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RUGBY: Front row pair in for Irish test
6:28pm Friday 15th February 2013 in Sport
PAUL James and David Wilson both return to the Bath front row to face London Irish in the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground tomorrow (2.15pm).
James and Wilson, who have been released from Wales and England respectively due to a break in the RBS 6 Nations championship, join Rob Webber at the front of the scrum.
Dominic Day and Dave Attwood continue their powerful partnership in the second row, with Francois Louw leading the charge from the blindside flank. Carl Fearns and Ben Skirving complete the scrum on the openside and at number eight.
International half-backs Peter Stringer and Stephen Donald continue their instrumental pairing, with Tom Biggs and Horacio Agulla once more named in the wings. Kyle Eastmond and Matt Banahan start inside them, with Nick Abendanon picked at full-back.
Players currently unavailable for selection due to injury include Ryan Caldwell, Stuart Hooper, Danny Hipkiss, Mark McMillan, Simon Taylor, and Josh Ovens.
Bath: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Horacio Agulla, 13. Matt Banahan, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Stephen Donald, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Paul James, 2. Rob Webber, 3. David Wilson, 4. Dominic Day, 5. Dave Attwood, 6. Francois Louw (capt), 7. Carl Fearns, 8. Ben Skirving.
Replacements: 16. Ross Batty, 17. Nathan Catt, 18. Anthony Perenise, 19. Will Spencer, 20. Mat Gilbert, 21. Chris Cook, 22. Tom Heathcote, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni.
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