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Five Bath Rugby changes for Welford Road trip

Bath Rugby have made five changes to the starting line-up for their visit to Welford Road on Sunday, kick-off 14.00, from that which secured a bonus point Aviva Premiership victory over Exeter Chiefs last time out.

Up front, international props Paul James and David Wilson start either side of Rob Webber at hooker, as England lock Dave Attwood returns to partner Club captain Stuart Hooper in the second row. Carl Fearns comes into the number 8 shirt, combining with Matt Garvey and Francois Louw.
 
Chris Cook and George Ford continue their half-back partnership, and Matt Banahan and Horacio Agulla start on the wings. Kyle Eastmond is joined in the midfield by Sam Burgess at outside centre with Anthony Watson completing the line-up at fullback.
 
Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers
 
15. Anthony Watson
14. Horacio Agulla
13. Sam Burgess
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook

1. Paul James
2. Rob Webber
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dave Attwood
6. Matt Garvey
7. Francois Louw
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements
 
16. Ross Batty
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Dominic Day
20. Leroy Houston
21. Micky Young
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Jonathan Joseph

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