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Saracens

Saracens 26 v 19 Bath Rugby

8 January 2012, KO 15:00

Vicarage Road
AVIVA Premiership

Bath Rugby

6 January 2012, 11:56am

Same again for Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby name an unchanged starting line-up to face Saracens in Round 13 of the Aviva Premiership on Sunday from that which defeated London Irish on New Year's Day, kick-off 3.00pm.

The trio of Nathan Catt, Ross Batty and Anthony Perenise continue in the front row, with Dave Attwood and Ryan Caldwell providing more power from the engine room. In the back-row, Andy Beattie, Francois Louw and Simon Taylor link up to complete the pack.

Michael Claassens and Stephen Donald team up once more to further develop their half-back partnership, whilst Tom Biggs and Olly Woodburn line up on the wings. Matt Banahan and Matt Carraro team up again in the centres, with Nick Abendanon completing the starting line-up at fullback.

The only change to the squad comes on the bench, where there is a welcome return for hooker Pieter Dixon.

Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Olly Woodburn

13. Matt Carraro

12. Matt Banahan

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Michael Claassens

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Dave Attwood

5. Ryan Caldwell

6. Andy Beattie

7. Francois Louw (c)

8. Simon Taylor

Replacements

16. Pieter Dixon

17. Charlie Beech

18. David Wilson

19. Ben Skirving

20. Guy Mercer

21. Chris Cook

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Kyle Eastmond

Your next chance to catch Aviva Premiership Rugby at the Recreation Ground will be when we take on Newcastle Falcons on Saturday 11th February, kick-off 2.15pm. Tickets are available now, so give the Ticket Office a call on 0844 448 1865 now to book yours.

Overview

8 January 2012
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
Vicarage Road

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Saracens

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Alex Goode15Nick Abendanon FB 2
4 W David Strettle14Ollie Woodburn W 3
53 20 4 C Owen Farrell13Matthew Carraro C 3
3 C Bradley Barritt12Matthew Banahan C 3
3 W Chris Wyles11Tom Biggs W 1
10 8 2 FH Charlie Hodgson10Stephen Donald FH 2 4 7
2 SH Ben Spencer9Michael Claassens SH 2
1 P Rhys Gill1Nathan Catt P 1
1 H John Smit2Ross Batty H
1 P Matt Stevens3Anthony Perenise P 2
1 L Steve Borthwick4Dave Attwood L 4
L Mouritz Botha5Ryan Caldwell L
FL Jackson Wray6Andy Beattie FL
FL Andy Saull7Francois Louw FL 2
6 8 Ernst Joubert8Simon Taylor 8

Replacements

1 rh Jamie George16Pieter Dixon rh
rp Petrus Du Plessis17Charlie Beech rp 1
rp Carlos Nieto18Dave Wilson rp
r8 George Kruis19Ben Skirving r8 1
rfl Justin Melck20Guy Mercer rfl 1
rsh Peter Stringer21Chris Cook rsh
1 rfh Adam Powell22Tom Heathcote rfh 1 10 17
2 rc James Short23Kyle Eastmond rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
10/09/11 Bath Rugby 26 - 28 Saracens
03/04/11 Saracens 20 - 9 Bath Rugby
21/11/10 Bath Rugby 13 - 17 Saracens

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
01/01/12 Bath Rugby 30 - 3 London Irish
24/12/11 Northampton Saints 22 - 13 Bath Rugby
17/12/11 Leinster 52 - 27 Bath Rugby

Saracens form guide

Date Home Score Away
01/01/12 Saracens 15 - 15 Gloucester Rugby
27/12/11 Harlequins 11 - 19 Saracens
16/12/11 Ospreys 13 - 16 Saracens

Bath dangermen

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

Saracens dangermen

Tries David Strettle 11
Points Owen Farrell 157
Conversions Owen Farrell 22
Minutes Jackson Wray 1544