RUGBY: Attwood to captain Bath in quarter final

Dave Attwood captains Bath on Sunday

Dave Attwood captains Bath on Sunday

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DAVE Attwood will captain Bath in Sunday's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final against Brive at the Rec (2pm).

Attwood is partnered in the second row by Dominic Day, as Carl Fearns, recently returned from a back problem, starts at number eight alongside Matt Garvey and Guy Mercer in the back row.

Prop Nathan Catt, who made his 100th Bath appearance in last week’s Premiership defeat by Sale, and Anthony Perenise are named on either side of Ross Batty at hooker.

Micky Young resumes his half-back partnership with George Ford, while there’s a new midfield partnership of Gavin Henson and Matt Banahan.

Semesa Rokoduguni and Horacio Agulla provide the pace and power out wide on the wings, with Nick Abendanon continuing at full-back.

Tickets are still available from the Bath Rugby ticket office, and can be booked on 0844 448 1865 or in person at the office on Pulteney Bridge.

Bath: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Horacio Agulla, 13. Matt Banahan, 12. Gavin Henson, 11. Semesa Rokoduguni, 10. George Ford, 9. Micky Young, 1. Nathan Catt, 2. Ross Batty, 3. Anthony Perenise, 4. Dominic Day, 5. Dave Attwood (captain), 6. Matt Garvey, 7. Guy Mercer, 8. Carl Fearns.

Replacements: 16. Tom Dunn, 17. Paul James, 18. David Wilson, 19. Stuart Hooper, 20. Leroy Houston, 21. Martin Roberts, 22. Kyle Eastmond, 23. Anthony Watson.

MORE BATH RUGBY NEWS IN TODAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES AND NEWS & REACTION FROM SUNDAY'S QUARTER FINAL AT WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT

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