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Bath quartet return to starting line-up to face Wasps

28 December 2017

Bath Rugby’s Luke Charteris, Tom Dunn, Jonathan Joseph and Beno Obano all return to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash against Wasps at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 19:45.

Charteris, Dunn and Obano all take their places in the pack, whilst Joseph lines up at outside centre against last year’s Aviva Premiership finalists.

Dunn and Obano are the two changes in the front row, with Henry Thomas continuing at tighthead prop. Charteris will link-up with Charlie Ewels in the second row, with Zach Mercer at number eight, as Bath look to make it two out of two against Dai Young’s side. The 20-year-old will be joined in the back row by captain Matt Garvey and Paul Grant, who switches to openside flanker.

Rhys Priestland returns to fly-half, and will be joined by Kahn Fotuali’i in the half-back combination. In the midfield, there is a start for James Wilson at inside centre, with Joseph providing the support outside the New Zealander.

The back three is unchanged from last weekend’s game against Sale Sharks, with Anthony Watson at fullback and Aled Brew and Jack Wilson occupying the wing positions.

Bath Rugby team to face Wasps

15. Anthony Watson

14. Jack Wilson

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. James Wilson

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Luke Charteris

6. Matt Garvey (c)

7. Paul Grant

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Max Lahiff

19. Elliott Stooke

20. James Phillips

21. Chris Cook

22. Freddie Burns

23. Darren Atkins

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