Jack Bates. Who are the officials? Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe (18 th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Simon Harding and Jamie Leahy. TMO: Stuart Terheege. Citing Officer: Buster White. What are the odds? Saracens 1/4 Draw 20/1 Bristol Bears 11/4 Odds taken from SkyBet and correct at the time of publication, please game responsibly. READ MORE: Bristol Bears injury latest ahead of Saracens: Steven Luatua, Joe Joyce, Charles Piutau Bristol Bears star Semi Radradra has a medical at French Top 14 club - reports Pat Lam explains why Bristol Bears have allowed scrum half to sign for Leicester Tigers Bristol Bears player ratings from Perpignan victory - 'oozed class and quality' Story SavedYou can find this story in My Bookmarks.
Gabriel Ibitoye, 10. AJ MacGinty, 9. Harry Randall; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Harry Thacker, 3. Max Lahiff, 4. Joe Batley, 5. Chris Vui, 6. Steven Luatua (c), 7. Jake Heenan, 8. Magnus Bradbury Replacements: 16. Bryan Byrne, 17. Jake Woolmore, 18. Jonathan Benz-Salomon, 19. Ed Holmes, 20. Fitz Harding, 21. Andy Uren, 22. Callum Sheedy, 23.
He is isolating in line with Covid protocols. Bath go into the weekend in ninth spot. They have won just once this season, at Worcester, although also collected the points from a cancelled clash with London Irish. They can draw little comfort from last season’s Premiership meetings with the Bears. Bristol thumped Bath 43-16 in round one, Lloyd scoring one of their seven tries on his debut. And they won the reverse fixture 19-13 last March – their first win at The Rec for 14 years. So Bath will hope it’s payback time in tonight’s match, which will be refereed by Wayne Barnes. Watch highlights below of Bristol’s emphatic home win over Bath last season… Bristol: Charles Piutau; Luke Morahan, Semi Radradra, Piers O’Conor, Henry Purdy; Ioan Lloyd, Andy Uren; Jake Woolmore, Bryan Byrne, John Afoa, Dave Attwood, Chris Vui, Steven Luatua (capt), Dan Thomas, Nathan Hughes.
With Max Malins, Harry Randall and Ben Earl away on Test duty, there are starts for Henry Purdy, Andy Uren and Dan Thomas. Kyle Sinckler is serving the first game of a two-match ban imposed for swearing at referee Karl Dickson. The Lions tighthead was omitted from England’s Six Nations squad in a ploy to potentially free him up for their round two match against Italy. Ioan Lloyd, surprisingly left out of the Wales squad, starts at fly-half. Bristol’s regular ten, Callum Sheedy, is named on the bench having been released from Wales camp on Thursday. Box seat: Ioan Lloyd gets a run in the stand-off position for Bristol, instead of the outside backs (Getty) DoR Pat Lam had argued for playing Premiership games over the past fortnight after the European competitions were halted. But he said: “It was disappointing initially not to play but it’s been a blessing in disguise.
Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Jake Armstrong, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Jake Heenan, 21 Tom Kessell, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 Alapati Leiua. Bath: Tom de Glanville; Ruaridh McConnochie, Jonathan Joseph, Josh Matavesi, Gabriel Hamer-Webb; Rhys Priestland, Ben Spencer; Juan Schoeman, Tom Dunn, Christian Judge, Josh McNally (capt), Elliott Stooke, Josh Bayliss, Miles Reid, Zach Mercer.. Replacements: 16 Jack Walker, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Mike Williams, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Cameron Redpath, 23 Joe Cokanasiga..
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How to watch Saracens v Bristol Bears on TV and team newsBottom of the table Bristol Bears head to league leaders Saracens on Saturday in Round 16 of the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership. Saracens certainly have the bragging rights between the two side having lost just two of their last dozen encounters with Bristol in the Premiership, both at Ashton Gate in 2019 and 2020. Bristol have lost on all three previous visits to StoneX Stadium and in midweek Bears director of rugby Pat Lam called the away day 'the ultimate test.
Juan Schoeman and Christian Judge come into the front row, Miles Reid replaces Underhill, and Josh Matavesi partners Jonathan Joseph in midfield in the absence of Cameron Redpath, who is with Scotland. Lock Josh McNally wears the captaincy armband. No way through: Tom de Glanville seeks space during Bath’s ding-dong loss to Wasps this month (Getty) South African hooker Jacques du Toit, 27, signed from Toyota Cheetahs this week, is not available.
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