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Faletau returns to the starting line-up as Bath Rugby take on Wasps

Faletau returns to the starting line-up as Bath Rugby take on Wasps

Taulupe Faletau returns to action for Bath Rugby as they take on Wasps at the Rec on Saturday, in Round 5 of the Heineken Champions Cup, kick-off 15:15.

Luke Charteris leads the side out from the second row, forming a lock partnership with Elliott Stooke. Jacques van Rooyen and Max Lahiff line up either side of Jack Walker in the front row.

Faletau comes into the side at blindside flanker, teaming up with Josh Bayliss, who makes his European debut from openside. Zach Mercer starts at number eight to complete the back row.

Max Green forms an exciting half back pairing with Rhys Priestland. Max Wright starts inside Max Clark in the midfield, Aled Brew and Tom Homer come in on the left and right wing respectively. Darren Atkins completes the backline as he starts at full-back.

Bath Rugby team to face Wasps

15. Darren Atkins
14. Tom Homer
13. Max Clark
12. Max Wright
11. Aled Brew
10. Rhys Priestland
9. Max Green
1. Jacques van Rooyen
2. Jack Walker
3. Max Lahiff
4. Elliott Stooke
5. Luke Charteris (c)
6. Taulupe Faletau
7. Josh Bayliss
8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Michael van Vuuren
17. Lucas Noguera
18. Sam Nixon
19. Dave Attwood
20. Francois Louw
21. Chris Cook
22. Alex Davies
23. Jackson Willison

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