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Bath Rugby team confirmed for Gallagher Premiership opener

17 October 2019

The Gallagher Premiership returns tomorrow evening, with Charlie Ewels captaining Bath Rugby against Bristol Bears at a sold-out Ashton Gate Stadium (kick-off 19:45).

After impressing in the Premiership Rugby Cup scoring three tries in as many games, Levi Davis makes his first start in the competition on the left wing.

Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Christian Judge form the front row trio, with Ewels pairing up with Josh McNally in the second row. Mike Williams starts at blindside flanker, with Tom Ellis and Zach Mercer completing the back row at openside and number eight respectively.

Will Chudley and Rhys Priestland line up in the half-back combination in a repeat of last year’s opener, with Max Wright and Max Clark starting in the midfield.

Davis, Aled Brew and Tom Homer complete the back three for the West Country derby under the Friday night lights.

Bath Rugby team to face Bristol Bears

15. Tom Homer

14. Aled Brew

13. Max Clark

12. Max Wright

11. Levi Davis

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Christian Judge

4. Josh McNally

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Mike Williams

7. Tom Ellis

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Lewis Boyce

18. Will Stuart

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Josh Bayliss

21. Chris Cook

22. Freddie Burns

23. Jamie Roberts  

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