RUGBY: Five Bath changes for Kingsholm clash

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Kyle Eastmond comes into Bath's line-up to face Gloucester tomorrow Kyle Eastmond comes into Bath's line-up to face Gloucester tomorrow

BATH have made five changes to the starting line-up for tomorrow's Aviva Premiership derby clash with Gloucester at Kingsholm (3.15pm).

Only one change is among the backs, with Kyle Eastmond reclaiming the inside centre shirt to partner the in-form Matt Banahan.

Try-scoring flyers Semesa Rokoduguni and Horacio Agulla are again named on the wings, with Nick Abendanon at full-back. The starting half-back pairing is Micky Young and George Ford.

Up front, the international duo of Paul James and David Wilson return either side of Ross Batty at hooker, with Dave Attwood being partnered in the second row by club captain Stuart Hooper.

Leroy Houston is given the number eight shirt, with big-hitting Carl Fearns shifting to openside and Matt Garvey retaining his place on the blindside.

Gloucester include former Bath centre Mike Tindall in their XV for the match.

Bath: 15. Nick Abendanon, 14. Semesa Rokoduguni, 13. Matt Banahan, 12. Kyle Eastmond, 11. Horacio Agulla, 10. George Ford, 9. Micky Young, 1. Paul James, 2. Ross Batty, 3. David Wilson, 4. Stuart Hooper (captain), 5. Dave Attwood, 6. Matt Garvey, 7. Carl Fearns, 8. Leroy Houston.

Replacements: 16. Tom Dunn, 17. Nathan Catt, 18. Anthony Perenise, 19. Dominic Day, 20. Guy Mercer, 21. Peter Stringer, 22. Gavin Henson, 23. Anthony Watson.

Gloucester: Martyn Thomas, Charlie Sharples, Henry Trinder, Mike Tindall, Jonny May, Billy Twelvetrees (captain), Jimmy Cowan; Nick Wood, Dan George, Shaun Knight, Elliott Stooke, Will James, Sione Kalamafoni, Matt Kvesic, Gareth Evans.

Replacements: Huia Edmonds, Dan Murphy, Sila Puafisi, James Hudson, Ben Morgan, Tavis Knoyle, Freddie Burns, Rob Cook.

NEWS & REACTION FROM BATH'S CLASH AT KINGSHOLM AT WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT TOMORROW

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