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First Bath Rugby start for Denton at Ricoh Arena

11 December 2015

Scotland forward David Denton will make his first start for Bath Rugby at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday for the European Rugby Champions Cup match against Wasps (kick-off 17.15).

Denton, who joined the Club last month, starts at number eight in a back row featuring captain Francois Louw (openside) and Matt Garvey (blindside).

Academy forward Tom Ellis starts in the second row alongside the returning Dave Attwood. Max Lahiff, Ross Batty and David Wilson form an all-new front row.

Scrum-half Niko Matawalu partners fly-half George Ford, whilst Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph are paired in the midfield for the first time since the 2015 Aviva Premiership Final.

On the left wing, Matt Banahan will be out to add to his 14 European Cup tries, joined by Semesa Rokoduguni on the right wing and Anthony Watson at fullback. 

Bath Rugby team to face Wasps

15 Anthony Watson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Niko Matawalu
1 Max Lahiff
2 Ross Batty
3 David Wilson
4 Tom Ellis
5 Dave Attwood
6 Matt Garvey
7 Francois Louw (c)
8 David Denton

Replacements

16 Rob Webber
17 Nathan Catt
18 Henry Thomas
19 Charlie Ewels
20 Leroy Houston
21 Chris Cook
22 Rhys Priestland
23 Tom Homer

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