RUGBY: Bath change seven for visit of Saracens

Pete Stringer starts for Bath tomorrow night

Pete Stringer starts for Bath tomorrow night

First published in Sport

BATH have made seven changes to their starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens at the Rec (7.45pm).

In the pack, Ross Batty is joined in the front row by Paul James and Anthony Perenise, and Dave Attwood returns from England duty to partner Dominic Day in the second row.

Francois Louw captains the side from the openside flank as Alafoti Fa’osiliva comes in for the injured Matt Garvey.

Peter Stringer and George Ford are both recalled to the starting line-up to renew their half-back partnership, with Matt Banahan the only other change to the back line, who replaces Horacio Agulla on the wing.

Bath: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Ollie Devoto, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Matt Banahan, 10. George Ford, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Paul James, 2. Ross Batty, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Dominic Day, 5. Dave Attwood, 6. Alafoti Fa’osiliva, 7. Francois Louw (captain), 8. Leroy Houston.

Replacements: 16. Eusebio Guinazu, 17. Nathan Catt, 18. Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19. Ryan Caldwell, 20. Guy Mercer, 21. Micky Young, 22. Gavin Henson, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni.

MORE BUILDUP TO BATH CLASH WITH SARACENS IN TOMORROW'S WILTSHIRE TIMES AND NEWS & REACTION FROM THE MATCH AT WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT

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