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Bath Rugby make make five changes to face Northampton Saints

8 November 2019

Will Chudley, Tom Dunn, Tom Ellis, Josh McNally and Beno Obano return to the starting line-up as Bath Rugby welcome Northampton Saints to the Rec on Saturday (kick-off 15:00).

Chudley returns to the fold at scrum-half in an otherwise unchanged backline. Rhys Priestland partners Chudley in the half-back pairing, with Jamie Roberts and Max Wright lining up in the midfield.

Aled Brew and Semesa Rokoduguni start on the wings, with Freddie Burns continuing at full-back.

Obano and Dunn return to the front row, with Will Stuart at tighthead. McNally starts at lock alongside captain Charlie Ewels, while Tom Ellis takes his place at blindside flanker. Zach Mercer, a try scorer last weekend continues at number eight, with Josh Bayliss completing the back row.

Jackson Willison could make his return to action after being named among the replacements to face Chris Boyd’s side, who are unbeaten in their opening three games of the Gallagher Premiership.

Bath Rugby team to face Northampton Saints

15. Freddie Burns

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Max Wright 

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Aled Brew 

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Will Stuart 

4. Josh McNally

5. Charlie Ewels (C)

6. Tom Ellis

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Zach Mercer 

Replacements 

16. Jack Walker

17. Lewis Boyce

18. Christian Judge

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Mike Williams

21. Chris Cook 

22. Jackson Willison

23. Gabriel Hamer-Webb

There are still a limited number of tickets available for Saturday's game by clicking here, or calling the Ticket Office on 01225 536 900. 

Northampton Saints side to face Bath Rugby

15. George Furbank, 14. Tom Collins, 13. Fraser Dingwall
12. Rory Hutchinson, 11. Taqele Naiyaravoro, 10. James Grayson, 9. Henry Taylor; 1. Ben Franks, 2. Mike Haywood, 3. Ehren Painter, 4. David Ribbans, 5. Alex Moon, 6. Tom Wood, 7. Jamie Gibson, 8. Teimana Harrison (c)

Replacements
16. James Fish, 17. Toby Trinder, 18. Paul Hill, 19. Api Ratuniyarawa, 20. Alex Coles, 21. James Mitchell, 22. Fraser Strachan, 23. Ahsee Tuala

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