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Wilson returns for Stoop visit

Bath Rugby welcome back tighthead prop David Wilson for this Friday night’s Aviva Premiership match against Harlequins at the Stoop (kick-off 19.45).

Wilson has recovered from the injury that ruled him out of England's 2015 Six Nations campaign to take his place in the starting team, packing down in the front row alongside hooker Ross Batty and loosehead Paul James.

Dave Attwood and Dominic Day link up in the second row, the pair having last started together there in Bath's famous win against Toulouse in January.

Francois Louw captains the side at openside flanker in a back row also featuring blindside Sam Burgess and number eight Leroy Houston (who was this week named Green Flag's Premiership Rugby Forward of the Month for April).

Peter Stringer and George Ford are retained at scrum-half and fly-half respectively, as is the midfield partnership of Kyle Eastmond and Jonathan Joseph.

Horacio Agulla comes into the starting team at number 14, lining up with fellow wing Matt Banahan. Anthony Watson starts at fullback.  
 
Bath Rugby team to face Harlequins

15 Anthony Watson
14 Horacio Agulla
13 Jonathan Joseph
12 Kyle Eastmond
11 Matt Banahan
10 George Ford
9 Peter Stringer

1 Paul James
2 Ross Batty
3 David Wilson
4 Dave Attwood
5 Dominic Day
6 Sam Burgess
7 Francois Louw ( c )
8 Leroy Houston

Replacements

16 Rob Webber
17 Nick Auterac
18 Max Lahiff
19 Matt Garvey
20 Carl Fearns
21 Chris Cook
22 Ollie Devoto
23 Tom Homer
 

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