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Bath Rugby unchanged for Aviva Premiership Rugby Final

Bath Rugby have named an unchanged matchday squad for the Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham against Saracens this Saturday (kick-off 14.30).

The 23 players who all featured against Leicester Tigers in last weekend's 47-10 semi-final victory at the Rec have now earned the opportunity to play in the biggest fixture in English club rugby.
 
Anthony Watson will make his 50th appearance for the Club at fullback, with Matt Banahan (who scored the first ever hat-trick in a Premiership semi-final against Tigers) and Semesa Rokoduguni on the wings.
 
Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph are paired in the midfield for an impressive 19th time this season. Peter Stringer and George Ford start in the half-backs, in what will be the Irishman's final appearance for the Club.

It will also be the last time loosehead prop Paul James runs out in the Blue, Black and White, as the Welshman packs down in the front row with hooker Ross Batty and tighthead David Wilson.
 
Captain Stuart Hooper and Dave Attwood are named in the second row. Sam Burgess, Francois Louw and Leroy Houston continue in the back row.
 
"Following our performance in the semi-final we thought about making changes, but it’s hard to change a winning line-up. We've made sure that nothing changes this week, especially in how we have approached the game ," said Head Coach Mike Ford.

"It’s a hugely exciting day for everyone involved in the Club, and we're really looking forward to getting out onto the turf at Twickenham against very good opposition."
 
Bath Rugby team to face Saracens
 
15 Anthony Watson
14 Semesa Rokoduguni
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Peter Stringer

1 Paul James
2 Ross Batty
3 David Wilson
4 Stuart Hooper (c)
5 Dave Attwood
6 Sam Burgess
7 Francois Louw
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Rob Webber
17 Nick Auterac
18 Henry Thomas
19 Dominic Day
20 Matt Garvey
21 Carl Fearns
22 Chris Cook
23 Ollie Devoto

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