Bath Rugby squad to face the Falcons

13 August 2013

Bath Rugby kick-off their pre-season this evening with a first hit out against Aviva Premiership rivals Newcastle Falcons in Bezier, kick-off 18.30 (local time).

The game, which forms part of the Beziers Feria, is the first opportunity for the coaching team to see the boys in the heat of the battle this season, before they take on Bristol Rugby on Saturday afternoon at the Rec (kick-off 15.00).

With some players unavailable through injury or due to England's own pre-season camp, a 27-man squad has been named, with each player getting a minimum of 40 minutes of game time to get them nicely back into the swing of things.

There will be debut appearances for Anthony Watson, Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston amongst the starters, with Ollie Devoto making his first appearance in the centres. Other summer signings David Sisi, Martin Roberts, Mickey Young and Alafoti Fa'osiliva will all make an appearance from the bench.

The boys will be in action on home soil on Saturday, with the ultimate local rivalry being ignited once more as Andy Robinson's Bristol arrive at the Rec. Tickets are still available, so why not join us what is sure to be anything but a friendly. You can book online at or call 0844 448 1865 now.

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Matt Banahan

12. Ollie Devoto

11. Tom Biggs

10. Tom Heathcote

9. Peter Stringer

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Stuart Hooper ( c )

5. Matt Garvey

6. Will Skuse

7. Guy Mercer

8. Leroy Houston


16. Tom Dunn

17. Paul James

18. Kane Palma-Newport

19. Dominic Day

20. Will Spencer

21. David Sisi

22. Mat Gilbert

23. Nick Koster

24. Martin Roberts

25. Mickey Young

26. Chris Cook

27. Alafoti Fa'osiliva

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