Bath Rugby go in search of their first Premiership win at Worcester

4 December 2020

Bath Rugby name a strong side for the Round 3 trip to Sixways Stadium on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 15:00, BT Sport Extra 6).

The Blue, Black and White arrive in Worcester with a point to prove after two setbacks in their opening Gallagher Premiership clashes of the new season.

There are three personnel changes to the starting XV who ran out at Sandy Park last weekend. Christian Judge starts on the tight-head with Henry Thomas ready to assert his influence from the bench.

Charlie Ewels has been retained by Eddie Jones for England’s Autumn Nations finale against France and so it allows Elliott Stooke to make his first start of the new campaign.

Lastly, Semesa Rokoduguni is welcomed back onto the right wing as his fellow Fijian flyer Joe Cokansiga takes his place on the bench.

Bath Rugby history books could be re-written tomorrow afternoon as Ethan Staddon, who offers positional cover in the second row as well as the back row, could become the Club’s youngest ever Premiership debutant. If the former U16 Dorset captain does make it onto the turf, he will be just 18 years, 5 months and 3 days old. Staddon’s been a consistent performer within the Academy and his impressive performances have lead to his justified selection for England age groups.

Bath Rugby side to face Worcester Warriors 

15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Cameron Redpath, 12. Josh Matavesi, 11. Ruaridh McConnochie, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Beno Obano, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Christian Judge, 4. Josh McNally ©, 5. Elliott Stooke, 6. Mike Williams, 7. Josh Bayliss, 8. Zach Mercer


16. Jack Walker, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Ethan Staddon, 20. Miles Reid, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Max Wright, 23. Joe Cokanasiga


15. Melani Nana, 14. Perry Humphreys, 13. Oli Morris, 12. Francois Venter, 11. Nick David, 10. Duncan Weir, 9. Francois Hougaard; 1. Ethan Waller, 2. Niall Annett, 3. Richard Palframan, 4. Anton Bresler, 5. Andrew Kitchener, 6. Ted Hill ©, 7. Tom Dodd, 8. Cornell du Preez


16 Beck Cutting, 17 Callum Black, 18 Conor Carey, 19 George Merrick, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck.

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