Team Bath shuffle the pack for tonight’s BUCS Super Rugby South West derby at home to Exeter – free to watch!
The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – will be keen to avenge their defeat in the reverse fixture on the opening day of the season and also bounce back quickly from last week’s home reverse to Cardiff Met.
Exeter go into the match on the back of a resounding 71-17 victory over Northumbria which strengthened their grip on second spot in the table.
A reshuffled Team Bath backs line-up sees James Richardson start at full-back for the first time this season, while Cal Barrett moves from the wing to partner Sam Kennaugh in the centres. Elliot Bancroft takes the number 11 shirt.
Will French returns at tighthead prop and Cameron Keys starts at number eight in the only changes to the pack.
Don’t forget, entry is free to spectators for tonight’s derby so come and back the boys in Blue & Gold!
Team Bath starting XV: 15 James Richardson, 14 Alex Varney, 13 Cal Barrett, 12 Sam Kennaugh, 11 Elliot Bancroft, 10 Tom Pittman, 9 Jacob Tansey; 1 Tom Rowland, 2 Jordi den Hartog, 3 Will French, 4 Jordan Martin (c), 5 Edoardo Balocco, 6 Gwilym Bradley, 7 Chris Barry, 8 Cameron Keys. Replacements: 16 Rory Mead, 17 Joe Atkins, 18 Alex Curtis, 19 James Fitzmaurice, 20 Tom Williams, 21 Benn Morris, 22 Miles Gilbert, 23 Doug Hickling.
Exeter starting XV: 15 Charlie Davies, 14 Jordon Bond, 13 Kieran Kelly, 12 Joe Elderkin, 11 Luke Mehson, 10 Harry Bazalgette, 9 Will Yarnell; 1 Will Cutbill, 2 Harrison Fowke, 3 Matt Johnson, 4 Jamie Yates, 5 Lasha Jainia, 6 Paul Schroter, 7 Charlie Fethney, 8 Tom Addison. Replacements: 16 Ben Phillips, 17 George Strainge, 18 Fin Richardson, 19 Alex Roper, 20 Cam Bullard, 21 Pietro Di Chio, 22 Carl Morgan, 23 Tommy Foot.
Referee: Alan Chandrachud.
Assistant referees: Jeff Highcock, Fred Spong.
Fourth official: James Maby.