Joseph and Williams return to face Clermont Auvergne

5 December 2019

Jonathan Joseph and Mike Williams return to the starting line-up for Bath Rugby’s 100th game in the Heineken Champions Cup against Clermont Auvergne tomorrow night at the Rec (kick-off 19:45).

Joseph and Williams, who missed last week’s game against Saracens return at outside centre and blindside flanker respectively.

Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Will Stuart continue in an unchanged front row, with Josh McNally and Elliott Stooke continuing at lock.

Williams joins Josh Bayliss and captain Francois Louw in the back row against the three-time Heineken Champions Cup finalists.

Chris Cook starts at scrum-half, with Rhys Priestland completing the half-back partnership. Jamie Roberts lines up alongside Jonathan Joseph in an experience midfield pairing.

Ruaridh McConnochie and Semesa Rokoduguni take their places on the wings, with Tom Homer complete the back line.  

Bath Rugby team to face Clermont Auvergne

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Will Stuart

4. Josh McNally

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Mike Williams

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Francois Louw (c)

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Lewis Boyce

18. Christian Judge

19. Matt Garvey

20. Rhys Davies

21. Will Chudley

22. Freddie Burns

23. Aled Brew

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