Bath make 5 changes for first home game of the season v Sale Sharks

Bath Rugby have made five changes to the starting XV for Saturday’s Round 2 Gallagher Premiership match against Sale Sharks at The Rec. Wesley White will earn his debut for the club from openside flanker and Lewis Boyce comes in at loosehead prop.  England wing Joe Cokanasiga makes his return to the side with Will Muir selected on the left wing, while Jonathan Joseph returns to partner Cameron Redpath in the centre.  After playing 80 minutes at Ashton Gate in Round 1, Tom Dunn continues at hooker and Aranos Coetzee is set for his home debut from tighthead.  Dave Attwood and Josh McNally pair up in the second once again, and the back row also contains Josh Bayliss and Jaco Coetzee. Captain Ben Spencer and Piers Francis partner in the half-back positions and Tom de Glanville completes the backline at full-back.  Among the impact players, Tom Doughty and Juan Schoeman are set for their first appearances of the season as is England prop Will Stuart.  GJ van Velze and Louis Schreuder are in line for their Bath Rugby debuts. BATH RUGBY SIDE TO PLAY SALE SHARKS THE OPPOSITION 15 Luke James, 14 Tom Roebuck, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Tom O’Flaherty, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Gus Warr; 1 Simon McIntyre, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Cobus Wiese, 5 Jonny Hill, 6 Jean-Luc du Preez, 7 Ben Curry (c), 8 Dan du Preez Replacements 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 James Harper, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Tom Curry, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Aaron Reed TICKETS REMAIN ON SALE Fans can still purchase tickets for the fixture! GET YOURS NOW! Bath Rugby’s three games following the match against Sale Sharks are also on sale. Wasps, Fri 23 Sep, 19:45 (Gallagher Premiership)Gloucester, Wed 28 Sep, 19:45 (Premiership Rugby Cup)Gloucester, Sat 8 Oct, 15:00 (Gallagher Premiership) DIGITAL PROGRAMME out now!   Content & Images from – Bath Rugby The post Bath make 5 changes for first home game of the season v Sale Sharks appeared first on Huge Rugby News.