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Last updated: 29th September 2012  

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Olly Barkley will make his final appearance for Bath in today's Aviva Premiership clash against Sale Sharks.

Barkley has scored more than 2,160 points for Bath during two spells at The Rec, however he is set to move to Racing Metro in France.

Before he crosses the Channel, though, Barkley will look to guide the club to one more victory after being named in the No.10 jersey - with Stephen Donald shuffling across to inside centre.

In the pack, there are starts for Paul James, David Wilson, Dave Attwood and Ben Skirving.

Sale boss Bryan Redpath has made six changes to his line-up as the Sharks go looking for their first win of the campaign.

There is a new-look half-back pairing - with Nick Macleod and Cillian Willis replacing the benched Danny Cipriani and the injured Dwayne Peel.

The other four changes come up front, with Tommy Taylor, Tony Buckley, Fraser McKenzie and 21-year James Doyle, who is making his debut, all starting.

Scrum half Nathan Fowles is also poised for his first Premiership appearance off the bench, with Will Addison joining him among the replacements.

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

Sale Sharks: 15 Rob Miller, 14 Tom Brady, 13 Johnny Leota, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Mark Cueto, 10 Nick Macleod, 9 Cillian Willis, 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts, 2 Tommy Taylor, 3 Tony Buckley, 4 Fraser McKenzie, 5 Kearnan Myall, 6 James Doyle, 7 David Seymour (capt), 8 Andy Powell. Replacements: 16 Joe Ward, 17 Vadim Cobilas, 18 Aston Croall, 19 James Gaskell, 20 Mark Easter, 21 Nathan Fowles, 22 Danny Cipriani, 23 Will Addison

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