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Batty to captain Bath Rugby against Gloucester Rugby

10 October 2019

Ross Batty returns to the starting line-up to captain Bath Rugby against Gloucester Rugby in the final round of the Premiership Rugby Cup pool stages on Friday at Kingsholm (kick-off 19:45).

Batty starts at hooker alongside Lucas Noguera and Will Stuart in the front row. Levi Douglas and Rhys Davies form the second row pairing, with Tom Ellis making his first appearance of the season at openside flanker.  Academy prospect Nahum Merigan, who made his first team debut in the opening round lines up at number eight, with Jack Davies completing the back row.

Ollie Fox and Alex Davies will link up at scrum-half and fly-half respectively, whilst Jamie Roberts and Jackson Willison make up an experienced centre partnership.

Gabriel Hamer-Webb and George Worboys, who joined Merigan in making their first senior appearances against Exeter Chiefs, start in the back three alongside Will Butt, who will make his first team bow in the West Country derby.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

15. George Worboys

14. Will Butt

13. Jackson Willison

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Gabriel Hamer-Webb

10. Alex Davies

9. Ollie Fox

1. Lucas Noguera

2. Ross Batty (c)

3. Will Stuart

4. Levi Douglas

5. Rhys Davies

6. Jack Davies

7. Tom Ellis

8. Nahum Merigan

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Will Vaughan

18. Sam Nixon

19. Simone Elrick

20. Elliott Stooke

21. Josh McNally

22. Freddie Burns

23. Max Ojomoh

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