Bhatti and Ojomoh set for first Premiership starts

28 May 2021

Jamie Bhatti and Max Ojomoh will both earn their first Gallagher Premiership starts when Bath Rugby head to Harlequins on Saturday. 

Scotland international Bhatti has featured nine times in Blue, Black and White since arriving from Edinburgh Rugby in December and joins the fully recovered duo Jacques du Toit and Will Stuart in the front row.

Homegrown Academy centre Ojomoh came off the bench in Bath’s league outing at London Irish earlier in the season and started the European win over Zebre at the beginning of April.

He will run out for his fifth cap alongside Max Clark – a partnership that blossomed in the win over in Italy.

Joe Cokanasiga returns to the back three with Tom de Glanville and Will Muir while Ben Spencer and Rhys Priestland complete the backline. 

Captain Charlie Ewels is joined in the second row by Josh McNally and two changes in the back row see Miles Reid come in at blindside flanker and Taulupe Faletau at Number 8.

After making his Premiership debut last time out, hooker Tom Doughty is once again among the replacements as is Jonathan Joseph who missed the last two games due to injury.

Bath Rugby team to play Harlequins 

15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Joe Cokanasiga, 13. Max Clark, 12. Max Ojomoh, 11. Will Muir, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Jamie Bhatti, 2. Jacques du Toit, 3. Will Stuart, 4. Josh McNally, 5. Charlie Ewels ©, 6. Miles Reid, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Tom Doughty, 17. Juan Schoeman 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Will Spencer, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Orlando Bailey, 23. Jonathan Joseph


HARLEQUINS TEAMS TO PLAY BATH RUGBY

15. Tyrone Green, 14. Nathan Earle, 13. Luke Northmore, 12. James Lang, 11. Joe Marchant, 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Danny Care; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Scott Baldwin, 3. Wilco Louw, 4. Matt Symons, 5. Stephen Lewies ©, 6. Tom Lawday, 7. Jack Kenningham, 8. Alex Dombrandt

Replacements

16. Joe Gray, 17. Santiago Garcia Botta 18. Will Collier, 19. Dino Lamb, 20. Archie White, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. Ben Tapuai, 23. Aaron Morris


 

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