Aviva Premiership preview: Bath v London Welsh
Last Updated: 30/03/13 1:54pm
Bath have made five changes to the starting XV that suffered a narrow defeat to Sale Sharks last time out.
England U20's Six Nations winner Ollie Devoto makes only his second Premiership start at full-back, with Argentina international Horacio Agulla and Fijian Army star Semesa Rokoduguni outside him on either wing.
All Black Stephen Donald returns to the fly-half shirt and forms a half-back partnership of considerable experience with Peter Stringer.
Dominic Day comes into the second row, alongside club captain Stuart Hooper, in place of the injured Dave Attwood.
Mat Gilbert, who it was announced had extended his contract with the club this week, joins Francois Louw packing down on the flanks, with Carl Fearns shifting to the number eight shirt at the base of the scrum.
Three changes for Exiles
Meanwhile, London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones makes three changes for the trip to the Recreation Ground.
One of those changes switches comes in the backs with Alex Davies selected at scrum-half in place of Tyson Keats. Rob Lewis is named on the bench as scrum-half cover.
In the forwards, there's a double change in the front row with Franck Montanella and Paulica Ion named at loosehead and tighthead respectively. Tom Bristow and James Tideswell drop to the bench.
Bath: 15 Ollie Devoto, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Matt Banahan, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Semesa Rokoduguni, 10 Stephen Donald, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 Carl Fearns, 7 Mat Gilbert, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Dominic Day, 4 Stuart Hooper (c), 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Paul James
Replacements: 16 Ross Batty, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Ben Skirving, 20 Will Skuse, 21 Michael Classens, 22 Tom Heathcote, 23 Nick Abendanon
London Welsh: 15 Seb Jewell, 14 Phil MacKenzie, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Sonny Parker, 11 Seb Stegmann, 10 Gordon Ross, 9 Alex Davies, 8 Daniel Browne, 7 Michael Hills, 6 Julio Cabello Farias, 5 Kirill Kulemin, 4 Jonathan Mills (c), 3 Paulica Ion, 2 Dan George, 1 Franck Montanella
Replacements: 16 Greg Bateman, 17 Tom Bristow, 18 James Tideswell, 19 Matt Corker, 20 Adam Balding, 21 Rob Lewis, 22 James Lewis, 23 Nick Scott
Fri 24th Apr
Bath43 - 18London Irish
Sat 25th Apr
Sale Sharks23 - 25Harlequins
Gloucester42 - 40Newcastle Falcons
Leicester Tigers38 - 17London Welsh
Northampton25 - 20Saracens
Sun 26th Apr
Wasps0 - 0Exeter
Fri 8th May
Harlequins0 - 0Bath
Sat 9th May
Sale Sharks0 - 0Newcastle Falcons
Gloucester0 - 0London Irish
Northampton0 - 0London Welsh
Wasps0 - 0Leicester Tigers
Sun 10th May
Saracens0 - 0Exeter
Sat 16th May
Bath0 - 0Gloucester
Exeter0 - 0Sale Sharks
Leicester Tigers0 - 0Northampton
London Irish0 - 0Wasps
London Welsh0 - 0Saracens
Newcastle Falcons0 - 0Harlequins
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