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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 27 v 26 Leicester Tigers

20 April 2013, KO 14:15

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership

Leicester Tigers

19 April 2013, 11:57am

Williams back for final home game of the season

Centre Ben Williams returns to the Bath Rugby starting line-up forĀ  tomorrow's final home game of the season against age old rivals, Leicester Tigers, kick-off 14.15.

Williams comes into the outside centre shirt to partner Kyle Eastmond in the midfield, with Semesa Rokoduguni shifting out to the wing. Horacio Agulla lines up against his former team on the opposite wing, with Ollie Devoto continuing at fullback.

Southern hemisphere duo Michael Claassens and Stephen Donald re-form their half-back partnership for what will be the final time at the Rec as both move on at the end of this season.

There are three other changes as hooker Rob Webber, lock Dominic Day and flanker Guy Mercer all come back into the starting line-up.

Webber takes his place in the frontĀ  row between international duo Paul James and David Wilson, whilst Day partners Dave Attwood in the engine room. Mercer starts on the openside, with Francois Louw on the blindside and Simon Taylor packing down at number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Ollie Devoto
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Ben Williams
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Horacio Agulla
10. Stephen Donald
9. Michael Claassens
1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Dominic Day
5. Dave Attwood
6. Francois Louw ( c )
7. Guy Mercer
8. Simon Taylor

Replacements

16. Eusebio Guinazu
17. Nathan Catt
18. Anthony Perenise
19. Will Spencer
20. Mat Gilbert
21. Nick Koster
22. Peter Stringer
23. Tom Heathcote

Overview

20 April 2013
Ground open: 12.15
Kickoff: 14:15
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby

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Leicester Tigers

P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
1 1 1 FB Ollie Devoto15Mathew Tait FB 3
6 W Semesa Rokoduguni14Matt Smith W 3
1 C Ben Williams13Manu Tuilagi C 4
5 C Kyle Eastmond12Anthony Allen C 1
11 W Horacio Agulla11Adam Thompstone W 7
24 11 4 FH Stephen Donald10Toby Flood FH 1 25 32
5 SH Michael Claassens9Ben Youngs SH 4
1 P Paul James1Logovi'i Mulipola P 1
1 H Robert Webber2Tom Youngs H
1 P Dave Wilson3Dan Cole P
1 L Dominic Day4Steve Mafi L
1 L Dave Attwood5Geoff Parling L 1
4 FL Francois Louw6Tom Croft FL 1
1 FL Guy Mercer7Julian Salvi FL 2
1 8 Simon Taylor8Thomas Waldrom 8 3

Replacements

rh Eusebio Guinazu16Rob Hawkins rh 1
1 rp Nathan Catt17Fraser Balmain rp
1 rp Anthony Perenise18Martin Castrogiovanni rp
1 r8 Will Spencer19Ed Slater r8 2
rfl Mathew Gilbert20Jordan Crane rfl
2 rsh Nick Koster21Sam Harrison rsh
3 rfh Peter Stringer22Dan Bowden rfh 2 1 1
31 30 rc Tom Heathcote23Geordan Murphy rc 1

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
01/12/12 Leicester Tigers 17 - 12 Bath Rugby
05/05/12 Leicester Tigers 28 - 3 Bath Rugby
09/03/12 Bath Rugby 16 - 17 Leicester Tigers

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
13/04/13 Harlequins 23 - 9 Bath Rugby
06/04/13 Bath Rugby 20 - 36 Stade Francais
30/03/13 Bath Rugby 40 - 25 London Welsh

Leicester Tigers form guide

Date Home Score Away
14/04/13 Leicester Tigers 35 - 16 London Wasps
30/03/13 Northampton Saints 8 - 36 Leicester Tigers
23/03/13 Exeter Chiefs 9 - 12 Leicester Tigers

Bath dangermen

Tries Semesa Rokoduguni 3
Points George Ford 37
Conversions George Ford 8
Minutes Semesa Rokoduguni 160

Leicester dangermen

Tries Vereniki Goneva 3
Points Freddie Burns 27
Conversions Freddie Burns 3
Minutes Julian Salvi 160