De Glanville and Bayliss back in starting XV to battle the Barbarians

19 November 2022

Fullback Tom de Glanville slips back into Blue, Black and White as Bath Rugby take on the Barbarians this weekend. 

Returning from injury, de Glanville has been missing since September after sustaining a complex hamstring injury. 

Also back in the starting XV is Josh Bayliss having been released from international duty with Scotland. 

Bayliss will pack down as blindside flanker, swapping places with Ted Hill on the bench. 

After providing a huge impact off the bench last week in Bath's mighty win over champions Leicester Tigers, Arthur Cordwell slots in as starting loosehead prop. Tom Dunn and D'Arcy Rae complete the front row with Dunnie reclaiming the captaincy role. 

Locking in in the second row is Fergus Lee-Warner who has had a sterling start at Bath Rugby since signing from Worcester Warriors. Versatile forward Tom Ellis will don the number 5 jersey. 

Miles Reid takes his regular place as openside flanker and Richard de Carpentier completes the pack at number 8. 

Half-back pairing Max Green and Orlando Bailey will play scrum-half and fly-half respectively. 

Van Graan shuffles his centre pairing slightly introducing Max Ojomoh, and Jonathan Joseph who'll provide his fancy footwork in the midfield. 

Bath's backline features the nifty left boot of Matt Gallagher and Will Butt, still high off his match-winning heroics in the dying seconds of last week's game. 

The bench sees last week's starters Valeriy Morozov and Niall Annett take their place alongside Johannes Jonker. 

Also coming off the bench, Quinn Roux will become one of the few players to play for the Barbarians as well as against them. 

Van Graan opts for a five-three split with young Tom Carr-Smith providing half-back support and Ollie Lawrence and Joe Cokanasiga offering their power and speed, with the latter coming back from international duty. 

bath rugby side to face barbarians

Bath Rugby: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Will Butt, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Matt Gallagher, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Max Green; 1 Arthur Cordwell, 2 Tom Dunn (c), 3 D'Arcy Rae, 4 Fergus Lee-Warner, 5 Tom Ellis, 6 Josh Bayliss, 7 Miles Reid, 8 Richard de Carpentier. 

Impact players: 16 Niall Annett, 17 Valeriy Morozov, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Quinn Roux, 20 Ted Hill, 21 Tom Carr-Smith, 22 Ollie Lawrence, 23 Joe Cokanasiga.

The opposition

Barbarians: 15 Mike Brown (c), 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Levi Aumua, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Gareth Simpson; 1 Murray McCallum, 2 Tom Cruse, 3 John Ryan, 4 Graham Kitchener, 5 Elliott Stooke, 6 Kiran McDonald, 7 Iacopo Bianchi, 8 Abe Papali'i

Replacements: 16 Marco Manfredi, 17 Hayden Thompson-Stringer, 18 Elliott Millar-Mills, 19 Tim Cardwell, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Cathal Forde, 22 Jacopo Trulla, 23 AJ Lam, 24 Matt Banahan

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Tickets for this historic clash are still available. The occasion promises to be an action-packed day out for all the family. Secure your seat and witness history as Bath Rugby take on the Barbarians.


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