For his first league game in charge at Bath tomorrow Gary Gold has picked Jamie Helleur in the centre while Will Welch returns from injury in the back row and Grant Shiells and Euan Murray are restored to the prop positions, Scotland’s Sunday appointment meaning the latter is available to his club this week.
Welch’s quick recovery from what had been reported to be a long-term injury is a big boost with Big Mayhew taking a knock last week and Pennycook gone, and we seem to have some real competition in the front row with Shiells starting.
James Hudson is still not fit but Andrew Van Der Heijden is on the bench alongside Jon Golding. Matt Thompson could also come on for a first appearance of 2011/12.
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