Zach Mercer returns to action for Worcester Warriors trip

14 February 2020

Bath Rugby No.8 Zach Mercer returns to the Blue, Black and White starting line-up following four months on the side-line for the trip up the M5 to face Worcester Warriors on Saturday (kick-off 15:00).

Stuart Hooper has made seven changes to the side that beat Leicester Tigers 13-10 in Round 9 of the Gallagher Premiership, including Tom Dunn and Taulupe Faletau, who return to Bath from their respective countries’ Guinness Six Nations squad. 

Dunn is the only change in the front row as they continue to impress this season. In a new backrow combination, Francois Louw returns to captain the side with Tom Ellis joining the Springbok on the flanks and Mercer making up the starting pack.

Will Chudley comes in at scrum-half to replace Chris Cook and Ruaridh McConnochie returns to action as the winger replaces Aled Brew.

Josh Matavesi will make his first start for the Club as the utility back comes in at inside centre with Jackson Willison shuffling to outside centre.

Bath Rugby side to face Worcester Warriors:

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jackson Willison

12. Josh Matavesi

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Christian Judge

4. Josh McNally

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw (C)

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Jack Walker, 17. Lewis Boyce, 18. Sam Nixon, 19. Mike Williams, 20. Taulupe Faletau, 21. Chris Cook, 22. Freddie Burns, 23. Max Wright

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