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Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers 17 v 35 Bath Rugby

31 January 2014, KO 19:45

Welford Road
LV= Cup

Bath Rugby

30 January 2014, 11:59am

Sisi makes first start for Bath Rugby

Flanker David Sisi will make his first start for Bath Rugby tomorrow night when they take on Leicester Tigers in the final group match of the LV= Cup at Welford Road, kick-off 19.45.

Sisi starts on the blindside, with Alafoti Fa'osiliva and Leroy Houston joining him in the back row. Stuart Hooper returns at lock to captain the side, alongside Dominic Day. In the front row, Charlie Beech gets his first start of the season at loosehead, Ross Batty is at hooker and Juan Pablo Orlandi continues at tighthead.

Academy back Ollie Devoto is given the nod at fly-half with the experienced Peter Stringer joining him in the halfbacks.

The backline sees only two changes from that which dispatched Cardiff Blues last weekend, as Gavin Henson is named at inside centre to partner Matt Banahan in the midfield and Nick Abendanon returns at fullback. Flyers Tom Biggs and Richard Lane keep their places on the wings.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Richard Lane
13. Matt Banahan
12. Gavin Henson
11. Tom Biggs
10. Ollie Devoto
9. Peter Stringer
1. Charlie Beech
2. Ross Batty
3. Juan Pablo Orlandi
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. David Sisi
7. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
8. Leroy Houston

Replacement

16. Rob Webber
17. Anthony Perenise
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Ryan Caldwell
20. Carl Fearns
21. Francois Louw
22. Martin Roberts
23. Olly Woodburn

Overview

31 January 2014
Ground open: 17.45
Kickoff: 19:45
Welford Road

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

10

Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Leicester Tigers

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Bath Rugby

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Blaine Scully15Nick Abendanon FB
W Scott Hamilton14Olly Woodburn W 2
C Matt Smith13Matthew Banahan C 8 1
C Terrence Hepetema12Gavin Henson C 1 3 3
W George Catchpole11Tom Biggs W 3
22 1 11 FH Owen Williams10Ollie Devoto FH 1
1 SH Sam Harrison9Peter Stringer SH
P Tom Bristow1Charlie Beech P 1
H Rob Hawkins2Ross Batty H
P Fraser Balmain3Juan Pablo Orlandi P
L Tom Price4Stuart Hooper L
L Sebastian De Chaves5Dominic Day L 3
1 FL Steve Mafi6David Sisi FL
1 FL Pablo Matera7Alafoti Fa'osiliva FL 2
3 8 Thomas Waldrom8Leroy Houston 8 2

Replacements

rh George Chuter16Robert Webber rh 2
rp Boris Stankovich17Anthony Perenise rp 4
rp Tizano Pasquali18Kane Palma-Newport rp
1 r8 Harry Wells19Ryan Caldwell r8
2 rfl Michael Noone20Carl Fearns rfl 4
rsh Scott Steele21Francois Louw rsh 1
5 3 rfh Ryan Lamb22Martin Roberts rfh 1
rc Rhys Williams23Guy Mercer rc 3

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
05/01/14 Leicester Tigers 27 - 27 Bath Rugby
14/09/13 Bath Rugby 27 - 20 Leicester Tigers
20/04/13 Bath Rugby 27 - 26 Leicester Tigers

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
25/01/14 Bath Rugby 24 - 13 Cardiff Blues
16/01/14 Bath Rugby 54 - 13 Bordeaux Begles
11/01/14 Newport Gwent Dragons 13 - 30 Bath Rugby

Leicester Tigers form guide

Date Home Score Away
25/01/14 Harlequins 20 - 6 Leicester Tigers
05/01/14 Leicester Tigers 27 - 27 Bath Rugby
28/12/13 Leicester Tigers 30 - 23 Sale Sharks

Bath dangermen

Tries Jonathan Joseph 6
Points George Ford 84
Conversions George Ford 18
Minutes Leroy Houston 710

Leicester dangermen

Tries Vereniki Goneva 4
Points Owen Williams 55
Conversions Freddie Burns 7
Minutes Graham Kitchener 627