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Ewels to captain Bath Rugby against Leinster Rugby

Ewels to captain Bath Rugby against Leinster Rugby

Charlie Ewels will captain Bath Rugby for this Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup tie against Leinster Rugby at the Rec, kick-off 15:15.

Ewels starts in the second row alongside Dave Attwood, who returns to the starting line-up to face the reigning European Champions. Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas start either side of Tom Dunn in the front row.

Tom Ellis and Sam Underhill start at blindside and openside flanker respectively, with South African international Francois Louw switching to number eight to complete the back row.

Scrum-half Will Chudley partners James Wilson in the half-back combination, with Jamie Roberts coming back into the fold at inside centre. Roberts will be joined by Jackson Willison in the midfield for the third round of the competition.

Joe Cokanasiga continues on the left wing, with the England international the Club’s top scorer with five tries already to his name this season. Semesa Rokoduguni starts on the opposite flank, with Ruaridh McConnochie at full-back.

Fly-half Freddie Burns has been ruled out of the game with a foot injury.

Bath Rugby team to face Leinster Rugby

15. Ruaridh McConnochie
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jackson Willison
12. Jamie Roberts
11. Joe Cokanasiga
10. James Wilson
9. Will Chudley
1. Nathan Catt
2. Tom Dunn
3. Henry Thomas
4. Dave Attwood
5. Charlie Ewels (c)
6. Tom Ellis
7. Sam Underhill
8. Francois Louw

Replacements:
16. Jack Walker
17. Jacques van Rooyen
18. Max Lahiff
19. Elliott Stooke
20. Matt Garvey
21. Kahn Fotuali’i
22. Cooper Vuna
23. Alex Davies

A limited number of tickets have been made available for this weekend’s game against Leinster by clicking here or by ringing the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865. There is good availability in Dyson Block C and South Stand Block E.

 

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