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Louw captains Bath Rugby against Falcons

Francois Louw will captain Bath Rugby from the openside flank tomorrow evening as they travel to Kingston Park in the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 19.45.

Louw leads a side that features eight changes to that which encountered Leinster in the European Rugby Champions Cup last weekend.

In the backs, Semesa Rokoduguni returns to the wing opposite Matt Banahan, and Ollie Devoto partners Jonathan Joseph in the midfield. Anthony Watson continues at fullback, whilst George Ford is joined in the half-backs by Peter Stringer.

Nick Auterac and Max Lahiff scrum down either side of Ross Batty at hooker as Matt Garvey combines with Dominic Day in the second row. Sam Burgess and Leroy Houston complete the back row alongside Louw.

Stuart Hooper and Kyle Eastmond both miss the trip with slight knocks.

Bath Rugby team to face Newcastle Falcons

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ollie Devoto
11. Matt Banahan
10. George Ford
9. Peter Stringer
1. Nick Auterac
2. Ross Batty
3. Max Lahiff
4. Matt Garvey
5. Dominic Day
6. Sam Burgess
7. Francois Louw ( c )
8. Leroy Houston

Replacements

16. Rob Webber
17. Paul James
18. Kane Palma-Newport
19. Dave Attwood
20. Carl Fearns
21. Alafoti Faosiliva
22. Micky Young
23. Tom Homer
 

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