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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 32 v 20 Worcester Warriors

19 April 2014, KO 15:00

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Worcester Warriors

18 April 2014, 11:59am

Webber and Joseph back for Warriors visit

Rob Webber and Jonathan Joseph both return to the Bath Rugby matchday squad to take on Worcester Warriors in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 15.00.

Hooker Webber takes his place in the front row, whilst Joseph comes onto the bench.

Nathan Catt and David Wilson scrum down either side of Webber, with the rest of the pack remaining unchanged from that which secured victory against Gloucester last time out. Stuart Hooper leads the side from lock, partnered by Dave Attwood, as the explosive back row of Matt Garvey, Carl Fearns and Leroy Houston continue.

The only change in the backline sees Anthony Watson chosen to start alongside Horacio Agulla on the wings. Micky Young and George Ford resume their half-back partnership, as do Kyle Eastmond and Matt Banahan in the midfield. Nick Abendanon completes the line-up at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors

15. Nick Abendanon
14. Anthony Watson
13. Matt Banahan
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Horacio Agulla
10. George Ford
9. Micky Young
1. Nathan Catt
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Carl Fearns
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Paul James
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Dominic Day
20. Guy Mercer
21. Peter Stringer
22. Gavin Henson
23. Jonathan Joseph

Overview

19 April 2014
Ground open: 13.00
Kickoff: 15:00
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
Player image

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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Worcester Warriors

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
4 FB Nick Abendanon15Chris Pennell FB 3 5 19
4 W Anthony Watson14Josh Drauniniu W 4
1 9 C Matthew Banahan13Alex Grove C 2
6 C Kyle Eastmond12Andy Symons C 2
6 W Horacio Agulla11David Lemi W 6
56 2 46 3 FH George Ford10Ryan Lamb FH 7 12
4 SH Micky Young9Jonny Arr SH
P Nathan Catt1Ofa Fainga'anuku P 1
2 H Robert Webber2Agustin Creevy H 2
1 P Dave Wilson3Euan Murray P
1 L Stuart Hooper4James Percival L
2 L Dave Attwood5Mariano Galarza L 4
4 FL Matthew Garvey6Mike Williams FL
4 FL Carl Fearns7Sam Betty FL 1
4 8 Leroy Houston8Jonathan Thomas 8

Replacements

1 rh Ross Batty16Ed Shervington rh
rp Paul James17Paul Andrew rp
4 rp Anthony Perenise18Rob O'Donnell rp 1
3 r8 Dominic Day19Semisi Taulava r8
3 rfl Guy Mercer20Richard De Carpentier rfl
rsh Peter Stringer21Paul Hodgson rsh
4 3 1 rfh Gavin Henson22Paul Warwick rfh 1 2 8
5 rc Jonathan Joseph23Ravai Fatiaki rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
01/11/13 Worcester Warriors 6 - 21 Bath Rugby
09/02/13 Bath Rugby 32 - 9 Worcester Warriors
01/09/12 Worcester Warriors 23 - 24 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
12/04/14 Gloucester Rugby 17 - 18 Bath Rugby
06/04/14 Bath Rugby 39 - 7 Brive
28/03/14 Bath Rugby 11 - 12 Sale Sharks

Worcester Warriors form guide

Date Home Score Away
12/04/14 Worcester Warriors 33 - 38 Exeter Chiefs
30/03/14 Newcastle Falcons 12 - 17 Worcester Warriors
21/03/14 Worcester Warriors 11 - 13 Wasps

Bath dangermen

Tries Matthew Banahan 9
Points George Ford 336
Conversions George Ford 52
Minutes George Ford 2089

Worcester dangermen

Tries David Lemi 6
Points Chris Pennell 92
Conversions Ignacio Mieres 10
Minutes Chris Pennell 2000