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Garvey returns to captain Bath Rugby against Harlequins

26 October 2018

Matt Garvey returns to the Bath Rugby starting line-up to face Harlequins in the Premiership Rugby Cup tomorrow at the Rec, kick-off 15:00.

Garvey captains the team, partnering Luke Charteris in an experienced second row combination. Argentinian prop Lucas Noguera lines up in the front row alongside Sam Nixon and Jack Walker, who had a hand in two of the tries last weekend in the 35-35 draw against Wasps.

In an exciting back row, Levi Douglas and Josh Bayliss start at blindside and openside flanker respectively. Miles Reid, who made his Gallagher Premiership debut against Saracens last month completes the pack at number eight.

Will Chudley and Alex Davies, who both made their competitive debuts for Bath against Wasps form the half-back pairing in the first round of the Premiership Rugby Cup. Max Clark and Jack Wilson take their places in the midfield at inside and outside centre respectively.

Olympic sevens silver medallist Ruaridh McConnochie makes his first team bow on the left wing with Levi Davis on the right flank. Tom Homer completes an exciting backline.

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15. Tom Homer

14. Levi Davis

13. Jack Wilson

12. Max Clark

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Alex Davies

9. Will Chudley

1. Lucas Noguera

2. Jack Walker

3. Sam Nixon

4. Luke Charteris

5. Matt Garvey (c) 

6. Levi Douglas

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Miles Reid

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Will Vaughan

18. Max Lahiff

19. Will Britton

20. Jack Davies

21. Max Green

22. Max Wright

23. Darren Atkins 

Harlequins team

15. Aaron Morris, 14. Charlie Walker, 13. Alofa Alofa, 12. Francis Saili, 11. Ross Chisholm, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Charlie Mulchrone, 1. Lewis Boyce, 2. Elia Elia, 3. Will Collier, 4. George Merrick, 5. Stan South, 6. Alex Dombrandt, 7. Archie White, 8. Jack Clifford

Replacements

16. Dave Ward, 17. Nick Auterac, 18. Phil Swainston, 19. Dino Lamb, 20. Mat Luamanu, 21. Dave Lewis, 22. James Lang, 23. Paul Lasike

 

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