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Allinson and Grant named in starting XV for Bath Rugby

10 November 2016

Darren Allinson and Paul Grant will make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Scarlets tomorrow evening at the Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 19:05.

 Allinson takes his place at scrum-half, forming a new half-back partnership with fellow Welshman Rhys Priestland. Jack Wilson and Jeff Williams – both try scorers in the loss to Leicester Tigers last Friday – continue out wide on the wings, as Tom Homer returns at fullback and Dan Bowden and Matt Banahan combine in the centres.

Grant comes into the side at number eight, forming a back row with Club Captain Guy Mercer on the openside flank and Zach Mercer shifting to the blindside flank. Matt Garvey starts in the engine room alongside Elliott Stooke, with Tom Dunn and Max Lahiff joining Beno Obano up front.

  Bath Rugby team to face Scarlets

 15. Tom Homer

 14. Jeff Williams

 13. Matt Banahan

 12. Dan Bowden

 11. Jack Wilson

 10. Rhys Priestland

 9. Darren Allinson

 1. Beno Obano

 2. Tom Dunn

 3. Max Lahiff

 4. Matt Garvey

 5. Elliott Stooke

 6. Zach Mercer

 7. Guy Mercer ( c )

 8. Paul Grant

 

 Replacements:

 16. Michael van Vuuren

 17. Nathan Catt

 18. Henry Thomas

 19. Alex Humfrey

 20. Josh Bayliss

 21. Will Homer

 22. Adam Hastings

 23. Rory Jennings

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