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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 10 v 23 Saracens

28 February 2014, KO 19:45

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Saracens

27 February 2014, 12:00pm

Seven Bath Rugby changes for Saracens visit

Bath Rugby have made seven changes to their starting line-up for tomorrow night's Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at the Rec, kick-off 19.45.

In the pack, Ross Batty is joined in the front row by Paul James and Anthony Perenise, and Dave Attwood returns from England duty to partner Dominic Day in the engine room. Francois Louw captains the side from the openside flank as Alafoti Fa'osiliva comes in for the injured Matt Garvey.

Peter Stringer and George Ford are both recalled to the starting line-up to renew their half-back partnership, with Matt Banahan the only other change to the back line, who replaces Horacio Agulla on the wing.

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Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Ollie Devoto
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Dominic Day
5. Dave Attwood
6. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
7. Francois Louw ( c )
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Nathan Catt
18. Juan Pablo Orlandi
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Guy Mercer
21. Micky Young
22. Gavin Henson
23. Semesa Rokoduguni

Overview

28 February 2014
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Saracens

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Nick Abendanon15Alex Goode FB 4 6 1 7
3 W Anthony Watson14David Strettle W 9
2 C Ollie Devoto13Joel Tomkins C 1
5 C Kyle Eastmond12Brad Barritt C
1 8 W Matthew Banahan11Chris Wyles W 1
44 2 36 3 FH George Ford10Duncan Taylor FH 1
SH Peter Stringer9Neil de Kock SH 1
P Paul James1Mako Vunipola P 1
H Ross Batty2Schalk Brits H 4
4 P Anthony Perenise3James Johnston P 1
3 L Dominic Day4Steve Borthwick L
2 L Dave Attwood5George Kruis L 1
2 FL Alafoti Fa'osiliva6Jackson Wray FL 4
2 FL Francois Louw7Jacques Burger FL
3 8 Leroy Houston8Ernst Joubert 8

Replacements

rh Eusebio Guinazu16Jamie George rh 4
rp Nathan Catt17Richard Barrington rp 1
rp Juan Pablo Orlandi18Matt Stevens rp 1
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Eoin Sheriff r8
3 rfl Guy Mercer20Kelly Brown rfl 1
2 rsh Micky Young21Richard Wigglesworth rsh
3 3 1 rfh Gavin Henson22Jack Wilson rfh 4
6 rc Semesa Rokoduguni23Marcelo Bosch rc 1 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
22/09/13 Saracens 31 - 17 Bath Rugby
04/05/13 Saracens 23 - 14 Bath Rugby
22/12/12 Bath Rugby 0 - 22 Saracens

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
22/02/14 Bath Rugby 32 - 25 Wasps
15/02/14 Exeter Chiefs 23 - 27 Bath Rugby
08/02/14 Bath Rugby 24 - 6 Newcastle Falcons

Saracens form guide

Date Home Score Away
23/02/14 Saracens 23 - 10 Exeter Chiefs
14/02/14 Sale Sharks 10 - 15 Saracens
08/02/14 Saracens 13 - 22 London Irish

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 5
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 480

Saracens dangermen

Tries David Strettle 3
Points Charlie Hodgson 65
Conversions Charlie Hodgson 9
Minutes Jamie George 461