Monday, 8 December 2014

Burgess to make first Bath start

Sam Burgess will make his first start for Bath since converting to rugby league in this Friday's European Champions Cup clash against Montpellier at the Rec.

South Africa international flanker Francois Louw will also return from injury to start against Montpellier following surgery.

Burgess will start at inside centre, where he appeared off the bench in the Premiership clash with Harlequins and in Montpellier over the last two Fridays. He replaces Kyle Eastmond, who is rested.
"Sam Burgess will get his first start and Francois Louw will also come into the 15 too," said bath coach Toby Booth. "Sam has progressed well and is improving all the time. He's put in a hug effort on the training field and we always said we were going to centre his learning what happens at the ruck, and we're delighted with how he's come on in that regard.

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