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- Aviva Premiership
- 19th Apr 2014
- KO 15:00
- Ground: The Recreation Ground
- Att: 12,115
Aviva Premiership: Bath welcome back duo for Worcester clash
Rob Webber and Jonathan Joseph both return to Bath's matchday squad to face Worcester in Saturday's clash at the Recreation Ground.
Hooker Webber takes his place in the front row, whilst Joseph comes onto the bench.
Nathan Catt and David Wilson scrum down either side of Webber, with the rest of the pack remaining unchanged from that which secured victory against Gloucester last time out.
Stuart Hooper leads the side from lock, partnered by Dave Attwood, as the explosive back row of Matt Garvey, Carl Fearns and Leroy Houston continue.
The only change in the back-line sees Anthony Watson chosen to start alongside Horacio Agulla on the wings.
Micky Young and George Ford resume their half-back partnership, as do Kyle Eastmond and Matt Banahan in the midfield. Nick Abendanon completes the line-up at full-back.
Meanwhile, midfielder Andy Symons will make his first start for Worcester since December. The change is the only one to the squad which picked up two bonus points against Exeter Chiefs last weekend.
The six-foot-five centre is named in a back-line alongside Ryan Lamb, David Lemi, Alex Grove, Josh Drauniniu and Chris Pennell. Jonny Arr stays at scrum-half.
The forwards remain unchanged from last week's clash which sees Ofa Fainga'anuku, Agustin Creevy and Euan Murray occupy the front-row.
In the second-row James Percival and Mariano Galarza keep their places while Mike Williams and Sam Betty partner Jonathan Thomas in the back-row.
Ravai Fatiaki swaps with Symons in the replacements as Warriors chase a vital victory as they look to maintain their Aviva Premiership status for next season.
Bath: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Anthony Watson 13 Matt Banahan 12 Kyle Eastmond 11 Horacio Agulla 10 George Ford 9 Micky Young 8 Leroy Houston, 7 Carl Fearns, 6 Matt Garvey, 5 Dave Attwood, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Nathan Catt.
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Paul James, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Dominic Day, 20 Guy Mercer, 21 Peter Stringer, 22 Gavin Henson, 23 Jonathan Joseph.
Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Josh Drauniniu, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Andy Symons, 11 David Lemi, 10 Ryan Lamb, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Jonathan Thomas (c), 7 Sam Betty, 6 Mike Williams, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 James Percival, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Ofa Fainga'anuku.
Replacements: 16 Ed Shervington, 17 Paul Andrew, 18 Rob O'Donnell, 19 Semisi Taulava, 20 Richard de Carpentier, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Paul Warwick, 23 Ravai Fatiaki.
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|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
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|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
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|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
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|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
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|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
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|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
|Saturday 4th October|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Welsh|
|15:00||London Irish vs Northampton|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Leicester|
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|14:00||Sale vs Wasps|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Exeter|
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|19:45||Leicester vs Harlequins|
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