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Batty to make 150th appearance for Bath Rugby against Ospreys

1 February 2018

Ross Batty will make his 150th appearance for Bath Rugby against Ospreys in the Anglo-Welsh Cup tomorrow at the Liberty Stadium, kick-off 19:30.

Elsewhere in the team, Charlie Ewels returns to captain the side, whilst Will Hurrell will make his debut after joining the Club this week on loan from Bristol Rugby. There is also a starting debut for Miles Reid, who came off the bench during last weekend’s 21-8 victory against Newcastle Falcons.

Batty marks his return to action in the front row, where he will be joined by Nick Auterac and Shaun Knight. Ewels starts in the second row alongside Levi Douglas, as Bath look to secure their place in the knock-out stages.

Reid starts at blindside flanker, with Josh Bayliss continuing in the number seven shirt. James Phillips switches to number eight for the trip to Swansea tomorrow evening.

Max Green and Josh Lewis make up a new half-back combination, and Hurrell will partner Matt Banahan in the midfield. Jeff Williams, who made his return to action last week starts on the right wing, with Jack Wilson and Darren Atkins completing the back line.    

Bath Rugby team to face Ospreys

15. Darren Atkins

14. Jeff Williams

13. Will Hurrell

12. Matt Banahan

11. Jack Wilson

10. Josh Lewis

9. Max Green

1. Nick Auterac

2. Ross Batty

3. Shaun Knight

4. Levi Douglas

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Miles Reid

7. Josh Bayliss

8. James Phillips

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles

17. Will Vaughan

18. Sam Nixon

19. Will Britton

20. Matt Garvey

21. Darren Allinson

22. Freddie Burns

23. James Wilson

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