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RUGBY: Front row changes for Bath's LV= Cup semi final
12:04pm Friday 8th March 2013 in Sport
BATH have named a powerful starting line-up for tomorrow's LV= Cup semi final at Harlequins (12.15pm), with three changes from the side that defeated Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership last Friday.
The changes come in the front row, Nathan Catt and Samoan international Anthony Perenise coming in for Paul James and David Wilson, who are both involved in the RBS 6 Nations.
Ross Batty replaces the injured Rob Webber at hooker.
Last week’s man of the match Dominic Day again partners Dave Attwood in the secnd row, Francois Louw leading the side from blindside flanker, Carl Fearns on the openside and Ben Skirving at number eight.
Tom Heathcote, nominated for the LV= Breakthrough Player Award, is partnered by Ireland international Peter Stringer in the half-backs, while Tom Biggs and Horacio Agulla are on the wings.
Kyle Eastmond and Matt Banahan continue in the centres, with Nick Abendanon completing the line-up.
On the bench, there is a return from injury for lock and club captain Stuart Hooper, and Argentinian international hooker Eusebio Guinazu could make his first appearance.
Bath: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Horacio Agulla, 13. Matt Banahan, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Nathan Catt, 2. Ross Batty, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Dominic Day, 5. Dave Attwood, 6. Francois Louw (capt), 7. Carl Fearns, 8. Ben Skirving.
Replacements: 16. Eusebio Guinazu, 17. Charlie Beech, 18. Kane Palma-Newport, 19. Stuart Hooper, 20. Nick Koster, 21. Michael Classens, 22. Sam Vesty, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni.
Bath Rugby are running a ticket offer of two tickets for £40 for their Aviva Premiership match against London Welsh on Saturday, March 30 (2.15pm). Ring the ticket office on 0844 448 1865 and quote: 2 for £40 Offer.
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