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RUGBY: Fearns makes Bath return
3:39pm Friday 1st February 2013 in Sport
CARL Fearns returns to Bath's starting line-up for the LV= Cup clash against west country rivals Gloucester at Kingsholm tomorrow (2pm).
Fearns will be joined in the back row by Ben Skirving and Francois Louw, while Dominic Day and Dave Attwood form the second row.
The front row sees England international Rob Webber start his second consecutive match after returning from long-term injury, with Charlie Beech and Anthony Perenise at loosehead and tighthead prop.
Ireland international Peter Stringer, who scored two tries after coming on as a debut substitute against Exeter last week, will partner All Black Stephen Donald in the half-backs, while Sam Vesty and Matt Banahan team up at centre.
Olly Woodburn ison the left wing, with Argentinian international Horacio Agulla on the right, and Nick Abendanon returns at full-back.
Bath: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Sam Vesty, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Peter Stringer, 1 Charlie Beech, 2 Rob Webber, 3 Anthony Perenise, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Dominic Day, 6 Francois Louw, 7 Carl Fearns, 8 Ben Skirving.
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Kane Palma-Newport, 19 Will Spencer, 20 Mat Gilbert, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Semesa Rokoduguni, 23 Jack Cuthbert.
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