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Internationals return to face Sale Sharks

30 November 2018

Joe Cokanasiga, Charlie Ewels, Francois Louw and Sam Underhill all return from international duty to face Sale Sharks at the Rec on Sunday, kick-off 15:00.

Zach Mercer will also make his 50th appearance for the Club, as the 21 year-old lines up in the back row alongside Louw and Underhill.    

Ewels will captain the side and will be joined in the second row by Elliott Stooke, who was also part of the England setup for the Quilter Autumn Internationals. Jack Walker comes into the starting line-up at hooker, with Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas completing the front row.

Kahn Fotuali’i will wear the number nine shirt for the visit of Sale Sharks, with Freddie Burns completing an experienced half-back pairing.

After scoring two tries in as many games for his country, Cokanasiga will look to continue his rich vein of form on the left wing. Semesa Rokoduguni lines up on the other flank, with Ruaridh McConnochie making his first Gallagher Premiership start at full-back.

James Wilson has been named among the replacements after re-joining the Club earlier this week.

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks

15. Ruaridh McConnochie

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jackson Willison

12. Max Wright

11. Joe Cokanasiga

10. Freddie Burns

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt

2. Jack Walker

3. Henry Thomas

4. Elliott Stooke

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Francois Louw

7. Sam Underhill

8. Zach Mercer 

Replacements 

16. Ross Batty

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Max Lahiff

19. Matt Garvey

20. Tom Ellis

21. Will Chudley

22. James Wilson

23. Cooper Vuna

Sale Sharks team: 15.Chris Ashton, 14.Denny Solomona, 13. Sam James, 12.James O’Connor, 11.Byron McGuigan; 10. Rob du Preez, 9. Faf de Klerk, 1. Ross Harrison, 2.Rob Webber, 3. WillGriff John, 4. Josh Beaumont, 5. James Phillips, 6. Jono Ross (c), 7. Ben Curry, 8. Jean-Luc du Preez.

Replacements: 16. Curtis Langdon, 17. Tom Bristow, 18. James Jones, 19. Andrei Ostrikov, 20. Bryn Evans, 21. Will Cliff, 22. Luke James, 23. Josh Strauss

There are limited tickets available for this fixture, with adult tickets starting from £20. You can purchase tickets online here or call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.

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