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Spencer to make 50th Bath Rugby appearance against Edinburgh Rugby

15 April 2022

Ben Spencer will make his 50th Bath Rugby appearance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup Round of 16 match against Edinburgh Rugby at the DAM Health Stadium.

The England scrum-half has made a huge impact since arriving at the Rec from Saracens, with his game management and leadership among his key attributes.

Vice-captain for the match, Spencer leads a backline with one change from the team that started the Gallagher Premiership match with Exeter Chiefs a fortnight ago. 

Semesa Rokoduguni, who was a late withdrawal from the starting XV at Sandy Park, is back on the wing with in-form duo Joe Cokanasiga and Tom de Glanville completing the back three. The pair both have five tries to their name this campaign.

The centre partnership of Max Clark and Jonathan Joseph continues while Orlando Bailey retains the fly-half spot.

Number 8 Taulupe Faletau returns to the pack in an all-international back row containing Scotland’s Josh Bayliss and England’s Sam Underhill.

The tight five is unchanged meaning a second consecutive start for Tom Dunn on his comeback from injury. Valeriy Morozov and Will Stuart will add power from loosehead and tighthead prop respectively, and Will Spencer partners captain Charlie Ewels in the second row.



Bath Rugby side to play Edinburgh Rugby


THE OPPOSITION

15 Henry Immelman, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 James Lang, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Ben Vellacott; 1 Pierre Schoeman, 2 Stuart McInally, 3 Lee-Roy Atalifo, 4 Marshall Sykes, 5 Grant Gilchrist ©, 6 Ben Muncaster, 7 Hamish Watson, 8 Magnus Bradbury

Replacements

16 Adam McBurney, 17 Harrison Courtney, 18 Angus Williams, 19 Glen Young, 20 Connor Boyle, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 Cammy Hutchison


 

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