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Cameron Redpath makes swift recovery from injury to face Saracens

By Josh Raisey
Cameron Redpath/ PA

Bath and Scotland centre Cameron Redpath has recovered from the “significant ankle ligament damage” suffered at the beginning of the month to take his place on the bench against Saracens on Friday in the Gallagher Premiership.

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The 24-year-old’s participation in Bath’s run-in, and even Scotland’s July internationals, was cast into doubt last week with a Bath injury update, which confirmed he had picked up a significant injury against Exeter Chiefs in the Investec Champions Cup on April 6 and that he will be assessed weekly.

While he missed Bath’s Premiership clash with Exeter on Saturday at Sandy Park, where Bath exacted revenge for their European defeat, Redpath is fit enough to face Saracens at the Rec.

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That will mean Redpath only missed one match as a result of the ankle issue.

The 14-cap international’s Bath and Scotland teammate Finn Russell, meanwhile, has not returned to the Bath squad after sustaining a groin injury in the same fixture at the beginning of April.

Head-to-Head

Last 5 Meetings

Wins
2
Draws
0
Wins
3
Average Points scored
26
27
First try wins
80%
Home team wins
60%

With second-place Bath sitting only two points ahead of third-place Saracens with three matches remaining of the regular season, the result of this encounter could have a major say in who books a home semi-final in June.

Bath have a mixed end to the season after facing Saracens, with a trip to winless Newcastle Falcons before hosting league leaders Northampton Saints in the final round of the season. Saracens have to travel to the in-form Bristol Bears after Bath, before hosting Sale Sharks.

Bath XV: 15 Matt Gallagher, 14 Joe Cokanasiga, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Will Muir, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Ben Spencer, 1 Beno Obano, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Will Stuart, 4 Quinn Roux, 5 Charlie Ewels, 6 Ted Hill, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Alfie Barbeary
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Archie Griffin, 19 Jacques du Plessis, 20 Josh Bayliss, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Cameron Redpath, 23 Jaco Coetzee

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Saracens XV: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Rotimi Segun, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Tom Parton, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Aled Davies; 1 Eroni Mawi, 2 Jamie George, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Nick Isiekwe, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 7 Ben Earl, 8 Tom Willis
Replacements: 16 Theo Dan, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Marco Riccioni, 19 Hugh Tizard, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Toby Knight, 22 Ivan van Zyl, 23 Alex Goode

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