks respectively, with Carl Fearns remaining at number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Northampton Saints

15. Anthony Watson
14. Horacio Agulla
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Martin Roberts
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Nathan Catt
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Dominic Day
20. Leroy Houston
21. Peter Stringer
22. Tom Heathcote
23. Nick Abendanon

Overview

28 December 2013
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
Franklin's Gardens

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Northampton Saints

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
4 FB Ken Pisi15Anthony Watson FB
3 W Jamie Elliott14Horacio Agulla W 1
3 C George Pisi13Jonathan Joseph C 3
3 C Luther Burrell12Kyle Eastmond C 2
2 W George North11Matthew Banahan W 7
24 28 FH Stephen Myler10George Ford FH 2 20 2 38
SH Kahn Fotuali'I9Martin Roberts SH 1
P Alex Waller1Paul James P
1 H Dylan Hartley2Robert Webber H 2
P Salesi Ma'afu3Anthony Perenise P 3
L Courtney Lawes4Stuart Hooper L
3 L Chris Day5Dave Attwood L 2
FL Calum Clark6Matthew Garvey FL 3
2 FL Tom Wood7Francois Louw FL
5 8 Samu Manoa8Carl Fearns 8 3

Replacements

rh Mike Haywood16Eusebio Guinazu rh
1 rp Ethan Waller17Nathan Catt rp
rp Tom Mercey18Juan Pablo Orlandi rp
r8 Sam Dickinson19Dominic Day r8 2
1 rfl Phil Dowson20Leroy Houston rfl 1
1 rsh Lee Dickson21Peter Stringer rsh
9 4 rfh Glenn Dickson22Tom Heathcote rfh 12 1 7
1 rc Tom Collins23Nick Abendanon rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
23/02/13 Northampton Saints 25 - 23 Bath Rugby
14/09/12 Bath Rugby 14 - 18 Northampton Saints
31/03/12 Bath Rugby 6 - 26 Northampton Saints

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
21/12/13 Bath Rugby 14 - 3 Harlequins
14/12/13 Bath Rugby 63 - 0 Mogliano
07/12/13 Mogliano 8 - 55 Bath Rugby

Northampton Saints form guide

Date Home Score Away
21/12/13 Wasps 15 - 17 Northampton Saints
30/11/13 Worcester Warriors 10 - 33 Northampton Saints
23/11/13 Northampton Saints 18 - 0 Newcastle Falcons

Bath dangermen

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

Northampton dangermen

Tries George North 4
Points Stephen Myler 58
Conversions Stephen Myler 14
Minutes Luther Burrell 480