Bath name a young team

Western Daily Press - - Cricket, Rugby -

BATH Rugby are risk­ing very few of their first-choice play­ers against a strong Newcastle Fal­cons squad in the Pre­mier­ship Rugby Cup to­mor­row night.

Tom Homer is ar­guably the only name in the start­ing XV this evening who will line up against Worces­ter War­riors when the league cam­paign re­sumes a week on Satur­day.

Will Vaughan and Max Lahiff pack down ei­ther side of Michael van Vu­uren in the front row, while Academy lock Will Brit­ton comes in along­side Levi Dou­glas at lock.

Josh Bain­bridge – a 22-year-old for­mer Eng­land Un­der-20 from York­shire Carnegie – comes in on loan in a back row with Miles Reid and Jack Davies, while Max Green and Alex Davies form the half­back pair­ing, the lat­ter as skip­per.

Eng­land Sev­ens con­vert Ruar­idh McCon­nochie con­tin­ues on the left wing with Levi Davis on the right. Max Clark and Jack Wil­son form the cen­tre pair­ing with Homer at full-back.

The stand­out name on the bench is Joe Cokanasiga, who was re­leased from Eng­land duty.

The hosts name a much more ex­pe­ri­enced XV, in­clud­ing winger Sinoti Sinoti and for­mer Bath player Michael Young.

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