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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 32 v 9 Worcester Warriors

9 February 2013, KO 14:15

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Worcester Warriors

8 February 2013, 11:57am

Saxons stars return for Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby's Saxons flyers Tom Biggs and Kyle Eastmond return to the starting line-up tomorrow as Worcester Warriors arrive for the first Aviva Premiership match of the year at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 14.15.

Both stars return to the back-line, with Biggs on the wing and Eastmond outside Bath favourite Matt Banahan, who shifts to inside centre. Argentinean Horacio Agulla lines up on the opposite wing, with Nick Abendanon named again at fullback.

Stephen Donald and Peter Stringer continue to organise proceedings from half-back, building on their controlling performance from last weekend's epic win over Gloucester.

In the forwards, Charlie Beech and Anthony Perenise are given the nod either side of Rob Webber in the front row and Dave Attwood and Dominic Day continue their powerful partnership in the engine room. Ben Skirving is in at Number 8, with Francois Louw and Carl Fearns - fresh from a deeply impressive return from injury last weekend - flanking him.

There are still tickets available for the game against Worcester, and the Clubhouse will be showing the Wales v France 6 Nations game after the final whistle, so come on in to the warm and cheer on our very own Welshman, Paul James!

Tickets are available in person from the Ticket Office on Pulteney Bridge, or on the phone on 0844 448 1865.

Bath Rugby to face Worcester Warriors

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Horacio Agulla

13. Kyle Eastmond

12. Matt Banahan

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Peter Stringer

1. Charlie Beech

2. Rob Webber

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Dominic Day

5. Dave Attwood

6. Francois Louw

7. Carl Fearns

8. Ben Skirving

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Nathan Catt

18. Kane Palma-Newport

19. Will Spencer

20. Mat Gilbert

21. Chris Cook

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Semesa Rokoduguni

Overview

9 February 2013
Ground open: 12.15
Kickoff: 14:15
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

V

Worcester Warriors

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
3 FB Nick Abendanon15Errie Claassens FB 4
8 W Horacio Agulla14Josh Drauniniu W 7
2 C Matthew Banahan13Alex Grove C 3
4 C Kyle Eastmond12Jon Clarke C 1
4 W Tom Biggs11David Lemi W 10
18 8 4 FH Stephen Donald10Danny Gray FH 2 19 4
3 SH Peter Stringer9Jonny Arr SH 1
P Charlie Beech1Matt Mullan P
1 H Robert Webber2Aleki Lutui H 2
P Anthony Perenise3John Andress P
1 L Dominic Day4James Percival L 2
1 L Dave Attwood5Dean Schofield L
2 FL Francois Louw6Neil Best FL 3
FL Carl Fearns7Sam Betty FL 1
1 8 Ben Skirving8Matt Kvesic 8 3

Replacements

1 rh Ross Batty16Ed Shervington rh
rp Nathan Catt17Ceri Jones rp
2 rp Kane Palma-Newport18Rob O'Donnell rp
1 r8 Will Spencer19Craig Gillies r8 1
rfl Mathew Gilbert20Jake Abbott rfl 3
1 rsh Chris Cook21Paul Hodgson rsh 2
14 17 rfh Tom Heathcote22Joe Carlisle rfh 2 27 3
3 rc Semesa Rokoduguni23Josh Matavesi rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
01/09/12 Worcester Warriors 23 - 24 Bath Rugby
03/03/12 Bath Rugby 36 - 17 Worcester Warriors
25/11/11 Worcester Warriors 16 - 7 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
02/02/13 Gloucester Rugby 5 - 32 Bath Rugby
26/01/13 Bath Rugby 16 - 6 Exeter Chiefs
19/01/13 Bath Rugby 53 - 8 Romania Bucuresti

Worcester Warriors form guide

Date Home Score Away
02/02/13 Worcester Warriors 12 - 22 Saracens
27/01/13 London Irish 46 - 24 Worcester Warriors
19/01/13 Worcester Warriors 71 - 19 Bizkaia Gernika RT

Bath dangermen

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

Worcester dangermen

Tries David Lemi 6
Points Ignacio Mieres 90
Conversions Ignacio Mieres 10
Minutes Chris Pennell 1760