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Bath name team to take on Toulon

Returning Springbok flanker Francois Louw will captain Bath Rugby in their opening Champions Cup match against Toulon at the Stade Mayol this Sunday (kick-off 16.15, local time).

Starting for the first time together in the front row are loosehead Nick Auterac, hooker Rob Webber and tighthead David Wilson. Dominic Day and Dave Attwood are in the second row, with Louw captaining the team in a back row also featuring blindside Matt Garvey and number eight Leroy Houston.
 
Chris Cook and George Ford are named in the half-backs, as Kyle Eastmond and Ollie Devoto make their fourth consecutive start together in the midfield.
 
A potent back three is comprised of wings Matt Banahan and Semesa Rokoduguni, along with fullback Anthony Watson.
 
It will be the first time 1998 European champions Bath have ever faced the three-time European winners, with the Club making their first outing in their new black and gold 150th anniversary European jerseys.
 
Bath Rugby team to face Toulon
   
15 Anthony Watson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Ollie Devoto
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Chris Cook
1 Nick Auterac
2 Rob Webber
3 David Wilson
4 Dominic Day
5 Dave Attwood
6 Matt Garvey
7 Francois Louw (c)
8 Leroy Houston
 
Replacements
   
16 Ross Batty
17 Max Lahiff
18 Henry Thomas
19 Stuart Hooper
20 Alafoti Faosiliva
21 Niko Matawalu
22 Rhys Priestland
23 Tom Homer
 

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