Underhill and Cook back in for West Country derby

3 January 2020

Sam Underhill and Chris Cook return to the starting line-up for the West Country derby against Gloucester at Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 15:00).

Toby Faletau, Francois Louw and Underhill will all play in the backrow for the first time together in two years. Underhill comes back into the side and replaces Tom Ellis, which sees Louw switch to blindeside with the South African again captaining the side. 

Cook replaces Will Chudley, who has been on impressive form since returning to the side in mid-December. The scrum-half is unavailable for selection this week following a minor injury sustained in the Gallagher Premiership match against Sale Sharks last weekend.

Bath Rugby side to face Gloucester Rugby:

15. Tom Homer

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Jamie Roberts

11. Anthony Watson

10. Rhys Priestland

9. Chris Cook

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Will Stuart

4. Josh McNally

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Francois Louw (C)

7. Sam Underhill

8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Jack Walker, 17. Lewis Boyce, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Mike Williams, 20. Tom Ellis, 21. Ollie Fox, 22. Freddie Burns, 23. Aled Brew

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