Josh Bayliss will make his 100th club appearance for Bath Rugby as Johann van Graan makes nine changes to the side that lost 29-7 to RC Toulon in round two of the EPCR Challenge Cup last weekend.
Bayliss comes in at No.8 in an all-new back row. He is joined by Ted Hill and Sam Underhill at blindside and openside flanker respectively. There is one further change to the pack as Will Spencer comes in for Dave Attwood who drops onto the bench.
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Loosehead Lewis Boyce is another player reaching a milestone this weekend as he makes his 50th club appearance in the front row. He is joined by hooker Tom Dunn – who captains the side – and tighthead D’Arcy Rae.
Louis Schreuder and Orlando Bailey come in at scrum-half and fly-half, with Cameron Redpath joining Ollie Lawrence in the centre. Ruaridh McConnochie comes in on the wing to join Joe Cokanasiga, with Matt Gallagher named at full-back.
Bath have suffered two losses from two games in the EPCR Challenge Cup this season, but will be eager to impress when they take on RC Toulon on Saturday, January 14.