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Burns, Dunn and Green all start against Gloucester Rugby

7 September 2018

Freddie Burns, Tom Dunn and Max Green all start for Bath Rugby as they face Gloucester Rugby in the West Country derby on Saturday at the Rec, kick-off 16:30.

Bath field a new half-back pairing, with Burns starting at fly-half against his former side, with Green at scrum-half.

The rest of the backline remains unchanged, as Jackson Willison continues in the midfield alongside Jamie Roberts. Joe Cokanasiga and Semesa Rokoduguni retain their places on the wing, with Tom Homer at full-back.

There is one change in the pack with Tom Dunn coming into the front row, with the hooker starting alongside Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas. Dave Attwood will also come up against his old club, as he features at lock alongside captain Matt Garvey.

Zach Mercer starts at blindside flanker, fresh from signing a two-year contract extension this week. Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau complete the back row at openside flanker and number eight respectively.

Jacques van Rooyen could make his first appearance for the Club, whilst Tom Ellis is in line to make his 50th appearance in the Blue, Black and White.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

1.   Nathan Catt

2.   Tom Dunn

3.   Henry Thomas  

4.   Dave Attwood

5.   Matt Garvey

6.   Zach Mercer

7.   Sam Underhill  

8.   Taulupe Faletau

9.   Max Green

10. Freddie Burns

11. Joe Cokanasiga

12. Jamie Roberts

13. Jackson Willison

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

15. Tom Homer

Replacements

16.   Jack Walker

17.   Jacques van Rooyen

18.   Anthony Perenise

19.   Elliott Stooke

20.   Tom Ellis

21.   Chris Cook

22.   Rhys Priestland

23.   Aled Brew

Tickets for tomorrow’s West Country derby against Gloucester are available by clicking here or calling the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.

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