Tom de Glanville is back in the starting XV for Bath Rugby’s West Country derby against Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership.
The full-back has recovered from a fractured hand suffered in the Premiership Rugby Cup to take the 15 jersey in a fixture which saw him score the winning try with the clock in the red last season.
His inclusion sees Matt Gallagher switch to the left wing with Joe Cokanasiga continuing to operate on the right of the back three.
HUBOO MATCH PREVIEW: BRISTOL BEARS (H)
Max Ojomoh comes into the backline at inside centre, partnering Scotland returnee Cameron Redpath in the midfield, while the half-back duo of captain Ben Spencer and Piers Francis remains the same.
Hooker Niall Annett is in the front row alongside Beno Obano and D’Arcy Rae with Tom Dunn and Will Stuart named on the bench on their return from England duty.
Quinn Roux earns his first Premiership start since coming back from injury and partners Dave Attwood in the second row. Josh Bayliss starts at blindside flanker in a back row containing Sam Underhill and Miles Reid.
On the bench, Jaco Coetzee features in a matchday 23 for the first time since Round 2.
BATH RUGBY TEAM TO PLAY BRISTOL BEARS
Bath Rugby: 15 Tom de Glanville, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Cameron Redpath, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Matt Gallagher, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Ben Spencer ©; 1 Beno Obano, 2 Niall Annett, 3 D’Arcy Rae, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Quinn Roux, 6 Josh Bayliss, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Miles Reid
Impact players: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Will Stuart, 19 GJ van Velze, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Orlando Bailey, 23 Chris Cloete
Bristol Bears: 15 Charles Piuatu, 14 Siva Naulago, 13 Semi Radradra, 12 James Williams, 11 Gabriel Ibitoye, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Harry Randall; 1 Yann Thomas, 2 Harry Thacker, 3 Max Lahiff, 4 Joe Joyce, 5 Chris Vui, 6 Sam Jeffries, 7 Fitz Harding, 8 Magnus Bradbury
Replacements: 16 Bryan Byrne, 17 Jake Woolmore, 18 George Kloska, 19 Jake Heenan, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Andy Uren, 22 Sam Bedlow, 23. Ioan Lloyd
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