FRANCOIS Louw will return to the Bath starting line-up to face champions Saracens at Allianz Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm).

The South African flanker makes his first start of the Premiership season after helping the Springboks to a 36-34 victory over New Zealand in the Rugby Championship a fortnight ago.

Louw packs down alongside Josh Bayliss and Paul Grant in the back row as Charlie Ewels captains the side from the second row alongside Elliott Stooke.

In the front row, Jacques van Rooyen makes his first start at loosehead, with Jack Walker and Anthony Perenise at hooker and tighthead respectively.

Chris Cook and Rhys Priestland form the half-back pairing, whilst Max Clark returns to action to partner Max Wright in midfield.

Tom Homer and Semesa Rokoduguni are the wings with Darren Atkins at full-back.

Bath: 15. Darren Atkins, 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Max Clark, 12. Max Wright, 11. Tom Homer, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Chris Cook, 1. Jacques van Rooyen, 2. Jack Walker, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Charlie Ewels (captain), 5. Elliott Stooke, 6. Josh Bayliss, 7. Francois Louw, 8. Paul Grant.

Replacements: 16. Michael van Vuuren, 17. Lucas Noguera, 18. Victor Delmas, 19. Levi Douglas, 20. Miles Reid, 21. Max Green, 22. Freddie Burns, 23. Jackson Willison.