Trio return for Bath Rugby's match v Leicester Tigers

16 April 2021

Stuart Hooper has made three changes for Bath Rugby’s Round 16 Gallagher Premiership match against Leicester Tigers on Sunday.

Josh Matavesi is back in the side at fly-half following a spell on the sidelines with injury and is joined in the backline by wing Will Muir who has scored three tries in his last two league games.

After missing the Challenge Cup quarter-final win over London Irish, Sam Underhill returns to the back row alongside Taulupe Faletau and Zach Mercer.

Ben Spencer continues at scrum-half and the centre partnership of Cameron Redpath and Jonathan Joseph also remains.

England international Anthony Watson and Joe Cokanasiga keep their places at full-back and wing respectively.

The front row of Beno Obano, Jack Walker and Will Stuart is consistent as is the second row pairing of Josh McNally and captain Charlie Ewels.

With Matavesi’s inclusion, Senior Academy fly-half Orlando Bailey is the only new addition to the bench.

Bath Rugby side to face Leicester Tigers

15. Anthony Watson, 14. Joe Cokanasiga, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Cameron Redpath, 11. Will Muir, 10. Josh Matavesi, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Beno Obano, 2. Jack Walker, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Josh McNally, 5. Charlie Ewels ©, 6. Taulupe Faletau, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Zach Mercer


16. Jacques du Toit, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Mike Williams, 20. Miles Reid, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Orlando Bailey, 23. Alex Gray

The visitors

15. Freddie Steward, 14. Harry Potter, 13. Matias Moroni, 12. Dan Kelly, 11. Kini Murimurivalu, 10. George Ford, 9. Ben Youngs; 1. Ellis Genge, 2. Tom Youngs ©, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Harry Wells, 5. Calum Green, 6. George Martin, 7. Tommy Reffell, 8. Jasper Wiese 


16. Charlie Clare, 17. Luan de Bruin, 18. Joe Heyes, 19. Tomas Lavanini, 20. Luke Wallace, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Johnny McPhillips, 23. Matt Scott



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