Doughty to earn first Premiership start as Bath Rugby take on Worcester Warriors

7 January 2022

Tom Doughty will make his first ever Gallagher Premiership start when Bath Rugby host Worcester Warriors on Sunday. 

The hooker has featured three times in the league previously and will earn his fifth cap in Blue, Black and White.

He joins an otherwise unchanged front row with Lewis Boyce and Will Stuart packing down at loosehead and tighthead respectively, while Josh McNally and Charlie Ewels continue in the second row.

Josh Bayliss returns at Number 8 and England Under-20 forward Ewan Richards lines up in the seven jersey. Tom Ellis completes the pack at blindside flanker. 

In the backs, Ollie Fox is reinstated at scrum-half, pairing up with fly-half, Orlando Bailey. Max Ojomoh and Jonathan Joseph partner each other in the midfield and Will Muir is back on the wing following suspension.

Semesa Rokoduguni and Tom de Glanville maintain their spots in the back three.

Bath Rugby team to play Worcester Warriors

The opposition

15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Francois Venter (CC), 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Gareth Simpson; 1 Rory Sutherland, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Andrew Kitchener, 6 Kyle Hatherell, 7 Ted Hill (CC), 8 Matt Kvesic


16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Jay Tyack, 19 Matt Garvey, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Oli Morris, 23 Harri Doel

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