Perenise to make 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against London Irish

4 May 2018

Anthony Perenise will make his 100th appearance for Bath Rugby in the Club’s final game of the Aviva Premiership season at the Rec on Saturday, kick-off 16:00.

Perenise, who is in his second spell with the Blue, Black and White starts in the front row alongside Tom Dunn and Lucas Noguera, who comes into the starting line-up at loosehead prop.

Matt Garvey returns to the team, with the captain starting alongside Elliott Stooke in the second row. Tom Ellis, Francois Louw and Taulupe Faletau complete the pack in an unchanged back row.

Kahn Fotuali’i and Rhys Priestland continue in the half-back positions, with Matt Banahan moving to centre to partner James Wilson in the midfield.

Cooper Vuna comes into the starting line-up on the right wing, fresh from scoring Bath’s fifth try against Gloucester last week. He will joined in the back three by Aled Brew and Tom Homer, both of whom also went over the whitewash in last weekend’s 43-20 derby victory at Kingsholm.

Bath Rugby team to face London Irish

15. Tom Homer

14. Cooper Vuna

13. Matt Banahan

12. James Wilson

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Khan Fotuali’i

1. Lucas Noguera

2.  Tom Dunn

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Matt Garvey (C)

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw

8. Taulupe Faletau


16. Jack Walker

17. Will Vaughan

18. Victor Delmas

19. James Phillips

20. Zach Mercer

21. Max Green

22. Freddie Burns

23. Max Clark

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