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Bath Rugby internationals return to face Sale Sharks

Bath Rugby internationals return to face Sale Sharks

Joe Cokanasiga, Charlie Ewels, Francois Louw and Sam Underhill all return from international duty to face Sale Sharks at the Rec on Sunday, kick-off 15:00.

Zach Mercer will also make his 50th appearance for the Club, as the 21 year-old lines up in the back row alongside Louw and Underhill.

Ewels will captain the side and will be joined in the second row by Elliott Stooke, who was also part of the England setup for the Quilter Autumn Internationals. Jack Walker comes into the starting line-up at hooker, with Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas completing the front row.

Kahn Fotuali’i will wear the number nine shirt for the visit of Sale Sharks, with Freddie Burns completing an experienced half-back pairing.

After scoring two tries in as many games for his country, Cokanasiga will look to continue his rich vein of form on the left wing. Semesa Rokoduguni lines up on the other flank, with Ruaridh McConnochie making his first Gallagher Premiership start at full-back.

James Wilson has been named among the replacements after re-joining the Club earlier this week.

Bath Rugby team to face Sale Sharks

15. Ruaridh McConnochie
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jackson Willison
12. Max Wright
11. Joe Cokanasiga
10. Freddie Burns
9. Kahn Fotuali’i

1. Nathan Catt
2. Jack Walker
3. Henry Thomas
4. Elliott Stooke
5. Charlie Ewels (c)
6. Francois Louw
7. Sam Underhill
8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Ross Batty
17. Jacques van Rooyen
18. Max Lahiff
19. Matt Garvey
20. Tom Ellis
21. Will Chudley
22. James Wilson
23. Cooper Vuna

There are limited tickets available for this fixture, with adult tickets starting from £20. You can purchase tickets online here or call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.

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