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Rugby World Cup Final trio return for Heineken Champions Cup opener

15 November 2019

Bath Rugby’s Jonathan Joseph, Ruaridh McConnochie and Sam Underhill return to the Bath Rugby starting line-up for the Heineken Champions Cup opener against Ulster Rugby tomorrow afternoon at the Rec (kick-off 13:00).

The trio will pull on the Blue, Black and White for the first time since helping England to the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan.

McConnochie takes his place on the left wing, with Semesa Rokoduguni on the opposite flank and Freddie Burns continuing at full-back.

Joseph comes in at outside centre alongside Jamie Roberts, in an experienced midfield partnership.

In the half-back pairing, Rhys Priestland will once again link-up with Will Chudley, who was a try scorer in last weekend’s victory over Northampton Saints.

Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Will Stuart will look to back-up their impressive showing last time out at the Rec in the front row, with Charlie Ewels captaining the side at lock. Josh McNally partners Ewels in the second row.

Mike Williams returns to the back row at blindside flanker, with Underhill and Zach Mercer at openside and number eight respectively.

Bath Rugby team to face Ulster Rugby

15. Freddie Burns

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Will Stuart

4. Josh McNally

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Mike Williams

7. Sam Underhill

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Jack Walker

17. Lewis Boyce

18. Christian Judge

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Josh Bayliss

21. Chris Cook

22. Max Wright

23. Gabe Hamer-Webb

Limited tickets are available for the game by clicking here or you can call the Ticket Office on 01225 536 900.

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