Banahan to make 250th appearance for Bath Rugby v Toulon

15 December 2017

Matt Banahan will make his 250th appearance for Bath Rugby against Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup on Saturday at the Rec, kick-off 17:30.

Banahan, who made his debut for the Club in 2006, marks his milestone on the left wing, with Aled Brew on the right. Anthony Watson continues at fullback after scoring in the narrow 24-20 defeat in the reverse fixture last weekend at the Stade Mayol.

Jonathan Joseph lines up at outside centre alongside Ben Tapuai, with Chris Cook partnering Rhys Priestland in the half-back combination.

There are no changes in the front row, with Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Max Lahiff looking to assert their authority in the scrum. Charlie Ewels returns to the starting line-up at second row, and will feature alongside Elliott Stooke.

Francois Louw returns to take his place at openside flanker, with captain Matt Garvey at blindside and Paul Grant switching back to number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Toulon

15. Anthony Watson

14. Aled Brew

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Matt Banahan

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Max Lahiff

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Charlie Ewels

6. Matt Garvey (c)

7. Francois Louw

8. Paul Grant


16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Nick Auterac

18. Henry Thomas

19. Levi Douglas

20. Zach Mercer

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Freddie Burns

23. Jack Wilson

Limited tickets are still available for tomorrow's game between Bath Rugby v Toulon. To purchase tickets click here or ring the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865. 

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