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Team's Up!
Posted by: Jonny Fantastic (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 10:50

A first start for Freddie. Kahn on bench and Taps starting too.

Bath Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors

15. Anthony Watson
14. Semesa Rokoduguni
13. Jonathan Joseph
12. Ben Tapuai
11. Aled Brew
10. Freddie Burns
9. Chris Cook
1. Beno Obano
2. Jack Walker
3. Anthony Perenise
4. Charlie Ewels (c)
5. Elliott Stooke
6. Zach Mercer
7. Sam Underhill
8. Taulupe Faletau

Replacements

16. Tom Dunn
17. Nick Auterac
18. Henry Thomas
19. James Phillips
20. Levi Douglas
21. Kahn Fotuali’i
22. Josh Lewis
23. Max Clark

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: nick holder (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 10:54

Two "bath boys" at half back! The bench looks a bit ropey, last man standing again

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: wetside (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 10:58

What rubbish, Bench looks strong



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Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Murty7 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:05

5 of that 'rubbish' bench would have been in my starting 15...

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: nick holder (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:05

I'm not sure that Douglas, Phillips and Lewis would be in our strongest 30 never mind 23, just my opinion.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: sid the seagull (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:06

Ditto bench looks great.
16. 17. 18. Could easily be starting front row.
Kahn, Clark - err whose planet are they ropey on?
Levi Douglas has always looked totally at home when he's played.
Lewis, makes sense to give Rhys a break. So let's see what Josh can do.

Bath by 25.

HOPHOPHOP

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Shadders (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:19

Rhys actually listed as unavailable, so not rested.

Unavailable for selection: Dave Attwood, Matt Banahan, Ross Batty, Nathan Catt, Luke Charteris, Tom Ellis, Matt Garvey, Paul Grant, Tom Homer, Shaun Knight, Max Lahiff, Francois Louw, Kane Palma-Newport, Rhys Priestland, Jeff Williams

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Gussieboy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:28

And the other folk from Wuss:

15 Chris Pennell
14 Josh Adams
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ben Te’o
11 Dean Hammond
10 Jamie Shillcock
9 Jonny Arr
1 Ryan Bower
2 Jack Singleton
3 Biyi Alo
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Will Spencer
6 David Denton
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze

Replacements
16 Joe Taufete’e
17 Ethan Waller
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Alafoti Faosiliva
21 Peter Stringer
22 Jono Lance
23 Wynand Olivie

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Gussieboy (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:30

4 ‘old boys’ in the 23 for Wuss - no pun intended Mr Stringer!!

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 11:36

We will need to be in control by half time.

The experience of Stringer, Lance and Olivier could bring additional steel to Worcester.



P G Tips



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Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Robbinho (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 12:02

Any idea what is up with Priestland? Don't recall him being mentioned as crocked in the Chronicle injury update.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: ShortyinBurnham (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 12:08

He had a large ice pack on his lower leg after he came off against wasps, so that could be it.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: by (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 12:38

Strong team but its a banana skin fixture, not confident at all. You can guarantee the ex-Bath boys fronting up and the 23 as a whole might be riding a wave of confidence after denying Sarries a TBP last weekend.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: johnnyf (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 12:46

Good, exciting team considering there appears to be 15 players still injured.

Of concern could possibly be that, apart from Perenise, this is an incredibly young starting 15.
Yes, getting out of the blocks straight from kick-off will be a must to racking up a score that will dominate the opposition.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: BathBurger (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 12:50

[quote by]Strong team but its a banana skin fixture, not confident at all./quote]

I am confident, but I'm surprised to see so many thinking this will be an easy 5 points. It should be, but we have to keep our heads on!

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 13:12

There are no easy 5 points in this league...but home against the bottom side has to be regarded as one of the more favourable fixtures?

A win will do quite nicely, with no significant injuries please.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: OutsideBath (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 13:13

Decent looking team that should win, but then most thought the same about our last home game and that turned into a disaster.

Got to start well to put Worcs on the back foot as they are a better team than their league position suggests.



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Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Big Dog (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 14:35

Strong team from us with a couple of the changes we had hoped for - albeit the Burns one appears to be injury promotion.

Not sure it is a weak bench for us either - plenty of potential starters there let alone them being our 2/3rd choice players apart from maybe Levi Douglas.

Let's hope we get out of the blocks quick and rack up a decent score but must keep switched on! Wuss are no pushover and will really test us if we do not keep the committed defence we had last week and show some ruthless finishing in attack!

BBW by 15 points though for me!



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Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: B4thB4ck (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 15:32

We all know how this works, you do the basics well up front, build the pressure, take your chances and only think of the TBP once you are certain of victory.

Disrespect your opponent or go wide too soon before space is created and you could be in trouble.

Equally, thinking you can take it easy in defence because you think you'll just score more down the other end is not a good mindset.

Re: Team's Up!
Posted by: Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
Date: 06 October, 2017 18:29

We should on form and confidence beat Worcester with relative ease. However didn't they give us a scare at the Rec last season and I believe we are the last team they beat in the league.

They have some star quality, aligned with old experienced gnarled heads and some very talented youngsters. We have to start well and match their known aggression and fight up front, and hopefully get some early scores to dent their already shaken confidence. They have a big tough pack with a few returning players having something to prove. Remember Will Spencer's MoTM performance last May? And they have a certain Peter Stringer.....

Hopefully Luke Pearce will be aware of the Worcester tricks and not let them disrupt our play to much.

It should be Bath by at least 20 but believe it will be much tighter, particularly if it is wet, ie Bath by 5-10.

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