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London Welsh Team vs Bath Rugby

London Welsh make six changes for Sunday’s Round 18 Aviva Premiership fixture against Bath Rugby at the Kassam Stadium (KO 2:30pm).

Sunday will be Rowland Phillips’ first match in charge of the Exiles after taking over as head coach from Justin Burnell. Phillips had joined London Welsh in November as defence coach.

In the backs, Seb Jewell returns at full back and team captain Tom May at inside centre.

In the forwards, Koree Britton comes in at hooker and Ben Cooper at tighthead prop. Dean Schofield starts in the second row and Carl Kirwan returns to the side at openside flanker.

The London Welsh starting XV includes seven members of its Championship winning team of last season, with four more named on the bench.

Sunday will be the third meeting between the sides this season – Bath winning 53-26 in the Premiership at The Rec and 47-7 in the LV= Cup, also at The Rec.

The last time Bath visited the Kassam Stadium the Exiles came out on top 16-9 in November 2012 thanks to Nick Scott’s last-gasp interception try.

London Welsh: 15. Seb Jewell, 14. Seb Stegmann, 13. Nic Reynolds, 12. Tom May* (C), 11. Alan Awcock, 10. Tristan Roberts, 9. Rob Lewis, 1. Nathan Trevett, 2. Koree Britton, 3. Ben Cooper, 4. Dean Schofield*, 5. James Down, 6. Lachlan McCaffrey, 7. Carl Kirwan, 8. Opeti Fonua*.

Replacements: 16. Nathan Morris, 17. Eddie Aholelei*, 18. Jack Gilding, 19. Ben West, 20. Richard Thorpe*, 21. Paul Rowley, 22. Will Robinson, 23. James Lewis.

* Denotes full international

Unavailable for selection due to injury are: Nathan Vella, Harry Allen, Nathan Taylor, Taione Vea, Pablo Henn, Ricky Reeves, Alex Davies, Tim Molenaar and Nick Scott.

Tickets: London Welsh vs Bath Rugby
Tickets for London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership fixture with London Irish on Sunday 29th March (kick-off 2:30pm) at the Kassam Stadium are available at:
http://www.london-welsh.co.uk/index.php?mod=tickets
or by calling the London Welsh Ticket Office on 01865 717661.

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