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Hooper and Eastmond return for West Country Derby

Hooper and Eastmond return for West Country Derby

Stuart Hooper and Kyle Eastmond both return to the starting line-up tomorrow for Bath Rugby’s Aviva Premiership West Country derby with Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm, kick-off 17.30.

Captain Hooper joins Dominic Day in the engine room, behind the powerful front row of Paul James, Ross Batty and David Wilson. The dynamic back row of Alafoti Fa’osiliva, Francois Louw and Leroy Houston continue. George Ford and Chris Cook are named once again in the half-backs to orchestrate proceedings.

Eastmond comes back into the inside centre berth, renewing his exciting midfield partnership with Jonathan Joseph. The threatening back three remains the same as last week, with Semesa Rokoduguni and hat trick hero Matt Banahan on the wings and  Anthony Watson at fullback.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Kyle Eastmond
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Chris Cook

1. Paul James
2. Ross Batty
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper ( c )
5. Dominic Day
6. Alafoti Fa’osiliva
7. Francois Louw
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. Matt Garvey
20. Carl Fearns
21. Micky Young
22. Ollie Devoto
23. Sam Burgess

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