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Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby 13 v 26 Harlequins

5 November 2011, KO 14:15

Recreation Ground
AVIVA Premiership


4 November 2011, 12:19pm

Wilson makes first start for Bath Rugby this season

Bath Rugby make just three changes to the starting line-up to run out against Harlequins tomorrow at the Recreation Ground (kick-off 2.15pm) to that which secured victory over London Irish last weekend.

David Wilson comes into the front row to make his first start of the season, with Anthony Perenise taking his place on the bench. Nathan Catt and Lee Mears make up the remainder of the front row. Stuart Hooper and Dave Attwood both continue in the engine room.

Further back in the pack, Francois Louw returns on the openside, joining Ben Skirving and Simon Taylor in the back row. Sam Vesty and Michael Claassens continue their half-back partnership at fly-half and scrum-half respectively.

The only other change comes in the back line, with Dan Hipkiss returning to the starting line-up and partnering Matt Carraro in the centres. Tom Biggs and Olly Woodburn feature on the wings with Nick Abendanon completing the line-up at full-back.

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Olly Woodburn

13. Dan Hipkiss

12. Matt Carraro

11. Tom Biggs

10. Sam Vesty

9. Michael Claassens

1. Nathan Catt

2. Lee Mears

3. David Wilson

4. Stuart Hooper (c)

5. Dave Attwood

6. Ben Skirving

7. Francois Louw

8. Simon Taylor


16. Ross Batty

17. Charlie Beech

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Ryan Caldwell

20. Guy Mercer

21. Chris Cook

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Jack Cuthbert


5 November 2011
Ground open: 12.15
Kickoff: 14:15
The Recreation Ground »

Bath Rugby Lineup
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Sam Vesty

Fly Half

Bath Rugby



P D C T Pos Player   Player Pos T C D P
2 FB Nick Abendanon15Mike Brown FB 4
2 W Ollie Woodburn14Seb Stegmann W 4
1 C Dan Hipkiss13George Lowe C 1
3 C Matthew Carraro12Jordan Turner-Hall C
1 W Tom Biggs11Sam Smith W 3
18 1 6 1 FH Sam Vesty10Nick Evans FH 1 21 23
SH Michael Claassens9Karl Dickson SH
1 P Nathan Catt1Joe Marler P
H Lee Mears2Joe Gray H 1
P Dave Wilson3James Johnston P 1
L Stuart Hooper4Ollie Kohn L 3
3 L Dave Attwood5George Robson L
1 FL Ben Skirving6Maurie Fa'asavalu FL
1 FL Francois Louw7Chris Robshaw FL 1
8 Simon Taylor8Nick Easter 8


rh Ross Batty16Chris Brooker rh 1
rp Charlie Beech17Nic Mayhew rp
1 rp Anthony Perenise18Kyle Sinckler rp
r8 Ryan Caldwell19Tomas Vallejos-Cinalli r8
1 rfl Guy Mercer20Luke Wallace rfl 2
rsh Chris Cook21Daniel Care rsh
8 10 1 rfh Tom Heathcote22Rory Clegg rfh 6 8
2 rc Jack Cuthbert23Matt Hopper rc

Previous meetings

Date Home Score Away
16/04/11 Bath Rugby 19 - 15 Harlequins
31/10/10 Harlequins 6 - 6 Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby form guide

Date Home Score Away
29/10/11 London Irish 12 - 13 Bath Rugby
22/10/11 Bath Rugby 46 - 13 Worcester Warriors
15/10/11 Newport Gwent Dragons 16 - 46 Bath Rugby

Harlequins form guide

Date Home Score Away
29/10/11 Harlequins 19 - 13 Exeter Chiefs
21/10/11 Sale Sharks 25 - 37 Harlequins
15/10/11 Harlequins 26 - 19 London Irish

Bath dangermen

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

Harlequins dangermen

Tries Marland Yarde 8
Points Nick Evans 173
Conversions Nick Evans 20
Minutes Marland Yarde 1520