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Worcester Warriors

Worcester Warriors 6 v 21 Bath Rugby

1 November 2013, KO 19:45

Sixways
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

31 October 2013, 11:58am

One change for Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby have made just one enforced change to the side that beat Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership last weekend as they prepare to travel to Sixways on Friday night to take on Worcester Warriors, kick-off 19.45.

Academy lock Will Spencer comes into the second row alongside Stuart Hooper, replacing Dave Attwood who has been named on the bench for England. Elsewhere in the pack, the all-international front row of Paul James, Rob Webber and Anthony Perenise pack down with Matt Garvey, Francois Louw and Carl Fearns providing power in the back row.

Peter Stringer and George Ford combine in the half-backs, offering a mix of youth and experience, while Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph continue their exciting partnership in the midfield. Matt Banahan and Semesa Rokoduguni give pace and strength out wide, with the dangerous talent of Anthony Watson at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Will Spencer
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Nathan Catt
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Dominic Day
20. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
21. Martin Roberts
22. Gavin Henson
23. Horacio Agulla

Overview

1 November 2013
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
Sixways

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Worcester Warriors

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Chris Pennell15Anthony Watson FB
W Dean Hammond14Semesa Rokoduguni W 2
1 C Alex Grove13Jonathan Joseph C 2
1 C Josh Matavesi12Kyle Eastmond C
2 W David Lemi11Matthew Banahan W 1
6 1 FH Paul Warwick10George Ford FH 1 10 23
SH Jonny Arr9Peter Stringer SH
P Ofa Fainga'anuku1Paul James P
2 H Agustin Creevy2Robert Webber H 1
P Euan Murray3Anthony Perenise P 2
1 L Chris Jones4Stuart Hooper L
L Mariano Galarza5Will Spencer L
FL Leonardo Senatore6Matthew Garvey FL
FL Jake Abbott7Francois Louw FL
8 Jonathan Thomas8Carl Fearns 8

Replacements

rh Chris Brooker16Ross Batty rh
rp George Porter17Nathan Catt rp
rp John Andress18Juan Pablo Orlandi rp
r8 Mike Williams19Dominic Day r8
rfl Sam Betty20Alafoti Faosiliva rfl
rsh Jeremy Sua21Martin Roberts rsh
12 3 1 rfh Ignacio Mieres22Tom Heathcote rfh 2 5
rc Ravai Fatiaki23Horacio Agulla rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
09/02/13 Bath Rugby 32 - 9 Worcester Warriors
01/09/12 Worcester Warriors 23 - 24 Bath Rugby
03/03/12 Bath Rugby 36 - 17 Worcester Warriors

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
25/10/13 Bath Rugby 15 - 13 Gloucester Rugby
19/10/13 Bath Rugby 26 - 10 Newport Gwent Dragons
12/10/13 Bordeaux Begles 6 - 15 Bath Rugby

Worcester Warriors form guide

Date Home Score Away
26/10/13 Exeter Chiefs 40 - 6 Worcester Warriors
19/10/13 Worcester Warriors 15 - 29 Sale Sharks
12/10/13 Oyonnax 9 - 9 Worcester Warriors

Bath dangermen

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

Worcester dangermen

Tries David Lemi 6
Points Chris Pennell 92
Conversions Ignacio Mieres 10
Minutes Chris Pennell 2000