TOP BAR - Fixtures

Half-century for Horacio

Horacio Agulla will make his 50th appearance for Bath Rugby tomorrow as they renew Anglo-Welsh rivalries at the Recreation Ground with Ospreys in the LV= Cup, kick-off 15.00.

The game will also see new signing Max Lahiff make his starting debut, having come off the bench in the victory over Harlequins last weekend.

Agulla takes his place at fullback, with Olly Woodburn and Richard Lane out wide on the wings. Matt Banahan shifts to outside centre with Sam Burgess returning to the inside centre shirt, following his England Saxons debut.

Ollie Devoto starts at 10, having also been away with the England Saxons a week ago, and teams up with Will Homer to control proceedings from the half-backs.

Up front, Lahiff makes his first start on the loosehead, alongside Rob Webber at hooker and Kane Palma-Newport on the tight. Experience combines with youth in the second row as Club captain Stuart Hooper comes back to partner Tom Ellis. The pack is completed with Carl Fearns named at number 8, and David Sisi and Guy Mercer continuing on the flanks.

All tickets have been sold for tomorrow's game, and it is not being broadcast on TV. Updates will be available via the @bathrugby Twitter feed, and full commentary will be on BBC Radio Bristol.

Bath Rugby team to face Ospreys

15. Horacio Agulla
14. Olly Woodburn
13. Matt Banahan
12. Sam Burgess
11. Richard Lane
10. Ollie Devoto
9. Will Homer

1. Max Lahiff
2. Rob Webber
3. Kane Palma-Newport
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Tom Ellis
6. David Sisi
7. Guy Mercer
8. Carl Fearns

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Beno Obano
18. Henry Thomas
19. Alafoti Fa'osiliva
20. Leroy Houston
21. Chris Cook
22. Luke Arscott
23. Semesa Rokoduguni

 

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