RUGBY: Henson poised for Rec debut as Bath issue travel warning over Tigers clash (From Wiltshire Times)
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RUGBY: Henson poised for Rec debut as Bath issue travel warning over Tigers clash
2:48pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
WALES and British Lions star Gavin Henson is poised to make his first appearance at the Rec tonight as Bath United kick-off the Aviva A League against London Wasps A (7.30pm).
Henson, who appeared as a substitute in Friday's opening Premiership win over Newcastle, plays at inside centre, while Scotland international Tom Heathcote combines with Chris Cook in the half-backs and Tom Biggs is on the wing.
Charlie Beech and Kane Palma-Newport scrum down either side of Tom Dunn at hooker, and Will Spencer combines with Charlie Ewels in the engine room.
Academy duo Tom Ellis and Will Skuse are named on the flanks, with Alafoti Fa'osiliva controlling the base of the scrum at number eight.
Gates open at 5.30pm tonight and entry is free.
Meanwhile, Bath have warned supporters travelling from Wiltshire of potential traffic delays when heading to this Saturday's centenary Aviva Premiership clash against Leicester Tigers at the Rec (3.15pm).
The match is Bath's first at home in the league this season, following last Friday's 21-0 success at Newcastle, but supporters could face potential delays.
The club advised, via their website: "With four other events, including an open day at the University of Bath, as well as the rugby scheduled to take place on Saturday, traffic descending into the city will be very busy throughout the day.
"Please use public transport where possible, but if you should need to travel by car then please allow extra time for your journey.
Tickets are still available for the match, which marks the 100th anniversary of the fixture between the two teams.
Call the ticket office on 0844 448 1865 for details.
Bath United team to face Wasps A: 15. Ludi Hopkinson, 14. Marcus Beer, 13. Max Clark, 12. Gavin Henson, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Chris Cook, 1. Charlie Beech , 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Kane Palma-Newport, 4. Will Spencer, 5. Charlie Ewels, 6. Tom Ellis, 7. Will Skuse, 8. Alafoti Fa'osiliva.
Replacements: 16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Adam Jamieson, 18. Greg Palmer, 19. Freddie Clarke, 20. Max Northcote-Green, 21. Rory Jennings, 22. Will Homer, 23. George Trick.
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