RUGBY: Duo to make comebacks in A League semi final

David Sisi

David Sisi

First published in Sport

OLLY Woodburn and David Sisi return from lengthy injury lay-offs in Bath United's Aviva A League semi final against Sale Jets in front of a capacity 6,000 crowd at the Rec tonight (7.30pm).

Tickets to the match were free to supporters, but the club confirmed this morning that all of them had been snapped up for the 7.30pm kick-off, making it a record crowd for a United fixture at the Rec as Southern Conference winners United take on the Jets, who finished second in the Northern Conference.

Sisi plays in a back row which includes Tom Ellis, who shifts from lock to the blindside, and number eight Will Skuse, who featured in the closing stages of yesterday's Aviva Premiership victory over London Wasps.

Will Spencer and Charlie Ewels partner once again in the second row, and they bolster a mobile front row comprising of Charlie Beech, Wiltshire's Tom Dunn and captain Kane Palma-Newport.

Chris Cook and Tom Heathcote, who also featured briefly against Wasps, are the half-backs, with Kyle Eastmond returning to action for the club alongside Max Clark in a new midfield combination.

Woodburn is on the right wing with Tom Biggs on the left and Richard Lane at full-back.

There will be live coverage of the game on Bath Rugby's Twitter account @bathrugby, and live streamed through the club's Facebook account at

Bath United: 15. Richard Lane, 14. Olly Woodburn, 13. Max Clark, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Chris Cook, 1. Charlie Beech, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Kane Palma-Newport (captain), 4. Will Spencer, 5. Charlie Ewels, 6. Tom Ellis, 7. David Sisi, 8. Will Skuse.

Replacements: 16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Jake Caulfield, 18. Adam Jamieson, 19. Freddie Clarke, 20. Max Northcote-Green, 21. Rory Jennings, 22. Ludi Hopkinson, 23. Marcus Beere.



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