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Faletau returns to the starting line-up as Bath Rugby take on Wasps

11 January 2019

Taulupe Faletau returns to action for Bath Rugby as they take on Wasps at the Rec on Saturday, in Round 5 of the Heineken Champions Cup, kick-off 15:15. 

Luke Charteris leads the side out from the second row, forming a lock partnership with Elliott Stooke. Jacques van Rooyen and Max Lahiff line up either side of Jack Walker in the front row. 

Faletau comes into the side at blindside flanker, teaming up with Josh Bayliss, who makes his European debut from openside. Zach Mercer starts at number eight to complete the back row.

Max Green forms an exciting half back pairing with Rhys Priestland. Max Wright starts inside Max Clark in the midfield, Aled Brew and Tom Homer come in on the left and right wing respectively. Darren Atkins completes the backline as he starts at full-back.  

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Bath Rugby team to face Wasps

15. Darren Atkins

14. Tom Homer

13. Max Clark

12. Max Wright

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Max Green

1. Jacques van Rooyen

2. Jack Walker

3. Max Lahiff

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Luke Charteris (c)

6. Taulupe Faletau

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Lucas Noguera

18. Sam Nixon

19. Dave Attwood

20. Francois Louw

21. Chris Cook

22. Alex Davies

23. Jackson Willison

Wasps team

15 Rob Miller 
14 Ross Neal 
13 Michele Campagnaro
12 Juan de Jongh 
11 Josh Bassett 
10 Lima Sopoaga 
9 Dan Robson 
1 Zurabi Zhvania 
2 Tom Cruse 
3 Will Stuart 
4 Joe Launchbury (c) 
5 Will Rowlands 
6 Brad Shields 
7 Thomas Young 
8 Nathan Hughes 

Replacements

16 Antonio Harris 
17 Ben Harris 
18 Jake Cooper-Woolley 
19 Charlie Matthews
20 Nizaam Carr 
21 Craig Hampson 
22 Billy Searle
23 Gaby Lovobalavu 

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