Bath Rugby name strong side for Saracens clash

3 October 2020

Rhys Priestland will make his 100th appearance for the Blue, Black and White on Sunday as Bath Rugby face Saracens in Round 22 in the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 15:00, live on BT Sport 1).

Director of Rugby Stuart Hooper makes two changes to the side that earned a 31-20 comeback win over Gloucester Rugby.

Josh McNally comes back into the starting XV in place of Elliott Stooke at lock, whilst Mike Williams replaces Tom Ellis in the backrow. 

Will Spencer comes in as the only change on the bench, with Joe Cokanasiga retaining his place amongst the replacements following a thrilling performance last time out against the Cherry and White’s

A win will secure Bath Rugby a play-off place whilst a draw or defeat could see the Blue, Black and White depending on other results to gain a place in the top four. It Bath Rugby secure a bonus-point win and if Wasps win but fail to pick up a bonus-point against Exeter Chiefs, then the Blue, Black and White will secure a home semi-final.


Bath Rugby side to face Saracens

15. Anthony Watson, 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Josh Matavesi, 11. Ruaridh McConnochie, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Beno Obano, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Josh McNally, 5. Charlie Ewels (C), 6. Mike Williams, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements 

16. Jack Walker, 17. Lewis Boyce, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Will Spencer, 20. Miles Reid, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Cameron Redpath, 23. Joe Cokanasiga


Saracens

15. Elliot Daly, 14. Alex Lewington, 13. Dom Morris, 12. Juan Pablo Socino, 11. Sean Maitland, 10. Manu Vunipola, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George (C), 3. Vincent Koch, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Tim Swinson, 6. Callum Hunter-Hill, 7. Jackson Wray, 8. Billy Vunipola  

Replacements

16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Sam Crean, 18. Alec Clarey, 19. Joel Kpoku, 20. Janco Venter, 21. Aled Davies, 22. Harry Sloan, 23. Rotimi Segun  


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