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1 January 1970, KO 01:00


21 December 2012, 12:01pm

Six changes for Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby have made six changes to the starting line-up that beat Calvisano in the Amlin Challenge Cup last weekend as they prepare to face Saracens at the Recreation Ground in Round 11 of the Aviva Premiership tomorrow, kick-off 13.15.

Nick Abendanon returns at fullback, and Horacio Agulla and Tom Biggs start on the wings. Kyle Eastmond continues at outside centre with Ben Williams inside him.

Stephen Donald and Michael Claassens continue their half-back partnership.

Paul James and Lee Mears both come back into the front row, packing down alongside David Wilson. Captain Stuart Hooper also returns to the starting line-up, partnering Dominic Day in the second row. There are also changes in the back-row. Simon Taylor shifts to number 8, with Francois Louw coming in on the blindside and Guy Mercer taking the openside.

With tomorrow being the last Saturday before Christmas it is anticipated that the centre of Bath will be very busy, as will the roads, trains and buses into the city, so please leave plenty of time to make your way to the Rec. 

Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Horacio Agulla

13. Kyle Eastmond

12. Ben Williams

11. Tom Biggs

10. Stephen Donald

9. Michael Claassens

1. Paul James

2. Lee Mears

3. David Wilson

4. Stuart Hooper (c)

5. Dominic Day

6. Francois Louw

7. Guy Mercer

8. Simon Taylor


16. Tom Dunn

17. Charlie Beech

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Dave Attwood

20. Will Skuse

21. Mark McMillan

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Dan Hipkiss


1 January 1970
Ground open: 11.15
Kickoff: 01:00


Lineups for this match are not available.

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 10
Points George Ford 219
Conversions George Ford 49
Minutes Leroy Houston 1667