Four Bath Rugby changes for final match of 2022 against Newcastle Falcons

30 December 2022

Bath Rugby Head of Rugby Johann van Graan has made four changes for the Blue, Black and White’s final Gallagher Premiership match of 2022 against Newcastle Falcons. 

Max Ojomoh comes into the centre to partner Ollie Lawrence while captain Ben Spencer, fresh from extending his stay at the club, is reinstated at scrum-half.

Dave Attwood is promoted back into the second row and try scorer last time out Niall Annett takes the two jersey.


The team is otherwise unchanged from the starters at Exeter Chiefs on Christmas Eve. 

Lewis Boyce and D’Arcy Rae pack down in the prop positions with Fergus Lee-Warner continuing at lock. Ted Hill, Sam Underhill and Josh Bayliss make up the back row. 

Fly-half Orlando Bailey retains his place as do Ruaridh McConnochie, Joe Cokanasiga and Matt Gallagher in the back three.

On the bench, John Stewart could make his Premiership debut and Chris Cloete returns from the broken foot he sustained earlier in the season.


Bath Rugby team to play NEWCASTLE FALCONS

Bath Rugby: 15 Matt Gallagher, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Ruaridh McConnochie, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Ben Spencer ©; 1 Lewis Boyce, 2 Niall Annett, 3 D’Arcy Rae, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Fergus Lee-Warner, 6 Ted Hill, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Josh Bayliss

Impact players: 16 John Stewart, 17 Valeriy Morozov, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Will Spencer, 20 Miles Reid, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Jonathan Joseph, 23 Chris Cloete

Take a look at Chris Cloete's Recovery Journey as he prepares for his first match since earlier on in the season.

The opposition

Newcastle Falcons: 15 Elliott Obatoyinbo, 14 Ben Stevenson, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Tom Penny (c), 11 Mateo Carreras, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Sam Stuart; 1 Adam Brocklebank, 2 Jamie Blamire, 3 Trevor Davison, 4 Greg Peterson, 5 Sebastian de Chaves, 6 Gary Graham, 7 Callum Chick, 8 Carl Fearns

Replacements: 16 Ollie Fletcher, 17 Logovi’i Mulipola, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Matthew Dalton, 20 Tom Marshall, 21 Michael Young, 22 Matias Moroni, 23 Adam Radwan



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