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Seven changes for Bath Rugby against Toulon

22 January 2016

Bath Rugby have named their team to face Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup match at the Rec this Saturday (kick-off 15.15). 

Head Coach Mike Ford has made seven changes to the starting line-up for the Club's first home match of 2016, following three consecutive games on the road.

Nick Auterac, Ross Batty and Henry Thomas make their seventh start of the season together in the front row. In contrast, locks Charlie Ewels and Dominic Day (this week named in Wales's Six Nations squad) combine for the first time. 

A new-look back row comprises blindside David Denton (included in Scotland's Six Nations squad this week), openside Guy Mercer and last weekend's try-scorer, number eight Leroy Houston.

Chris Cook makes his 60th Club appearance at scrum-half, with half-back partner George Ford named Captain for the match.  

Horacio Agulla comes in on the left wing, joining fellow wing Semesa Rokoduguni and fullback Anthony Watson in the back three. 

Bath Rugby team to face Toulon

15 Anthony Watson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Horacio Agulla
10 George Ford (c)
9 Chris Cook
1 Nick Auterac
2 Ross Batty
3 Henry Thomas
4 Charlie Ewels
5 Dominic Day
6 David Denton
7 Guy Mercer
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Tom Dunn
17 Nathan Catt
18 David Wilson
19 Tom Ellis
20 Matt Garvey
21 Alafoti Faosiliva
22 Rhys Priestland
23 Ollie Devoto

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