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Sam Underhill withdrawn by Bath just an hour before game

Bath Rugby have made a late change to their line-up to face Leicester Tigers this afternoon.

Francois Louw replaces Sam Underhill – who has been hit by an illness – at openside flanker, with Jack Walker named as a replacement.

Louw makes his return to action, with the South African international originally named among the replacements for the final round of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Anthony Watson is set to mark his 100th appearance for Bath Rugby against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Saturday, kick-off at 4pm.

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Watson starts his position at full-back, with Joe Cokanasiga and Ruaridh McConnochie completing the back three for the final game of the regular Gallagher Premiership season. Max Wright comes in at inside centre and forms a midfield pairing with Jonathan Joseph. Will Chudley and Freddie Burns continue in the half-back pairing.

Beno Obano and Max Lahiff line-up either side of Tom Dunn in the front row, with Charlie Ewels leading the side from the second row. After a physical display as a replacement in the victory against Wasps in the last round, Levi Douglas starts alongside Ewels. Tom Ellis takes his place at blindside and Zach Mercer completes the pack at number eight.

Bath Rugby team to face Leicester Tigers

15. Anthony Watson

14. Joe Cokanasiga

13. Jonathan Joseph

12. Max Wright

11. Ruaridh McConnochie

10. Freddie Burns

9. Will Chudley

1. Beno Obano

2. Tom Dunn

3. Max Lahiff

4. Levi Douglas

5. Charlie Ewels (c)

6. Tom Ellis

7. Francois Louw

8. Zach Mercer

Replacements

16. Ross Batty

17. Jacques van Rooyen

18. Sam Nixon

19. Elliott Stooke

20. Jack Walker

21. Kahn Fotuali’i

22. Rhys Priestland

23. Semesa Rokoduguni

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Sam Underhill withdrawn by Bath just an hour before game