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England stars return for Bath Rugby

28 November 2003

England World Cup stars Mike Catt, Mike Tindall and Danny Grewcock all return for their club as Bath Rugby travel to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers in the Zurich Premiership on Saturday (3pm).

Mike Catt jumps straight into the starting line-up at fly half with the Zurich Premiership's top points scorer Olly Barkley moving back to inside centre. Mike Tindall starts from the bench where he will be joined by Danny Grewcock who has fully recovered from a broken bone in his hand. Iain Balshaw is rested, whilst Kevin Maggs is recovering from a bout of flu.

For the first time this season there is a change in the pack due to Michael Lipman's three-week ban for illegal use of the boot. England under 21 international James Scaysbrook starts at openside.

Speaking of the return of the England World Cup contingent, Head Coach John Connolly said "It is good to have them back. They are keen to get back into the action and have fitted in well in training this week. Their challenge is to set an example that befits their status of World Cup winners."

15 Matt Perry, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Andrew Higgins, 12 Olly Barkley, 10 Mike Catt, 9 Martyn Wood, 1 David Flatman, 2 Jonathan

Humphreys �, 3 Duncan Bell, 4 Steve Borthwick, 5 Rob Fidler, 6 Andy Beattie, 7 James Scaysbrook, 8 Zak Feaunati.

Replacements: 16 Hentie Martens, 17 Lee Mears, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Robbie Kydd, 20 Mike Tindall, 21 Scott Gray, 22 Danny Grewcock.


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