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Rokoduguni starts for Bath Rugby against Ospreys

Rokoduguni starts for Bath Rugby against Ospreys

Semesa Rokoduguni will make his first appearance of pre-season when Bath Rugby take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, kick-off 14:00.

The winger, who topped the scoring charts for the club last season, takes his place on the right wing in a back three that includes Darren Atkins and Matt Banahan.

Ben Tapuai comes in at number 12 for the trip to Swansea and will feature in the centre alongside Max Clark, a try scorer in last weekend’s 31-34 victory over Bristol.

Rhys Priestland and Chris Cook line up at fly-half and scrum-half respectively in the half-back combination.

Nick Auterac and Jack Walker, who both made their comebacks from injury against Bristol, once again start in the front row alongside Kane Palma-Newport.

Captain Matt Garvey switches from the back row to form an experienced second row with Luke Charteris.

In the back row, Zach Mercer and Guy Mercer operate at blindside and openside flanker respectively, with Paul Grant at number eight.

Amongst the replacements Tom Dunn and Levi Douglas return to the squad after injury.

Bath Rugby team to face Ospreys

15. Darren Atkins
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Max Clark
12. Ben Tapuai
11. Matt Banahan
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Chris Cook

1. Nick Auterac
2. Jack Walker
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Luke Charteris
5. Matt Garvey (capt)
6. Zach Mercer
7. Guy Mercer
8. Paul Grant

Replacements

16. Nathan Charles (guest player)
17. Beno Obano
18. Sam Nixon
19. Elliott Stooke
20. James Phillips
21. Levi Douglas
22. Josh Bayliss
23. Darren Allinson
24. Josh Lewis
25. Harry Davies
26. Rory Jennings
27. Jack Wilson
28. Levi Davis (guest player)
29. Tom Homer
30. Tom Dunn

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