Premiership: Bath v Harlequins


Taulupe Faletau was a second-half replacement for Wales against England in the Six Nations last Saturday
Aviva Premiership
Venue: Recreation Ground Date: Saturday, 18 February Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Somerset and BBC Radio Bristol and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Wales international back row Taulupe Faletau returns to Bath’s starting line-up at number eight.

Inside centre Rory Jennings is set for his Premiership debut alongside Max Clark in the midfield.

Harlequins make three changes from the side which beat Bristol last Friday, with Aaron Morris at full-back.

Mark Reddish and Charlie Matthews replace George Merrick and James Horwill (ankle) in the second row. Flanker Dave Ward captains the side.

Bath: Homer; Rokoduguni, Clark, Jennings, Wilson; Priestland, Fotuali’i; Catt, Dunn, Lahiff, Stooke, Ewels, Denton, Louw, Faletau.

Replacements: Batty, Obano, Palma-Newport, Ellis, Grant, Cook, Hastings, Davies.

Harlequins: Morris; Yarde, Marchant, Hopper, Visser; Jackson, Mulchrone; Evans, Buchanan, A Jones, Reddish, Matthews, J Chisholm, Ward (capt), Luamanu.

Replacements: Gray, Gendall, Shields, Merrick, Naoupu, L Jones, Evans, Alofa.

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys.

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