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Horacio Agulla: Will make his debut for Bath

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Horacio Agulla is poised to make his Bath debut in Saturday's Aviva Premiership outing against the Exeter Chiefs.

Agulla joined Bath from Leicester in the summer however he has had to wait to make his first appearance due to his international commitments with Argentina.

The winger is named on the bench for the clash, with Stuart Hooper also returning to the squad.

The only change to the starting XV comes in the back row, with Carl Fearns coming in for the benched Will Skuse.

Australia international Dean Mumm returns to the Chiefs line-up for the west country derby.

Mumm missed the Heineken Cup defeat to Clermont last time out due to personal reasons, however he will replace Tom Hayes in the second row.

Gonzalo Camacho also comes into the starting XV, with the Argentina international replacing the benched Ian Whitten.

Scrum-half Kevin Barrett and academy graduate Dave Ewers are also included among the replacements.

Bath: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Kyle Eastmond, 13 Dan Hipkiss, 12 Ben Williams, 11 Tom Biggs, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Ben Skirving, 7 Francois Louw (c), 6 Carl Fearns, 5 Dave Attwood, 4 Dominic Day, 3 David Wilson, 2 Lee Mears, 1 Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Stuart Hooper, 20 Will Skuse, 21 Mark McMillan, 22 Sam Vesty, 23 Horacio Agulla.

Exeter: 15 Luke Arscott, 14 Gonzalo Camacho, 13 Phil Dollman, 12 Jason Shoemark, 11 Matt Jess, 10 Gareth Steenson, 9 Haydn Thomas, 8 Richard Baxter, 7 James Scaysbrook, 6 Tom Johnson, 5 James Hanks, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Carl Rimmer, 2 Simon Alcott, 1 Brett Sturgess.
Replacements: 16 Chris Whitehead, 17 Ben Moon, 18 Chris Budgen, 19 Aly Muldowney, 20 Dave Ewers, 21 Kevin Barrett, 22 Ignacio Mieres, 23 Ian Whitten.

What they said...

Bath forwards coach Neal Hatley

"Exeter have had a run of really hard games, and they will be smarting after the two losses in the Heineken Cup and looking to get back on track.

"They work harder for each other than most and get good reward from it. We're under no illusions as to the scale of the challenge that awaits us on Saturday."

Exeter head coach Rob Baxter

"We've had a nice, energetic training week and we've seemed to have flown through the whole week.

"You can see the boys are keen to get back into action and get after these games. We've enjoyed the period we have been through so far, but we're keen to keep moving forward. Yes, they've been tough games, but we've enjoyed it and I think getting into Bath away, another tough fixture, and one which we can't say we have performed all that well in before, it's represents another great challenge for us.

"They [Bath] are doing well; they are in the top half of the league; they've had a couple of good wins in the Amlin and they're very confident right now, so that makes them a dangerous side."

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