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Bath Rugby confirm team to face Gloucester Rugby

Bath Rugby confirm team to face Gloucester Rugby

Bath Rugby have confirmed their team to face Gloucester Rugby in the Premiership Rugby Cup tomorrow afternoon at the Rec, kick-off 14:30.

Will Chudley, Paul Grant, Max Lahiff, Ruaridh McConnochie, Jamie Roberts and Elliott Stooke all come into the starting line-up for the West Country derby.

McConnochie marks his return on the left wing, with Semesa Rokoduguni and Tom Homer completing an otherwise unchanged back three. Jonathan Joseph continues at outside centre and will join Jamie Roberts in an experienced midfield pairing. Chudley co-captains the side from scrum-half, with Rhys Priestland completing the half-back combination.

Jacques van Rooyen and Jack Walker start at loosehead prop and hooker respectively, with Lahiff coming in at tighthead to complete the front row. Co-captain Luke Charteris continues in the second row alongside Dave Attwood. Stooke comes in at blindside flanker in a back row which includes Josh Bayliss and Grant.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

15. Tom Homer
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Jamie Roberts
11. Ruaridh McConnochie
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Will Chudley (co-captain)

1. Jacques van Rooyen
2. Jack Walker
3. Max Lahiff
4. Dave Attwood
5. Luke Charteris (co-captain)
6. Elliott Stooke
7. Josh Bayliss
8. Paul Grant

Replacements:

16. Tom Dunn
17. Will Vaughan
18. Henry Thomas
19. Charlie Ewels
20. Miles Reid
21. Max Green
22. Freddie Burns
23. Jackson Willison

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