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Bath Rugby's Priestland and Charteris return to face Scarlets

19 October 2017

Bath Rugby’s Luke Charteris and Rhys Priestland will return to the starting line-up for the European Rugby Champions Cup clash against Scarlets tomorrow evening at Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 19:45.

Priestland, who has missed the last two games through injury, returns at fly-half to face his former Club, whilst his compatriot Charteris takes his place in the second row.

Another player completing his comeback is Nathan Catt, who could make his 150th appearance for the Club after being named amongst the replacements.

Anthony Watson, Semesa Rokoduguni and Aled Brew, who have eight tries between them already this season, continue in the back three positions for the trip to Wales.

Max Clark and Jonathan Joseph form the centre partnership, whilst Kahn Fotuali’i partners Priestland in the half-back combination.

Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Anthony Perenise line up in the front row, with captain Charlie Ewels joining Charteris in the second row.

Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau will be keen to assert their authority on the game from the back row against last season’s Pro12 champions.

Unavailable for selection: Dave Attwood, Ross Batty, Freddie Burns, Chris Cook, Tom Ellis, Matt Garvey, Shaun Knight, Francois Louw, Kane Palma-Newport, Ben Tapuai, Henry Thomas, Jeff Williams

Bath Rugby team to face Scarlets

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Max Clark

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Charlie Ewels (c)

5. Luke Charteris

6. Zach Mercer

7. Sam Underhill

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Nathan Catt

18. Scott Andrews

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Paul Grant

21. Darren Allinson

22. Josh Lewis

23. Matt Banahan

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