AHEAD of this weekend's much highly anticipated West Country clash Todd Blackadder has handed starting berths to Freddie Burns, Tom Dunn and Max Green.

The trio are all set to start the game, which sees Bath pitched against Gloucester Rugby at the Rec tomorrow afternoon.

The hosts will field a new new half-back pairing, with Burns starting at fly-half against his former side, with Green taking a scrum-half slot

Blackadder opted to ;eave his backline from the club's last fixture. as Jackson Willison continues in the midfield alongside Jamie Roberts.

Fleet-footed wingers Joe Cokanasiga and Semesa Rokoduguni retain their places in the side, with Tom Homer chipping in at full-back.

In the pack, there is one change. Tom Dunn comes into the front row, with the hooker starting alongside Nathan Catt and Henry Thomas. Dave Attwood will also come up against his old club, as he features at lock alongside captain Matt Garvey.

Zach Mercer starts at blindside flanker, fresh from signing a two-year contract extension this week. Sam Underhill and Taulupe Faletau complete the back row at openside flanker and number eight respectively.

Jacques van Rooyen could make his first appearance for the Club, whilst Tom Ellis is in line to make his 50th appearance in the Blue, Black and White.

Bath Rugby team to face Gloucester Rugby

1. Nathan Catt

2. Tom Dunn

3. Henry Thomas

4. Dave Attwood

5. Matt Garvey

6. Zach Mercer

7. Sam Underhill

8. Taulupe Faletau

9. Max Green

10. Freddie Burns

11. Joe Cokanasiga

12. Jamie Roberts

13. Jackson Willison

14. Semesa Rokoduguni

15. Tom Homer


16. Jack Walker

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Anthony Perenise

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Tom Ellis

21. Chris Cook

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Aled Brew

Tickets for tomorrow’s West Country derby against Gloucester are available by clicking here or calling the Ticket Office on 0844 448 1865.