De Glanville back in starting XV to face Leicester Tigers

18 February 2022

Tom de Glanville returns to the Bath Rugby starting XV for the visit of Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership.

Last weekend the full-back made his first outing since injuring himself whilst scoring in the club’s win over Worcester Warriors in January.

He is joined in the back three by Will Muir and Will Butt, the latter coming in for just his second Gallagher Premiership start.

Ben Spencer and Orlando Bailey continue their blossoming half-back partnership with Max Ojomoh and Jonathan Joseph combining in midfield.

The pack is unchanged from the match against Wasps in Round 16 – the first time in 2021/22 the same eight has started back-to-back games.

It means a bulky back row of Taulupe Faletau, Jaco Coetzee and Nathan Hughes support a front five containing Valeriy Morozov, Jacques du Toit, D’Arcy Rae, Josh McNally and Ewan Richards.

On the bench, Danny Cipriani makes his long-awaited return to the matchday squad. The experienced fly-half has been sidelined with concussion since the beginning of December and is back in the 23 following the completion of his GRTP programme.

Suffering the same injury, Josh Bayliss has also recovered and is slso named as a replacement.



15 Bryce Hegarty, 14 Harry Potter, 13 Guy Porter, 12 Dan Kelly, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Richard Wigglesworth (c); 1 Francois van Wyk, 2 Julián Montoya, 3 Joe Heyes, 4 Harry Wells, 5 Eli Snyman, 6 George Martin, 7 Tommy Reffell, 8 Jasper Wiese


16 Charlie Clare, 17 James Whitcombe, 18 Will Hurd, 19 Calum Green, 20 Hanro Liebenberg, 21 Jack van Poortvliet, 22 Matt Scott, 23 Chris Ashton





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