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RUGBY: Bath ring changes for visit of Quins
12:03pm Friday 20th December 2013 in Sport News
BATH have brought seven internationals into their starting line-up for the visit of 2012 champions Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership at the Rec tomorrow (3pm).
The side that scored 11 tries against Italian minnows Rugby Mogliano in the Amlin Challenge Cup last week has been changed, with Rob Webber and Anthony Perenise forming the front row alongside Wales' Paul James.
Dave Attwood returns to partner captain Stuart Hooper in the second row, while Carl Fearns shifts to number eight as Francois Louw takes the openside flanker's shirt and Matt Garvey continues on the blindside.
George Ford is joined in the half-backs by 98 times-capped Ireland international Peter Stringer, who made his 100th appearance in European competition when he came off the bench last week against Mogliano.
Argentina's Horacio Agulla is selected on the right wing and Matt Banahan, who celebrated his 150th appearance for Bath last weekend with a quartet of tries, continues on the left.
Jonathan Joseph combines with Kyle Eastmond in the midfield, and Anthony Watson completes the line-up at full-back.
Bath: 15. Anthony Watson, 14. Horacio Agulla, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Matt Banahan, 10. George Ford, 9. Peter Stringer, 1. Paul James, 2. Rob Webber, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Stuart Hooper (captain), 5. Dave Attwood, 6. Matt Garvey, 7. Francois Louw, 8. Carl Fearns.
Replacements: 16. Eusebio Guinazu, 17. Nathan Catt, 18. Juan Pablo Orlandi, 19. Dominic Day, 20. Leroy Houston, 21. Martin Roberts, 22. Tom Heathcote, 23. Ollie Devoto.
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