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Century for Mercer at Sixways

12 February 2016

Bath Rugby flanker Guy Mercer will make his 100th Club appearance this Saturday at Sixways Stadium (kick-off 15.15), with lock Dominic Day poised to do likewise from the bench.  

Notably, Academy player Adam Hastings will make his senior debut for Bath – after a commanding performance for Scotland U20 last weekend – as Japan international Amanaki Mafi also makes his first outing in the Blue, Black and White against Worcester Warriors. 

Fullback Tom Homer and wings Horacio Agulla and Semesa Rokoduguni are named in the back three. Matt Banahan moves to inside centre, while former England U20 star Max Clark comes in at 13. 

Debutant Hastings, who has thrilled in the Aviva A League this season, starts at fly-half, partnered by Fiji international Niko Matawalu at scrum-half.

Nick Auterac, Rob Webber and Henry Thomas comprise the front row, with captain Stuart Hooper joined in the second row by Tom Ellis. Number eight Mafi starts alongside centurion Mercer and blindside Leroy Houston.

Bath Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors:

15 Tom Homer
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Max Clark
12 Matt Banahan
11 Horacio Agulla
10 Adam Hastings
9 Niko Matawalu
1 Nick Auterac
2 Rob Webber
3 Henry Thomas
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Tom Ellis
6 Leroy Houston
7 Guy Mercer
8 Amanaki Mafi

Replacements

16 Ross Batty
17 Beno Obano
18 David Wilson
19 Charlie Ewels
20 Dominic Day
21 Matt Garvey
22 Jonathan Evans
23 Jeff Williams

Injuries: Dave Attwood, Dan Bowden, Chris Cook, Kyle Eastmond, Max Lahiff, Francois Louw, Kane Palma-Newport (all Senior Team); Darren Atkins, Rory Jennings, Brett Herron, Max Northcote-Green, Tom Woolstencroft (all Academy)

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