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Perenise starts for Bath Rugby

8 September 2017

Anthony Perenise will make his first Aviva Premiership start for Bath Rugby since re-joining the Club this summer against Saracens at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, kick-off 14:00.

The tighthead prop replaces Kane Palma-Newport in the starting line-up, who was injured during last weekend’s 23-27 victory against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road. The Samoan international is joined in the front row by Beno Obano and Tom Dunn.

Luke Charteris and Elliott Stooke continue in the second row, with captain Matt Garvey, Francois Louw and Taulupe Faletau making up a formidable back row.

Rhys Priestland, who scored 12 points from the boot last weekend, lines-up at fly-half alongside his half-back partner Chris Cook.

Fresh from a try-scoring double in the East Midlands, Max Clark will be looking to continue his impressive start to the campaign at inside centre, with Jonathan Joseph wearing the number 13 shirt for the visit of the European Champions.

Semesa Rokoduguni, who scored a 70m solo effort against Leicester, starts in the right wing with Matt Banahan on the opposite flank and Anthony Watson at fullback.

Unavailable for selection: Dave Attwood, Ross Batty, Nathan Catt, Tom Ellis, Charlie Ewels, Max Lahiff, Shaun Knight, Kane Palma-Newport, Henry Thomas, Jeff Williams

Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15. Anthony Watson

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Max Clark

11. Matt Banahan

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Luke Charteris

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Matt Garvey (capt)

7. Francois Louw

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements:

16. Jack Walker

17. Nick Auterac

18. Scott Andrews

19. James Phillips

20. Paul Grant

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Freddie Burns

23. Ben Tapuai

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