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Darren Allinson and Paul Grant to make Bath Rugby debuts

Tom Homer

Darren Allinson and Paul Grant will make their Bath Rugby debuts in the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Scarlets tomorrow evening at the Parc y Scarlets, kick-off 19:05.

Allinson takes his place at scrum-half, forming a new half-back partnership with fellow Welshman Rhys Priestland. Jack Wilson and Jeff Williams – both try scorers in the loss to Leicester Tigers last Friday – continue out wide on the wings, as Tom Homer returns at full back and Dan Bowden and Matt Banahan combine in the centres.

Grant comes into the side at number eight, forming a back row with Club Captain Guy Mercer on the openside flank and Zach Mercer shifting to the blindside flank. Matt Garvey starts in the engine room alongside Elliott Stooke, with Tom Dunn and Max Lahiff joining Beno Obano up front.

Bath Rugby team to face Scarlets

15. Tom Homer
14. Jeff Williams
13. Matt Banahan
12. Dan Bowden
11. Jack Wilson
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Darren Allinson

1. Beno Obano
2. Tom Dunn
3. Max Lahiff
4. Matt Garvey
5. Elliott Stooke
6. Zach Mercer
7. Guy Mercer ( c )
8. Paul Grant

Replacements:

16. Michael van Vuuren
17. Nathan Catt
18. Henry Thomas
19. Alex Humfrey
20. Josh Bayliss
21. Will Homer
22. Adam Hastings
23. Rory Jennings

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