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Dunn to make 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Newcastle Falcons

15 February 2019

Tom Dunn will make his 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Newcastle Falcons on Saturday at the Rec, kick-off 15:00.

Dunn will mark his milestone in the front row alongside Henry Thomas and Nathan Catt, who marks his return to action. Dave Attwood starts alongside co-captain Luke Charteris in an experienced second row pairing. 

Elliott Stooke continues at blindside flanker, with Francois Louw and Zach Mercer completing the pack at openside flanker and number eight respectively. 

Co-captain Will Chudley returns to the fold at scrum-half and will be joined by Rhys Priestland in the half-back combination. Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Joseph form the midfield pairing, whilst Joe Cokanasiga returns from international duty on the left wing. Semesa Rokoduguni, who scored four tries in the 52-0 victory over Gloucester Rugby last time around starts on the right wing, with Tom Homer returning to the starting line-up at full-back. 

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Joe Cokanasiga

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley (cc)

1. Nathan Catt

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas

4. Dave Attwood

5. Luke Charteris (cc)

6. Elliott Stooke

7. Francois Louw

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements 

16. Jack Walker

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Max Lahiff

19. Charlie Ewels

20. Paul Grant

21. Max Green

22. Freddie Burns

23. Ruaridh McConnochie

Newcastle team 

15. Simon Hammersley, 14. Zach Kibirige, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Pedro Bettencourt, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10. Toby Flood, 9. Michael Young, 1. Sam Lockwood, 2. Kyle Cooper, 3. Logovi'i Mulipola, 4. Calum Green, 5. Andrew Davidson, 6. Will Welch (captain), 7. Gary Graham, 8. Nemani Nagusa

Replacements

16. Santiago Socino, 17. Adam Brocklebank, 18. David Wilson, 19. Will Witty, 20. John Hardie, 21. Sonatane Takulua, 22. Brett Connon, 23. Ben Stevenson

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