Anthony Watson to make 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Leicester Tigers

17 May 2019

Anthony Watson is set to make his 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Saturday, kick-off 16:00. 

Watson starts his position at full-back, with Joe Cokanasiga and Ruaridh McConnochie completing the back three for the final game of the regular Gallagher Premiership season. Max Wright comes in at inside centre and forms a midfield pairing with Jonathan Joseph. Will Chudley and Freddie Burns continue in the half-back pairing.

Beno Obano and Max Lahiff line-up either side of Tom Dunn in the front row, with Charlie Ewels leading the side from the second row. After a physical display as a replacement in the victory against Wasps in the last round, Levi Douglas starts alongside Ewels. Tom Ellis and Sam Underhill take their positions at blindside and openside flanker respectively and Zach Mercer completes the pack at number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Anthony Watson

14. Joe Cokanasiga

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Max Wright

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Freddie Burns

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Max Lahiff

4. Levi Douglas

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Tom Ellis

7. Sam Underhill

8. Zach Mercer


16. Ross Batty

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Sam Nixon

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Francois Louw

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Semesa Rokoduguni

Leicester Tigers team 

15. George Worth, 14. Sam Aspland-Robinson, 13. Matt Smith, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Clayton Blommetjies, 10. George Ford, 9. Sam Harrison, 1. Ellis Genge, 2. Tom Youngs (c), 3. Dan Cole, 4. Will Spencer, 5. Graham Kitchener, 6. Mike Fitzgerald, 7. Brendon O’Connor, 8. Sione Kalamafoni


16. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17. Facundo Gigena, 18. Joe Heyes, 19. Harry Wells, 20. Valentino Mapapalangi, 21. Ben White, 22. Tom Hardwick, 23. Leonardo Sarto

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