Amlin Challenge Cup: Bath give first senior start to young prop in Europe
Last Updated: 19/01/13 1:53pm
Stuart Hooper: Returns to captain the side in place of Francois Louw
Bath will give a first senior start to hooker Tom Dunn, who replaces Lee Mears, in their Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Bucuresti Wolves.
The West-Country team have also replaced both props Paul James and David Wilson with Charlie Beech and Anthony Perenise.
In the second-row Dave Attwood drops to the bench in place of skipper Stuart Hooper and Francois Louw is replaced by Guy Mercer.
Meanwhile, in the backline, Mark McMillan and Tom Heathcote continue their half-back partnership. The other alteration sees Jack Cuthbert replacing Nick Abendanon at full-back.
Bath have already qualified from their pool and will be expecting a bonus point win against their Romanian opposition at The Rec.
The Wolves have managed two victories in the pool to their credit, meaning they currently sit in third spot going into the final round of fixtures.
Bath: 15 Jack Cuthbert, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Dan Hipkiss, 12 Ben Williams, 11 Olly Woodburn, 10 Tom Heathcote, 9 Mark McMillan, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Guy Mercer, 6 Will Skuse, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 4 Stuart Hooper, 3 Anthony Perenise, 2 Tom Dunn, 1 Charlie Beech.
Replacements: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Nathan Catt, 18 Kane Palma Newport, 19 David Attwood, 20 Francois Louw, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Sam Vesty, 23 Matt Banahan.
Bucharest Wolves: 15 Catalin Fercu, 14 Madalin Lemnaru, 13 Catalin Dascalu, 12 Florin Vlaicu, 11 Ionut Niacsu, 10 Mike Wiringi, 9 Grigoras Diaconescu, 8 Daniel Carpo, 7 Adrian Ion, 6 Alexandru Mitu, 5 Marian Drenceanu, 4 Cristian Munteanu, 3 Horace Pungea, 2 Andrei Radoi, 1 Coco Pristavita.
Replacements:16 Eugen Capatana, 17 Vlad Badalicescu, 18 Flavius Dobre, 19 Daniel Ianus, 20 Andrei Filip, 21 Csaba Gal, 22 Marian Apostol, 23 Dorin Lazar