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Same again for Bath Rugby for LV= Cup Semi Final
Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 16 v 17 Leicester Tigers

9 March 2012, KO 19:30

Recreation Ground
LV= Cup

Leicester Tigers

8 March 2012, 12:14pm

Same again for Bath Rugby for LV= Cup Semi Final

Bath Rugby have named an unchanged side to take on the Leicester Tigers in the LV= Cup Semi Final tomorrow evening at the Recreation Ground (kick-off 7.30pm), from that which secured a bonus point victory over Worcester Warriors last weekend.

Tom Biggs, who scored a brace against the Warriors, starts on the wing with Matt Banahan on the opposite side. Olly Barkley and Matt Carraro partner up in the centres, with Sam Vesty named at fullback.

Michael Claassens, who also crossed the whitewash twice against Worcester, and Tom Heathcote start at scrum-half and fly-half respectively.

Lee Mears is once more given the number 2 shirt, with Charlie Beech and Duncan Bell scrumming down either side of him. Dave Attwood and Ryan Caldwell combine in the engine room, with Ben Skirving, Francois Louw and Simon Taylor completing the pack in the back row.

There is only one change to the bench, with Anthony Perenise returning to the matchday squad.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Sam Vesty
14. Matt Banahan
13. Matt Carraro
12. Olly Barkley
11. Tom Biggs
10. Tom Heathcote
9. Michael Claassens
1. Charlie Beech
2. Lee Mears
3. Duncan Bell
4. Dave Attwood
5. Ryan Caldwell
6. Ben Skirving
7. Francois Louw (c)
8. Simon Taylor

Replacements

16. Pieter Dixon
17. David Flatman
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Guy Mercer
20. Carl Fearns
21. Chris Cook
22. Olly Woodburn
23. Jack Cuthbert

Overview

9 March 2012
Ground open: 17.30
Kickoff: 19:30
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Leicester Tigers

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
18 1 6 1 FB Sam Vesty15Scott Hamilton FB 1
5 W Matthew Banahan14Horatio Agulla W 5
3 C Matthew Carraro13Andy Forsyth C 1
19 16 C Olly Barkley12Billy Twelvetrees C 5 10 20
8 W Tom Biggs11Alex Lewington W 1
27 18 1 FH Tom Heathcote10George Ford FH 1 7 1 8
4 SH Michael Claassens9James Grindal SH
2 P Charlie Beech1Boris Stankovich P 1
1 H Lee Mears2Rob Hawkins H
P Duncan Bell3Julian White P
4 L Dave Attwood4Calum Green L
2 L Ryan Caldwell5Graham Kitchener L 1
1 FL Carl Fearns6Steve Mafi FL 3
2 FL Francois Louw7Craig Newby FL
2 8 Ben Skirving8Ben Pienaar 8 1

Replacements

rh Pieter Dixon16Tom Youngs rh 1
1 rp David Flatman17Marcos Ivan Ayerza rp 1
4 rp Anthony Perenise18Logovi'i Mulipola rp 1
1 r8 Guy Mercer19Julian Salvi r8 4
1 rfl Josh Ovens20Thomas Waldrom rfl 5
rsh Chris Cook21Scott Steele rsh
7 rfh Ollie Woodburn22Jeremy Staunton rfh 1 3 12
2 rc Jack Cuthbert23Matt Smith rc 4

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
01/10/11 Bath Rugby 26 - 25 Leicester Tigers
26/03/11 Bath Rugby 6 - 37 Leicester Tigers
04/02/11 Leicester Tigers 12 - 26 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
03/03/12 Bath Rugby 36 - 17 Worcester Warriors
25/02/12 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 12 Bath Rugby
18/02/12 Bath Rugby 11 - 14 Gloucester Rugby

Leicester Tigers form guide

Date Home Score Away
04/03/12 Leicester Tigers 36 - 3 Gloucester Rugby
25/02/12 Leicester Tigers 42 - 15 Newcastle Falcons
19/02/12 Saracens 19 - 20 Leicester Tigers

Bath dangermen

Tries Matthew Banahan 8
Points George Ford 272
Conversions George Ford 43
Minutes Matthew Garvey 1901

Leicester dangermen

Tries Vereniki Goneva 10
Points Owen Williams 152
Conversions Owen Williams 19
Minutes Ed Slater 1280