Chudley and Mercer amongst five changes for Sandy Park trip

6 March 2020

Bath Rugby have made five changes to the starting XV for the trip to face Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Saturday (kick-off 14:30). 

Zach Mercer comes back into the side, replacing No. 8 Taulupe Faletau who has been named on the bench for Wales’ Guinness Six Nations match against England.

Christian Judge also returns, coming into the front row for Will Stuart, who is in the England matchday squad.

Beno Obano swaps in for Lewis Boyce, whilst Will Chudley comes in at scrum-half for Rhys Webb – who will be alongside Faletau at Twickenham. Max Wright replaces Josh Matavesi in midfield, with Jackson Willison moving to inside centre.

The Blue, Black and White will be looking to do the double over current Gallagher Premiership leaders Chiefs after beating them at the Rec in Round 2.

Bath Rugby side to face Exeter Chiefs:

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Max Wright

12. Jackson Willison

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Jack Walker

3. Christian Judge

4. Josh McNally

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Mike Williams

7. Francois Louw (C)

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn, 17. Lewis Boyce, 18. Sam Nixon, 19. Tom Ellis, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Ollie Fox, 22. Freddie Burns, 23. Tom De Glanville

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