Bath Rugby name team to face Newcastle Falcons

26 January 2018

Bath Rugby has announced their team to face Newcastle Falcons in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on Saturday at the Rec, kick-off 15:00.

Shaun Knight and Jeff Williams will make their first appearances of the season, and will take their places in the starting line-up at tighthead prop and left wing respectively.

Knight will line-up in the front row alongside Michael van Vuuren and Nick Auterac. Luke Charteris captains the team from the second row, with the Welsh international linking up with Levi Douglas.

James Phillips, Josh Bayliss and Paul Grant make up the back row, as Bath look to make it three wins out of three in the competition.

Darren Allinson and Freddie Burns form the half-back pairing, with Ben Tapuai continuing at inside centre alongside James Wilson.

Williams and Matt Banahan start on the wings, whilst Darren Atkins completes the starting line-up at fullback.

Bath Rugby Academy back-row Miles Reid could make his senior debut from the bench, as could University of Bath captain, Will Britton. Britton, who has represented Bath United in the Premiership Rugby A League this season, comes into the squad after impressing in training this week, highlighting the productive working relationship between the Club and the University.

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons

15. Darren Atkins

14. Matt Banahan

13. James Wilson

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Jeff Williams

10. Freddie Burns

9. Darren Allinson

1. Nick Auterac

2. Michael van Vuuren

3. Shaun Knight

4. Levi Douglas

5. Luke Charteris (c)

6. James Phillips

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Paul Grant


16. Nathan Charles

17. Will Vaughan

18. Sam Nixon

19. Will Britton

20. Miles Reid

21. Max Green

22. Josh Lewis

23. Jack Wilson

Tickets are still available for tomorrow's game between Bath Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at the Rec and can be purchased online here, or by calling the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865. 


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