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Bath Rugby change five for Sale Sharks visit

Bath Rugby have named their side to face seventh-placed Sale Sharks in tomorrow night’s Aviva Premiership match at the Recreation Ground (kick-off 19.45).

Tom Homer starts his fourth consecutive match for Bath since joining the Club in early February. He is part of an unchanged line-up in the backs from last weekend's match in Sandy Park, including wingers Semesa Rokoduguni and Olly Woodburn and centres Kyle Eastmond (12) and Sam Burgess (13).
 
Chris Cook reclaims a starting berth at scrum-half, inside another former Bath Rugby Academy back, fly-half Ollie Devoto.
 
Tighthead Henry Thomas returns to the front row fresh from international duty with England in Dublin last weekend, where he packs down alongside Rob Webber and Nick Auterac. Captain Stuart Hooper and Dominic Day start their 12th match of the season together in the second row.
 
A re-jigged back row sees Carl Fearns shift to number eight, with Matt Garvey coming in at blindside flanker and Francois Louw remaining at openside.

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks
 
15 Tom Homer
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Sam Burgess
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Olly Woodburn
10 Ollie Devoto
9 Chris Cook
1 Nick Auterac
2 Rob Webber
3 Henry Thomas
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dominic Day
6 Matt Garvey
7 Francois Louw
8 Carl Fearns

Replacements
 
16 Ross Batty
17 Max Lahiff
18 Kane Palma-Newport
19 Alafoti Faosiliva
20 Guy Mercer
21 Micky Young
22 Matt Banahan
23 Luke Arscott  
 

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