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Noguera to make Bath Rugby debut against Sale Sharks

22 December 2017

Lucas Noguera will make his Bath Rugby debut against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, kick-off 15:00.

The Argentinian international will line-up at loosehead prop alongside Michael van Vuuren and Henry Thomas.

Charlie Ewels and Elliott Stooke form the second row pairing, with Matt Garvey at blindside flanker. The Bath Rugby captain will be joined in the back row by Paul Grant and Francois Louw, who was named Man of the Match in last weekend’s victory against Toulon at the Recreation Ground.

Kahn Fotuali’i starts in the number nine shirt, with Freddie Burns looking to pull the strings at fly-half. Rhys Priestland switches to inside centre for the Aviva Premiership clash and will link-up with Matt Banahan in the midfield.

Jack Wilson comes into the starting line-up on the right wing, with Aled Brew and Anthony Watson completing an explosive back three.

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks

15. Anthony Watson

14. Jack Wilson

13. Matt Banahan

12. Rhys Priestland

11. Aled Brew

10. Freddie Burns

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Lucas Noguera

2. Michael van Vuuren

3. Henry Thomas

4. Charlie Ewels

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Matt Garvey (c)

7. Francois Louw

8. Paul Grant

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles

17. Nick Auterac

18. Max Lahiff

19. James Phillips

20. Zach Mercer

21. Levi Douglas

22. Chris Cook

23. James Wilson

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