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James faces off against familiar foes

30 August 2013, 11:21am

James faces off against familiar foes

Bath Rugby's international loosehead Paul James will be facing some old friends this evening as he makes his first pre-season appearance against former club Ospreys at the Rec, kick-off 19.30.

James takes his place in the front row alongside England duo hooker Rob Webber and tighthead David Wilson. Elsewhere in the pack, Dave Attwood and newly-retained captain Stuart Hooper combine forces in the engine room, with the diverse talents of Matt Garvey, Guy Mercer and Leroy Houston complementing each other across the back row.

Experience and youth combine in the half-backs, as Peter Stringer partners George Ford. Matt Banahan replaces Tom Biggs in the 11 jersey, with Fijian flyer Semesa Rokoduguni occupying the opposite wing.

Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph have once more been given licence to thrill in the midfield, whilst U20 World Cup Champion Ollie Devoto continues to guard the rear at fullback.

Tickets are still available so call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865 to secure your seats for what should be an exciting end to our pre-season.

Bath Rugby team to face Ospreys

15. Ollie Devoto

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Kyle Eastmond

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford

9. Peter Stringer

1. Paul James

2. Rob Webber

3. David Wilson

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Dave Attwood

6. Matt Garvey

7. Guy Mercer

8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Nathan Catt

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Dominic Day

20. Mat Gilbert

21. Martin Roberts

22. Tom Heathcote

23. Anthony Watson

Players with no number

Tom Biggs

Micky Young

Alafoti Fa'osiliva

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