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Premiership: Bristol Bears v Bath (Fri)

Pat Lam’s Bristol facet picked acquired at champions Exeter of their last Premiership fixture
Venue: Ashton Gate Date: Friday, 29 January Kick-off: 19: 45 GMT Protection: Updates on BBC native radio and are living rankings on the BBC Sport net location

Bristol invent six adjustments for the derby clash with Bath as Chris Vui plays for the first time since November after recovering from grief.

Henry Purdy, Andy Uren and Ioan Lloyd approach into the backs, while John Afoa and Dan Thomas initiate up entrance.

Props Christian Assume and Juan Schoeman, lock Elliott Stooke and flankers Josh Bayliss and Miles Reid all initiate as Bath invent seven adjustments.

Centre Josh Matavesi and winger Gabriel Hamer-Webb return among the many backs.

The Bears private flee-half Callum Sheedy on the bench after he was as soon as released from the Wales squad, however are without Max Malins, Harry Randall and Ben Earl, who are on England responsibility, and the suspended Kyle Sinckler.

England trio Charlie Ewels, Will Stuart and Beno Obano are lacking from the Bath line-up, while Talupe Faletau is on the bench after furthermore being allowed to play by Wales.

Bristol: Piutau; Morahan, Radradra, O’Conor, Purdy; Lloyd, Uren; Woolmore, Byrne, Afoa, Attwood, Vui, Luatua (capt), Thomas, Hughes.

Replacements: Capon, Thomas, Armstrong, Holmes, Heenan, Kessell, Sheedy, Leiua.

Bath: de Glanville; McConnochie, Joseph, Matavesi, Hamer-Webb; Priestland, Spencer; Schoeman, Dunn, Assume, McNally (capt), Stooke, Bayliss, Reid, Mercer

Replacements: Walker, Bhatti, Thomas, Williams, Faletau, Chudley, Redpath, Cokanasiga

Referee: Wayne Barnes (RFU).

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