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Bath Rugby name team for Wasps return

Bath Rugby have named their team to face Wasps in the second leg of the back-to-back European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at the Rec tomorrow (kick-off 15.15).

The back line is unchanged from the one which defeated Wasps in the final act of last Sunday's match, with try-scorer Anthony Watson at fullback and Semesa Rokoduguni and Matt Banahan (who scored his 25th European try against Dai Young's men) on the wings.
 
Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph – another player who touched down in Bath's last outing – are named in the midfield, whilst match-winner George Ford is partnered with scrum-half Niko Matawalu once again in the half-backs.
 
A single change has been made in each row of the pack. Nick Auterac comes into the front row at loosehead prop, alongside hooker Ross Batty and tighthead David Wilson. Matt Garvey moves up from blindside to the second row, where he starts alongside Dave Attwood. In the back row, Leroy Houston is brought in at blindside, as Francois Louw and David Denton remain at seven and eight respectively.
 
Bath Rugby team to face Wasps
15 Anthony Watson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Niko Matawalu
 
1 Nick Auterac
2 Ross Batty
3 David Wilson
4 Matt Garvey
5 Dave Attwood
6 Leroy Houston
7 Francois Louw (c)
8 David Denton
 
Replacements
16 Rob Webber
17 Max Lahiff
18 Henry Thomas
19 Charlie Ewels
20 Guy Mercer
21 Chris Cook
22 Rhys Priestland
23 Tom Homer
 

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