Two summer signings will make their Bath Rugby debuts when Stuart Hooper’s men travel to Sale Sharks on the opening day of the Gallagher Premiership season.
The latter was on the scoresheet on Bath’s last trip to the AJ Bell Stadium as was Josh Bayliss who lines up at Number 8 alongside flankers Miles Reid and Sam Underhill. Captain Charlie Ewels and Mike Williams complete the pack, pairing up in the second row.
Among the replacements, D’Arcy Rae and Jaco Coetzee could debut for the club and in the Premiership.
Bath Rugby Team to face Sale Sharks
15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Byron McGuigan, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Raffi Quirke; 1 Bevan Rodd, 2 Akker Van der Merwe, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Cobus Wiese, 5 JP du Preez, 6 Cameron Nield, 7 Ben Curry, 8 Jono Ross ©
16 Tommy Taylor, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Cal Ford, 19 Rouban Birch, 20 Sam Dugdale, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Kieran Wilkinson, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg