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Bath Rugby change three for trip to Newcastle

Bath Rugby change three for trip to Newcastle

Bath Rugby have made three changes to the starting line-up that will take on Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Saturday 2nd January, kick-off 15.00.

Up front, Nick Auterac returns to take his position on the loosehead side of the scrum, with Ross Batty and Henry Thomas alongside him.

Matt Garvey and Charlie Ewels are partnered in the engine room, as Guy Mercer again captains the team from the openside. Completing the pack are Leroy Houston on the blindside and David Denton at the base of the scrum.

Niko Matawalu joins Rhys Priestland in the half-backs, with the midfield combination of Ollie Devoto and Jonathan Joseph continuing.

Matt Banahan is the final change to the side that beat Worcester last weekend, coming onto the left wing. Horacio Agulla moves across to the right wing and Tom Homer keeps his place at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons

15. Tom Homer
14. Horacio Agulla
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Matt Banahan
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Niko Matawalu

1. Nick Auterac
2. Ross Batty
3. Henry Thomas
4. Matt Garvey
5. Charlie Ewels
6. Leroy Houston
7. Guy Mercer ( c )
8. David Denton

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Max Lahiff
18. David Wilson
19. Dominic Day
20. Francois Louw
21. Jonathan Evans
22. George Ford
23. Anthony Watson

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