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Cameron Redpath makes Bath Rugby return for make or break clash with Saracens

Scottish international Cameron Redpath returns to the Bath Rugby squad for their make or break clash with Saracens. 

The centre picked up an ankle injury in their Champions Cup round-of-16 defeat to the Exeter Chiefs.

Elsewhere in the squad, Niall Annett starts at hooker in place of Tom Dunn, who drops to the bench. He starts in the front-row alongside Beno Obano and Will Stuart. Quinn Roux and Charlie Ewels continue their partnership in the second-row, with Ted Hill, Sam Underhill and Alfie Barbeary completing the pack.

In the backs, former Saracen Ben Spencer starts at scrum-half, with Orlando Bailey again starting at 10 in the absence of Finn Russell. Max Ojomoh and Ollie Lawrence again start in midfield, and Will Muir, Joe Cokanasiga and Matt Gallagher finish the starting team.

Head of Rugby Johann van Graan has again opted for a 6:2 split on the bench. Thomas du Toit, Archie Griffin Jacques du Plessis, Josh Bayliss and Jaco Coetzee will all look to make an impact in the forwards, with Louis Schreuder and Cameron Redpath the only specialist backs on the bench.

Saracens team news

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Saracens have made five changes to the team that beat Gloucester last weekend, with England captain Jamie George the headline returnee.

George is joined by Eroni Mawi and Christian Judge in the front-row. Maro Itoje and Nick Isiekwe are reunited in the second-row. Juan Martin Gonzalez, Ben Earl and Tom Willis all keep their spots in an unchanged back-row

In the backline, Aled Davies and captain Owen Farrell again start at 9 and 10, with Nick Tompkins and Lucio Cinti also retaining their spots in the starting team. Tom Parton starts alongside Rotimi Segun and Elliot Daly in the back three.

Mark McCall has also opted to deploy a 6:2 split on his bench. Theo Dan, Mako Vunipola, Marco Riccioni, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola and Toby Knight are all named as replacements, with Ivan van Zyl and Alex Goode rounding off the squad

Bath Rugby vs Saracens teams in full

Bath Rugby

Matt Gallagher, Joe Cokanasiga, Ollie Lawrence, Max Ojomoh, Will Muir, Orlando Bailey, Ben Spencer (C); Beno Obano, Niall Annett, Will Stuart, Quinn Roux, Charlie Ewels, Ted Hill, Sam Underhill, Alfie Barbeary

Replacements: Tom Dunn, Thomas du Toit, Archie Griffin, Jacques du Plessis, Josh Bayliss, Louis Schreuder, Cameron Redpath, Jaco Coetzee


Elliot Daly, Rotimi Segun, Lucio Cinti, Nick Tompkins, Tom Parton, Owen Farrell (C), Aled Davies; Eroni Mawi, Jamie George, Christian Judge, Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Ben Earl, Tom Willis

Replacements: Theo Dan, Mako Vunipola, Marco Riccioni, Hugh Tizard, Billy Vunipola, Toby Knight, Ivan van Zyl, Alex Goode