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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 37 v 15 Exeter Chiefs

17 November 2013, KO 13:00

Recreation Ground
LV= Cup

Exeter Chiefs

15 November 2013, 12:01pm

Orlandi makes first start for Bath Rugby

Juan Pablo Orlandi will make his first start for Bath Rugby on home soil this Sunday as they face West Country rivals Exeter Chiefs in the LV= Cup, kick-off 13.00.

Bath are bolstered further by the release of England trio Dave Attwood, Anthony Watson and Rob Webber, who are all in the starting line-up.

Orlandi and Webber combine in the front row, alongside Nathan Catt at loosehead. Stuart Hooper returns to partner Dave Attwood in the engine room, as Matt Garvey and Carl Fearns start on the blindside and openside flanks respectively, with Leroy Houston completing the pack at number eight.

Martin Roberts and George Ford combine in the half-backs to control proceedings, with the powerful Matt Banahan and fleet-footed Anthony Watson on either wing. Ollie Devoto and Jonathan Joseph make up the midfield, and Nick Abendanon is at fullback.

Tickets are still available for Sunday's game, and we'll be showing the Scotland v South Africa international in the Swift Half and Clubhouse after the final whistle. If Francois Louw scores for the Springboks, we'll drop the price of pints of Thatchers and Wadworth 6X in the Swift Half to just £2.50 a pint for the rest of the game, so make sure you stick around and join us!

Book your tickets now on 0844 448 1865 or pop into the Ticket Office on Pulteney Bridge. 

Bath Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Martin Roberts
1. Nathan Catt
2. Rob Webber
3. Juan Pablo Orlandi
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Carl Fearns
8. Leroy Houston


16. Ross Batty
17. Charlie Beech
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Dominic Day
20. Mat Gilbert
21. Chris Cook
22. Tom Heathcote
23. Tom Biggs


17 November 2013
Kickoff: 13:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby


Exeter Chiefs

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
FB Nick Abendanon15Luke Arscott FB
W Anthony Watson14Jack Nowell W
2 C Jonathan Joseph13Sireli Naqelevuki C 1
C Ollie Devoto12Jason Shoemark C
3 W Matthew Banahan11Tom James W 2
25 13 1 FH George Ford10Henry Slade FH 1 1
1 SH Martin Roberts9Haydn Thomas SH 1
P Nathan Catt1Ben Moon P
1 H Robert Webber2Chris Whitehead H
P Juan Pablo Orlandi3Carl Rimmer P
L Stuart Hooper4Romana Graham L
2 L Dave Attwood5James Hanks L
1 FL Matthew Garvey6Don Armand FL
FL Carl Fearns7James Scaysbrook FL 1
8 Leroy Houston8James Phillips 8 1


rh Ross Batty16Greg Bateman rh 1
1 rp Charlie Beech17Kieran Davies rp
rp Kane Palma-Newport18Alex Brown rp
r8 Dominic Day19Will Carrick-Smith r8
1 rfl Mathew Gilbert20Joel Conlon rfl
rsh Chris Cook21Will Chudley rsh
7 1 6 rfh Tom Heathcote22Ceri Sweeney rfh 2 4
rc Tom Biggs23Ian Whitten rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
26/01/13 Bath Rugby 16 - 6 Exeter Chiefs
29/12/12 Exeter Chiefs 12 - 12 Bath Rugby
27/10/12 Bath Rugby 23 - 15 Exeter Chiefs

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
08/11/13 Sale Sharks 20 - 27 Bath Rugby
01/11/13 Worcester Warriors 6 - 21 Bath Rugby
25/10/13 Bath Rugby 15 - 13 Gloucester Rugby

Exeter Chiefs form guide

Date Home Score Away
09/11/13 Exeter Chiefs 19 - 5 Harlequins
01/11/13 Sale Sharks 16 - 18 Exeter Chiefs
26/10/13 Exeter Chiefs 40 - 6 Worcester Warriors

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 10
Points George Ford 219
Conversions George Ford 49
Minutes Leroy Houston 1667

Exeter dangermen

Tries Thomas Waldrom 16
Points Gareth Steenson 210
Conversions Gareth Steenson 42
Minutes Matt Jess 1801