RUGBY: Day to lead Bath against Blues

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Dominic Day will captain Bath tomorrow Dominic Day will captain Bath tomorrow

SECOND row Dominic Day will lead Bath in tomorrow's LV= Cup clash against Cardiff Blues at the Recreation Ground (3pm).

Day is joined at lock by Ryan Caldwell, as Anthony Perenise shifts to loosehead prop.

Ross Batty starts at hooker, with Juan Pablo Orlandi completing the front row on the tight.

Alafoti Fa’osiliva comes in on the openside flank, with Matt Garvey and Leroy Houston continuing on the blindside and at number eight respectively.

Micky Young is partnered by Tom Heathcote in the half-backs, with a new pairing of Ollie Devoto and Matt Banahan in midfield.

Tom Biggs and Richard Lane start out wide, with Horacio Agulla named at full-back in place of Anthony Watson, who is on international duty, and Nick Abendanon, who has a slight knock.

Centre Jonathan Joseph has been ruled out for up to two months after suffering a leg injury in last week's Amlin Challenge Cup victory over Bordeaux-Begles.

Bath: 15. Horacio Agulla, 14. Richard Lane, 13. Matt Banahan, 12. Ollie Devoto, 11. Tom Biggs, 10. Tom Heathcote, 9. Micky Young, 1. Anthony Perenise, 2. Ross Batty, 3. Juan Pablo Orlandi, 4. Dominic Day (captain), 5. Ryan Caldwell, 6. Matt Garvey, 7. Alafoti Fa’osiliva, 8. Leroy Houston.

Replacements: 16. Eusebio Guinazu, 17. Charlie Beech, 18. Kane Palma-Newport, 19. David Sisi, 20. Guy Mercer, 21. Mat Gilbert, 22. Martin Roberts, 23. Gavin Henson.

MORE BATH RUGBY NEWS & REACTION IN THIS WEEK'S WILTSHIRE TIMES, OUT NOW AND NEWS FROM THE LV= CUP CLASH WITH THE BLUES AT WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT TOMORROW

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