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Burns, Grant and Roberts start for Bath Rugby against Harlequins

1 March 2019

Freddie Burns, Paul Grant and Jamie Roberts return to the starting line-up as Bath Rugby take on Harlequins in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday afternoon at the Rec, kick-off 15:00.

Grant starts at blindside flanker, with Francois Louw and Zach Mercer at openside flanker and number eight respectively. Elliott Stooke switches back to the second row where he will feature alongside Dave Attwood. The front row remains unchanged with Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas lining up either side of Tom Dunn, as Bath face an in-form Harlequins side.

Will Chudley and Rhys Priestland continue in the half-back pairing, with Roberts partnering Jonathan Joseph in the midfield. Burns comes in at full-back and will be joined by Ruaridh McConnochie and Cooper Vuna in the back three.

There is also a welcome return to action for Beno Obano, who will be looking to make an impact from the bench.

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15. Freddie Burns

14. Ruaridh McConnochie

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Cooper Vuna

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley (c)

1. Nathan Catt

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas 

4. Dave Attwood

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Paul Grant

7. Francois Louw

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Beno Obano

18. Anthony Perenise 

19. Levi Douglas

20. Miles Reid

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Jackson Willison

23. Tom Homer

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