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Tapuai returns to Bath Rugby starting line-up to face Harlequins

24 November 2017

Ben Tapuai returns to Bath Rugby’s starting line-up on Saturday when they take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 12:45.

Tapuai takes his place at inside centre alongside Matt Banahan, who switches to number 13. James Wilson switches to fullback in an otherwise unchanged back three, with Jack Wilson and Aled Brew occupying the wing positions. 

Freddie Burns, who has scored 54 points in his last three games, continues at fly-half with Kahn Fotuali’i completing the half-back combination.

There are no changes in the pack from last weekend’s 18-22 victory against London Irish. Beno Obano, Tom Dunn and Anthony Perenise continue in the front row, whilst Luke Charteris and Elliott Stooke form the lock partnership.

Matt Garvey captains the side at blindside flanker, with Zach Mercer and Paul Grant at openside flanker and number eight respectively.

Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15. James Wilson

14. Jack Wilson

13. Matt Banahan

12. Ben Tapuai

11. Aled Brew

10. Freddie Burns

9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Anthony Perenise

4. Luke Charteris

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Matt Garvey (c)

7. Zach Mercer

8. Paul Grant

 

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren

17. Nick Auterac

18. Max Lahiff

19. Levi Douglas

20. Josh Bayliss

21. Chris Cook

22. Josh Lewis

23. Darren Atkins

 

 

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