Centurian Stuart Hooper

Stuart Hooper will make his 100th appearance when he leads Bath Rugby out to face London Wasps at the Recreation Ground tomorrow, in the sold-out Aviva Premiership fixture, kick-off 2.15pm.

The last home game of the season for Bath sees Hooper partner Ben Skirving in the second row, with Dave Attwood named on the bench. Josh Ovens comes onto the blindside, joining Carl Fearns and Simon Taylor in the back row. Lee Mears returns to the front row, where he is joined by Nathan Catt and David Wilson.

Stephen Donald renews his partnership with Michael Claassens in the halfbacks. Tom Biggs and Matt Carraro start out wide, with Olly Barkley and Matt Banahan combining in the centres. Nick Abendanon completes the starting line-up at fullback.

From the bench, Duncan Bell could make his last appearance at the Rec if called onafter announcing his retirement earlier this week, and Kyle Eastmond could make his second appearance following an impressive run out with Bath United on Monday night.

Starting XV:
15. Nick Abendanon
14. Matt Carraro
13. Matt Banahan
12. Olly Barkley
11. Tom Biggs
10. Stephen Donald
9. Michael Claassens
1. Nathan Catt
2. Lee Mears
3. David Wilson
4. Stuart Hooper (C)
5. Ben Skirving
6. Josh Ovens
7. Carl Fearns
8. Simon Taylor

Replacements
16. Pieter Dixon
17. David Flatman
18. Duncan Bell
19. Dave Attwood
20. Guy Mercer
21. Mark McMillan
22. Sam Vesty
23. Kyle Eastmond

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