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Ewels to make 50th appearance for Bath Rugby at The Clash

7 April 2017

Charlie Ewels will make his 50th appearance for Bath Rugby, as the Club host Leicester Tigers in The Clash at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 14:00.

Ewels will be joined in the second row by Elliott Stooke, with co-captain Francois Louw returning from injury to take his place at openside flanker. The South African international will be a part of a back row trio that includes Tom Ellis and Taulupe Faletau, who scored two tries in Bath’s 34-20 victory over Brive last weekend.

Ross Batty is the only change in the front row coming back into the side at hooker. The 29-year-old will be supported either side by Nathan Catt and Kane Palma-Newport.

George Ford returns at fly-half to co-captain the side and will look to influence proceedings alongside Kahn Fotuali’i, who continues at scrum-half.

Matt Banahan switches from inside centre to the left wing, with Semesa Rokoduguni, who celebrated his 50th try for the Club last Saturday, starting in the number 14 shirt.

In the midfield, Ben Tapuai and Jonathan Joseph will join forces at inside and outside centre respectively, as Bath look to break back into the top four of the Aviva Premiership.

Unavailable for selection: Dave Attwood, Nick Auterac, Aled Brew, Luke Charteris, Harry Davies, Tom Dunn, Robbie Fruean, Matt Garvey, Rory Jennings, Max Lahiff, Henry Thomas, Michael van Vuuren, Jack Walker, Jeff Williams.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Matt Banahan

10. George Ford (co-capt)

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Ross Batty

3. Kane Palma-Newport

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw (co-capt)

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Chris Brooker

17. Beno Obano

18. Shaun Knight

19. David Denton

20. Zach Mercer

21. Chris Cook

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Tom Homer

Tickets for The Clash are still available and can be purchased by clicking here. You can also buy tickets on the day from the Ticket Office at Twickenham, which is located on the South East corner of the stadium. 

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