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Garvey to lead Bath Rugby in first pre-season game

Matt Garvey will lead out a Bath Rugby side that sees three players make their debut in the Blue, Black and White on Saturday against Yorkshire Carnegie, kick-off 18.00.

Harry Davies, Elliot Stooke and Michael van Vuuren all arrived in the West Country over the summer, and will make their bow in Bath’s first pre-season game.

Hooker Van Vuuren is joined in the front row by loosehead Beno Obano and tighthead Kane Palma-Newport, with Stooke being joined in the second row by Garvey. The returning David Sisi starts on the openside flank, Tom Ellis on the blindside and Academy number eight Zach Mercer completing the pack.

A familiar Bath United pairing of Will Homer and Rory Jennings will be pulling the strings in the half-backs, as Davies makes his first start on the left wing and Jeff Williams starts opposite him. Dan Bowden and Max Clark combine in the midfield, with Tom Homer at fullback.

The game will be played at Ilkley RUFC, Stacks Field, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ. Prior to the Yorkshire Carnegie game is Ilkley RUFC v Blackburn RUFC, which kicks-off at 13.30. Gates open at 12.30.

Tickets can only be purchased on match day (cash only on arrival)

· Adults / Senior Citizens / Students £10
· Juniors / Students aged 18 and under FREE

Limited Car Parking is available on a first come, first served basis – there is no extra charge, however Yorkshire recommend where possible to use public transport as Ilkley can be extremely busy on weekends. Parking in Ilkley Town Centre is extremely limited.

There is an area at the club where there will food and drinks available to purchase including pulled pork and pulled beef sandwiches and real ales from Ilkley Brewery.

Bath Rugby squad to face Yorkshire Carnegie

15. Tom Homer
14. Jeff Williams
13. Max Clark
12. Dan Bowden
11. Harry Davies
10 Rory Jennings
9. Will Homer

1. Beno Obano
2. Michael Van Vuuren
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Elliott Stooke
5. Matt Garvey ( c )
6. Tom Ellis
7. David Sisi
8. Zach Mercer

Replacements:
16. Gabriel Oghre
17. Nick Auterac
18. Max Lahiff
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Levi Douglas
21. Alex Humfrey
22. Chris Cook
23. Adam Hastings
24. Darren Atkins
25. Matt Banahan

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