Ojomoh and Gallagher brought in to face Stade Toulousain

Ojomoh and Gallagher brought in to face Stade Toulousain

Ready for their biggest challenge in Europe so far, Bath Rugby head to Toulouse this weekend to face the champions of France's Top 14 league.

Fresh from his call-up to England's Six Nations squad, Beno Obano retains his loosehead jersey after a solid performance against Racing 92 last weekend.

Niall Annett comes in at hooker, with Thomas du Toit starting alongside him at tighthead.

Quinn Roux and Charlie Ewels are partnered again in the second row.

Completing the pack, Josh Bayliss gets his first start of the season at blindside, seeing Chris Cloete on the open side and versatile Miles Reid move to Number 8.

After a Player of the March performance last weekend and also being named in the England squad, Ben Spencer leads from scrum half.

Finn Russell, also named for the Six Nations in Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad, pulls strings from fly-half.

Ollie Lawrence moves across to inside centre, seeing Max Ojomoh come in at number 13.

Will Muir and Joe Cokanasiga are the men to beat down the wings, with Matt Gallagher starting at full back.

On the bench, Juan Schoeman, Hame Faiva and Will Stuart take the tight forwards spots.

Elliott Stooke and Ewan Richards complete the replacement forwards in van Graan's 5-3 split.

Louis Schreuder, Orlando Bailey and Cameron Redpath are named as replacement backs.

Bath Rugby have scored the maximum number of league points in their Champions Cup pool run so far, seeing them secure Round of 16 qualification in their huge comeback win over Racing 92 in Round 3.

The game kicks off at the Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday 21 January at 15:15.

Bath Rugby XV: 1 Beno Obano, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Thomas du Toit, 4 Quinn Roux, 5 Charlie Ewels, 6 Josh Bayliss, 7 Chris Cloete, 8 Miles Reid, 9 Ben Spencer (c), 10 Finn Russell, 11 Will Muir, 12 Ollie Lawrence, 13 Max Ojomoh, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 15 Matt Gallagher

Replacements: 16 Hame Faiva, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Will Stuart, 19 Elliott Stooke, 20 Ewan Richards, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Orlando Bailey, 23 Cameron Redpath


Injury update ahead of Bath Rugby’s Round 4 Investec Champions Cup fixture against Toulouse

Head of Rugby, Johann van Graan, and Head of Medical, Rory Murray, have issued an injury update ahead of Bath Rugby’s Round 4 Investec Champions Cup visit to French Top 14 side Toulouse this weekend.

Ted Hill

Ted continues his rehabilitation with the Bath Rugby Medical Team following a leg injury sustained against Newcastle Falcons in October and remains on course for a mid-March return.

Sam Underhill

Sam is moving closer to returning to action following an ankle injury. He will continue his rehabilitation with Bath Rugby’s Medical Team.


Alfie Barbeary

Alfie will be suspended for Bath Rugby’s games against Stade Toulousain in the Investec Champions Cup (Sunday 21 January) and Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership (Saturday 27 January).

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