European Challenge Cup: Bath v CA Brive
|European Challenge Cup: Bath v CA Brive|
|Venue: The Recreation Ground Date: Saturday, 1 April Kick-off: 12:45 BST|
|Coverage: Live commentary from 12:40 BST on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; BBC Radio Bristol commentary on BBC Sport website and app.|
Australia hooker Nathan Charles will make his Bath debut in Saturday’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Brive at the Recreation Ground.
Charles, who joined the Premiership club on a deal until the end of the season on 15 March, recently had a spell with French Top 14 side Clermont.
Co-captain Rhys Priestland returns after injury to start at fly-half.
Hooker Joe Graham, who recently arrived from Rotherham, could make his Bath debut from the replacements bench.
Bath, who have 16 senior first-team players unavailable for selection, reached the last eight by topping Pool 4, while French Top 14 club Brive won Pool 3.
Bath: Watson; Rokoduguni, Joseph, Banahan, Homer; Priestland (co-capt), Fotuali’i; Catt, Charles, Palma Newport, Ewels (co-capt), Charteris, Mercer, Ellis, Faletau.
Replacements: Graham, Obano, Knight, Douglas, Grant, Cook, Hastings, Tapuai.
Brive: Germain; Ngwenya, Mignardi, Burotu, Masilevu; Ugalde, Iribaren; Devisme, Da Ros, Buys, Snyman, Mela, Hireche (capt), Luafutu, Sanconnie.
Replacements: Acquier, Asieshvili, Bekoshvili, Le Devedec, Waqaniborutu, Lobzhanidze, Laranjeira, Galala.
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