Bath Rugby ring changes for Clermont Auvergne trip

13 December 2019

Bath Rugby make six changes to the squad for the Heineken Champions Cup trip to Clermont Auvergne at the Parc des Sport Marcel Michelin on Sunday (kick-off 15:15 GMT).

Freddie Burns, Max Wright and Aled Brew all return to the backline, whilst Lewis Boyce, Jack Walker and Christian Judge make up a new front row partnership as the side search for a first win in the competition this season. 

McConnochie swaps wing with Aled Brew coming into replace Semesa Rokoduguni. Wright joins Jamie Roberts in midfield, who replacing Jonathan Joseph and Burns makes his first start in the competition, coming in for Rhys Priestland at fly-half. 

Boyce, Walker and Judge all come into form a new front row partnership, with Levi Douglas joining Stooke at lock. Tom Ellis comes in for Francois Louw and slots in at openside, as Bayliss moves to No.8. 

Bath Rugby team to face Clermont Auvergne

15. Tom Homer

14. Ruaridh McConnochie

13. Max Wright

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Aled Brew

10. Freddie Burns

9. Chris Cook

1. Lewis Boyce

2. Jack Walker

3. Christian Judge

4. Levi Douglas

5. Elliot Stooke

6. Mike Williams

7. Tom Ellis (c)

8. Josh Bayliss

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn, 17. Lucas Noguera, 18. Sam Nixon, 19. Josh McNally, 20. Sam Underhill, 21. Ollie Fox, 22. Rhys Priestland, 23. Gabriel Hamer-Webb

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