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Louw to captain Bath Rugby against Wasps

19 February 2016

Francois Louw will don the captain’s armband in tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 15.15, in what will be the fourth meeting between the two sides this season.

Louw comes onto the openside flank, forming a back row combination with Leroy Houston on the blindside and Amanaki Mafi, who had an impressive debut at Sixways last weekend, at number eight.

Charlie Ewels and Dominic Day form a powerful second row partnership, with Rob Webber starting at hooker between Max Lahiff and David Wilson up front.

Chris Cook and Rhys Priestland both return to the starting line-up to pull the strings in the half-backs, and Ollie Devoto, who has been released by England, links up with Matt Banahan in the midfield. Horacio Agulla and Semesa Rokoduguni provide the threat out wide, and Tom Homer completes the line-up at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Wasps

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Matt Banahan

12. Ollie Devoto

11. Horacio Agulla

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Max Lahiff

2. Rob Webber

3. David Wilson

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Dominic Day

6. Leroy Houston

7. Francois Louw ( c )

8. Amanaki Mafi

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Beno Obano

18. Henry Thomas

19. Matt Garvey

20. Guy Mercer

21. Jonathan Evans

22. Jeff Williams

23. Max Clark

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