12:01pm Friday 11th January 2013
BATH have made nine changes to last week’s starting line-up as they prepare to take on SU Agen in the fifth round of the Amlin Challenge Cup at the Recreation Ground tomorrow (2.15pm).
In the backs, Tom Heathcote starts at fly-half, partnering Mark McMillan who comes in at scrum-half.
Horacio Agulla shifts to the left wing, and Olly Woodburn comes onto the right. Ben Williams and Danny Hipkiss re-form their centre partnership, whilst Nick Abendanon remains at full-back.
Up front, the front row of Paul James, Lee Mears and David Wilson is selected once more, with Dave Attwood and Ryan Caldwell forming the second row.
Francois Louw captains the side from the openside flank, as Will Skuse comes onto the blindside and Nick Koster starts at number 8.
Players unavailable for selection due to injury include Simon Taylor (knee), Josh Ovens (back), Matt Banahan (ankle), Stephen Donald (ankle), Michael Claassens (thumb) and Dominic Day (knee).
Bath: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Dan Hipkiss, 12 Ben Williams, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Tom Heathcote, 9 Mark McMillan, 1 Paul James, 2 Lee Mears, 3 David Wilson, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 6 Will Skuse, 7 Francois Louw (capt), 8 Nick Koster.
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Charlie Beech, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Stuart Hooper, 20 Guy Mercer, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Kyle Eastmond ,23 Sam Vesty.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s game against SU Agen, with supporters having the chance to buy one ticket and get another free.
Call the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.
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