Six changes to the side for trip to Wasps

1 November 2019

Bath Rugby have made six changes the starting line-up, with Charlie Ewels captaining the side against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 15:00).

Josh Bayliss, Lewis Boyce, Freddie Burns, Chris Cook, Elliott Stooke and Jack Walker all come into the starting XV to make their first starts in the Gallagher Premiership this season. Ollie Fox is also in line to make his first appearance in the competition, with the scrum-half named among the replacements. 

Rhys Priestland is joined by Cook in a new back-field pairing, with Jamie Roberts and Max Wright in an unchanged centre partnership. Semesa Rokoduguni and Aled Brew start on the right and left wing respectively, with Freddie Burns coming in at full-back.

Boyce and Walker join Will Stuart in the front row, with Stooke and Ewels in the second row. Bayliss starts at openside flanker, with Mike Williams and Zach Mercer completing the pack. 

Will Chudley has not been able to complete his return to play protocol after suffering from a vomiting bug earlier in the week that also affected other members of the squad.


15. Freddie Burns

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Max Wright

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Aled Brew

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Lewis Boyce 

2. Jack Walker

3. Will Stuart

4. Elliott Stooke 

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Mike Williams 

7. Josh Bayliss

8. Zach Mercer 


16. Tom Dunn

17. Beno Obano

18. Henry Thomas

19. Josh McNally

20. Tom Ellis

21. Ollie Fox

22. Alex Davies 

23. Gabriel Hamer-Webb

Wasps team

15. Matteo Minozzi, 14. Zach Kibirige, 13. Malakai Fekitoa, 12. Jimmy Gopperth, 11. Paolo Odogwu, 10. Lima Sopoaga, 9. Dan Robson (c), 1. Zurabi Zhvania, 2. Tommy Taylor, 3. Kieran Brookes, 4. James Gaskell, 5. Will Rowlands, 6. Brad Shields, 7. Nizaam Carr, 8. Sione Vailanu 


16. Tom Cruse, 17. Ben Harris, 18. Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 19. Thibaud Flament, 20. Ashley Johnson, 21. Sam Wolstenholme, 22. Billy Searle, 23. Michael Le Bourgeois 

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