Home team Away Team

Bath

  • Claassens, Agulla, Banahan, Fearns, Rokoduguni,
    Penalty goals: Donald (2), Heathcote ,
    Conversions: Donald, Heathcote (2),
40 - 25

London Welsh

  • Jewell,
    Penalty goals: Davies (6),
    Conversions: Davies,

Aviva Premiership preview: Bath v London Welsh

Last updated: 30th March 2013  

Alex Davies London Welsh

Alex Davies: Selected to start at scrum-half for London Welsh

 Stephen Donald - Bath - 23/11/12

Stephen Donald: Returns to Bath starting line-up at No 10

Related links

News

Preview

Report

Video

Teams

Also see

Bath have made five changes to the starting XV that suffered a narrow defeat to Sale Sharks last time out.

England U20's Six Nations winner Ollie Devoto makes only his second Premiership start at full-back, with Argentina international Horacio Agulla and Fijian Army star Semesa Rokoduguni outside him on either wing.

All Black Stephen Donald returns to the fly-half shirt and forms a half-back partnership of considerable experience with Peter Stringer.

Dominic Day comes into the second row, alongside club captain Stuart Hooper, in place of the injured Dave Attwood.

Mat Gilbert, who it was announced had extended his contract with the club this week, joins Francois Louw packing down on the flanks, with Carl Fearns shifting to the number eight shirt at the base of the scrum.

Three changes for Exiles

Meanwhile, London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones makes three changes for the trip to the Recreation Ground.

One of those changes switches comes in the backs with Alex Davies selected at scrum-half in place of Tyson Keats. Rob Lewis is named on the bench as scrum-half cover.

In the forwards, there's a double change in the front row with Franck Montanella and Paulica Ion named at loosehead and tighthead respectively. Tom Bristow and James Tideswell drop to the bench.

Bath: 15 Ollie Devoto, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Semesa Rokoduguni, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 Carl Fearns, 7 Mat Gilbert, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Paul James
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Ben Skirving, 20 Will Skuse, 21 Michael Classens, 22 Tom Heathcote, 23 Nick Abendanon

London Welsh: 15 Seb Jewell, 14 Phil MacKenzie, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Sonny Parker, 11 Seb Stegmann, 10 Gordon Ross, 9 Alex Davies, 8 Daniel Browne, 7 Michael Hills, 6 Julio Cabello Farias, 5 Kirill Kulemin, 4 Jonathan Mills (c), 3 Paulica Ion, 2 Dan George, 1 Franck Montanella
Replacements: 16 Greg Bateman, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 James Tideswell, 19 Matt Corker, 20 Adam Balding, 21 Rob Lewis, 22 James Lewis, 23 Nick Scott

SkyBet
Click here for more betting
Forthcoming Aviva Premiership Fixtures
TimeFixture
Aviva Premiership
Saturday 20th September
Aviva Premiership
14:00Sale vs London Welsh
15:00Harlequins vs Wasps
15:00London Irish vs Saracens
15:15Bath vs Leicester
Sunday 21st September
14:00Newcastle vs Northampton
Friday 26th September
19:45London Welsh vs Gloucester
Saturday 27th September
15:00Leicester vs London Irish
15:00Saracens vs Sale
15:15Northampton vs Bath
Sunday 28th September
14:00Wasps vs Newcastle
14:00Exeter vs Harlequins
Friday 3rd October
19:45Bath vs Saracens
Saturday 4th October
15:00Harlequins vs London Welsh
15:00London Irish vs Northampton
15:15Gloucester vs Leicester
Sunday 5th October
14:00Sale vs Wasps
15:00Newcastle vs Exeter
Friday 10th October
19:45Leicester vs Harlequins
Saturday 11th October
14:30London Welsh vs Newcastle
15:00Saracens vs Gloucester
15:00Exeter vs London Irish
15:15Northampton vs Sale
Sunday 12th October
14:00Wasps vs Bath
Saturday 15th November
14:00Sale vs London Irish
15:00Gloucester vs Harlequins

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com