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Attwood to start against Saracens for Bath Rugby

Dave Attwood will make his first Bath Rugby appearance since December on Friday night when they take on Saracens in the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground, kick-off 19.45.

Attwood is partnered in the second row by Charlie Ewels, with the front row trio of Nathan Catt, Rob Webber and Henry Thomas continuing following the victory against Gloucester last time out. Amanaki Mafi returns to the starting line-up at number eight, flanked by Matt Garvey and captain Francois Louw.

Chris Cook and George Ford continue to pull the strings from the half-backs, as Ollie Devoto and Jonathan Joseph resume their midfield partnership.

Last weekend's double try-scorer Semesa Rokoduguni – who has beaten the most defenders in the Premiership this season – starts on the right wing with Horacio Agulla coming onto the left, and Anthony Watson is at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Saracens

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Horacio Agulla
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook

1. Nathan Catt
2. Rob Webber
3. Henry Thomas
4. Charlie Ewels
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw ( c )
8. Amanaki Mafi

Replacements
16. Tom Dunn
17. Max Lahiff
18. David Wilson
19. Leroy Houston
20. David Denton
21. Guy Mercer
22. Will Homer
23. Rhys Priestland

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