Bath Rugby make five changes for Harlequins trip

4 September 2020

Bath Rugby make five changes as they prepare to face Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop in Round 18 of the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday (Kick-off 14:00, live on BT Sport 1 and Channel 5).

Stuart Hooper makes three changes to the forward pack with Josh Bayliss coming in for Zach Mercer and Elliott Stooke comes off the bench to replace Josh McNally and partners up at second row with Charlie Ewels.

Miles Reid comes into the side to earn his first start for the blue, Black and White since the first match of the season, where he tore his ACL against Exeter Chiefs in the Premiership Rugby Cup at Sandy Park.

Cameron Redpath comes back into the fold, replacing Josh Matavesi in midfield whilst Semesa Rokoduguni comes back into the side to replace Gabriel Hamer-Webb as the England international returns to the wing, with Ruaridh McConnochie switching to the opposite side.

Bath Rugby side to face Harlequins

15. Anthony Watson, 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Cameron Redpath, 11. Ruaridh McConnochie, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Beno Obano, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Elliott Stooke, 5. Charlie Ewels (C), 6. Josh Bayliss, 7. Miles Reid 8. Taulupe Faletau


16. Jack Walker, 17. Lewis Boyce, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Josh McNally, 20. Tom Ellis, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Josh Matavesi, 23. Tom de Glanville

Harlequins side 

15. Mike Brown, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Joe Marchant, 12. Ben Tapuai, 11. Nathan Earle, 10. Brett Herron, 9. Danny Care; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Scott Baldwin, 3. Simon Kerrod, 4. Matt Symons, 5. Glen Young, 6. Chris Robshaw (C), 7. Will Evans, 8. Alex Dombrandt


16. Joe Gray, 17. Santiago Garcia Botta, 18. Will Collier, 19. Stephan Lewies, 20. Tom Lawday, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. James Lang, 23. Paul Lasike 

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