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RUGBY: Ford rings the changes for Bath
12:12pm Friday 10th January 2014 in Sport
BATH head coach Mike Ford has made 12 changes to the starting team that drew with Leicester last weekend for tomorrow’s Amlin Challenge Cup match against Newport Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade, (2.30pm).
In the pack, only Paul James and Carl Fearns remain, with the former taking over as skipper for the trip across the River Severn.
Welsh international James will be joined by Argentinean internationals Eusebio Guinazu and Juan Pablo Orlandi in the front row, with Dom Day and Ryan Caldwell the locks.
Mat Gilbert will pack down at blindside flanker, as Leroy Houston comes in at number eight to complete the back row alongside Fearns.
England RBS 6 Nations squad member Anthony Watson moves from wing to full-back, as Tom Biggs and Rich Lane fill the sports out wide.
Ollie Devoto lines up at inside centre, with 33-times capped Welsh international Gavin Henson outside him and Scottish international Tom Heathcote at fly-half. Micky Young starts at scrum-half.
Bath: 15. Anthony Watson, 14. Richard Lane, 13. Gavin Henson, 12. Ollie Devoto, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Micky Young, 1. Paul James (captain), 2. Eusebio Guinazu, 3. Juan Pablo Orlandi, 4. Dominic Day, 5. Ryan Caldwell, 6. Mat Gilbert, 7. Carl Fearns, 8. Leroy Houston.
Replacements: 16. Ross Batty, 17. Anthony Perenise, 18. Kane Palma-Newport, 19. Matt Garvey, 20. Guy Mercer, 21. Martin Roberts, 22. Jonathan Joseph, 23. Matt Banahan.
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