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Who will come out on top this Friday?

7 February 2017

Aviva Premiership action returns to the Recreation Ground on Friday night, when Bath Rugby host Northampton Saints, kick-off 19:45. 

Here are just a few of the head-to-heads that could light up proceedings in this crucial home fixture for the Blue, Black and White.

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Tom Homer v Ben Foden

Homer has been in impressive form in the Bath team this season with a number of standout displays in defence and attack. The Bath fullback will come up against experience in the form of 34-times capped England international Foden, who has played his part in every Aviva Premiership fixture for Saints this season.

Semesa Rokoduguni v Ken Pisi

Rokoduguni will be hoping to make it a night to remember at the talismanic winger makes his 100th appearance for the Club. The 29-year-old has averaged nearly a try in every other game in his four years in the West Country and will be looking to add to the nine tries he’s scored in the competition. The Bath flyer could come up against the quick-footed Ken Pisi, who has over 100 points to his name in a Saints shirt.

Kahn Fotuali’i v Lee Dickson

Fotuali’i is producing some of the best form of his career in the Bath shirt. A dynamic, skilful and opportunist scrum-half, the 34-year-old will be looking to pick the holes in the Northampton defence on Friday. Up against the Samoan international is likely to be Lee Dickson, who will be keen to show his international pedigree with his tireless workrate over 80 minutes.

Charlie Ewels v Christian Day

It’s been a breakthrough year for Charlie Ewels, with the second rower winning his first cap for England off the back of a strong first half of the season for Bath. A physical presence with ball in hand and in defence, he will be a force to be reckoned with for the visit of Northampton this week. His opposite number, the experienced Christian Day, will be looking to nullify the threat of Ewels and the Bath forward line with his strength at the set piece.  

Francois Louw v Jamie Gibson

When it comes to back rowers, there aren’t many that can rival Francois Louw. A menace at the breakdown and a force in defence, the South African international will undoubtedly play a key role in the direction of the game. Looking to rival his back row counterpart on the field is likely to come in the form of Jamie Gibson, who has been an integral figure at flanker for the Saints this season.  

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