RUGBY: Palma-Newport leads United into final

Wiltshire Times: Kane Palma-Newport captains Bath United tonight Kane Palma-Newport captains Bath United tonight

KANE Palma-Newport will lead Bath United tonight as they take on Northampton Wanderers in their first Aviva A League final at Franklin’s Gardens (7.30pm).

The core of the team is that which qualified for the final, with Palma-Newport being joined in the front row by Charlie Beech and Tom Dunn.

England U18s star Charlie Ewels combines with Ryan Caldwell in the second row, as Tom Ellis and Mat Gilbert take their place on the flanks. Will Skuse completes the pack at number eight.

Micky Young and Tom Heathcote renew their half-back partnership, as Tom Biggs and Richard Lane are named on the wings.

Gavin Henson teams up with youngster Max Clark in the centres, and Nick Abendanon is selected at full-back.

Bath United: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Richard Lane, 13. Max Clark, 12. Gavin Henson, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Micky Young, 1. Charlie Beech, 2. Tom Dunn, 3. Kane Palma-Newport (captain), 4. Charlie Ewels, 5. Ryan Caldwell, 6. Tom Ellis, 7. Mat Gilbert, 8. Will Skuse.

Replacements: 16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Adam Jamieson, 18. Freddie Clarke, 19. Max Northcote-Green, 20. Chris Cook, 21. Ollie Devoto, 22. Marcus Beer.

NEWS FROM TONIGHT'S A LEAGUE FINAL AT WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT AND REACTION IN FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES

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