Bath Rugby make one change to team to face Leicester Tigers

27 December 2018

Bath Rugby have made one change to their side to face Leicester Tigers at the Rec on Sunday, kick-off 15:00.

Matt Garvey returns to the starting line-up to co-captain the side and will join Elliott Stooke in the second row.

Nathan Catt, Tom Dunn and Henry Thomas continue in the front row with Tom Ellis, Sam Underhill and Francois Louw completing the pack.

Will Chudley joins Garvey as co-captain after leading the team to a 14-24 victory over Wasps last weekend. A try scorer in that game, Chudley starts at scrum-half alongside Freddie Burns, who contributed 19 points in a Man of the Match performance at the Ricoh Arena.

Jamie Roberts and Max Wright form the midfield pairing, with Ruaridh McConnochie and Semesa Rokoduguni looking to make an impact off the wings. James Wilson completes the back line at full-back.

Rhys Priestland and Charlie Ewels return to the squad as the duo are named among the replacements for Bath Rugby’s final game of 2018.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. James Wilson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Max Wright

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Freddie Burns

9. Will Chudley (co-captain)

1. Nathan Catt

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas

4. Matt Garvey (cc)

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Tom Ellis

7. Sam Underhill

8. Francois Louw


16. Ross Batty

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Max Lahiff

19. Charlie Ewels

20. Zach Mercer

21. Max Green

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Cooper Vuna



Leicester team

15 George Worth

14 Jonah Holmes

13 Manu Tuilagi

12 Matt Toomua

11 Jonny May

10 George Ford (c)

9 Ben Youngs

1 Ellis Genge

2 Jake Kerr

3 Dan Cole

4 Harry Wells

5 Graham Kitchener

6 Mike Fitzgerald

7 Brendon O'Connor

8 Sione Kalamafoni


16 Tatafu Polota-Nau

17 Campese Ma'afu

18 Joe Heyes

19 Mike Williams

20 Will Evans

21 Ben White

22 Gareth Owen

23 Jordan Olowofela

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