LUKE Arscott will make his full Aviva Premiership debut for Bath tomorrow, when the Rec travel launch their league campaign at Sale Sharks (2pm).
Fellow signings Nick Auterac and Henry Thomas could also make their debut from the bench, while Arscott starts at full-back.
Semesa Rokoduguni and Anthony Watson are picked on the wings, with Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph renewing their midfield partnership.
Fly-half George Ford is joined by Peter Stringer in the half-back positions.
Up front, the all-international front row of Paul James, Rob Webber and David Wilson are backed up by Stuart Hooper and Dominic Day in the second row.
Alafoti Fa’osiliva, Guy Mercer and Leroy Houston are selected in the back row.
Bath: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Anthony Watson, 10 George Ford, 9 Peter Stringer, 1 Paul James, 2 Rob Webber, 3 David Wilson, 4 Stuart Hooper (captain), 5 Dominic Day, 6 Alafoti Fa’osiliva, 7 Guy Mercer, 8 Leroy Houston.
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Dave Attwood, 20 Carl Fearns, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Gavin Henson, 23 Matt Banahan.
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