January 21, 2022 5:27 PM
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Adam Evans

Bath vs Leinster Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Bath vs Leinster taking place? Bath vs Leinster will take place on Saturday 22nd January, 2022 at 13:00 (UK)

Where is Bath vs Leinster taking place? Bath vs Leinster will take place at The Recreation Ground in Bath

Where can I get tickets for Bath vs Leinster? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information

What TV channel is Bath vs Leinster on in the UK? Bath vs Leinster will be televised live on BT Sport

Where can I stream Bath vs Leinster? BT Sport subscribers can stream Bath vs Leinster live on the BT Sport Player & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Bath: 15 Ruaridh McConnochie, 14 Gabe Hamer-Webb, 13 Max Clark, 12 Cameron Redpath, 11 Tom Prydie, 10 Orlando Bailey, 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Josh Bayliss, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Ellis, 5 Charlie Ewels (c), 4 Will Spencer, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Arthur Cordwell

Replacements: 16 Tom Doughty, 17 Will Vaughan, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Josh McNally, 20 Mike Williams, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Max Ojomoh, 23 Will Butt

Leinster: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Jimmy O’Brien, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Caelan Doris, 5 Josh Murphy, 4 Ross Molony, 3 Michael Ala’alatoa, 2 Rónan Kelleher, 1 Andrew Porter

Replacements: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Vakh Abdaladze, 19 Ryan Baird, 20 Max Deegan, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Ciarán Frawley

THE PREDICTION

It was unfortunate that Bath had to travel to last season’s Champions Cup runners-up La Rochelle just after winning their first match of the season at the 14th attempt but they were not totally embarrassed in a 39-21 defeat. Barring a miracle they are already out of the Champions Cup but they are in for another hiding here when Leinster visit. The United Rugby Championship second-from leaders thumped Montpellier 89-7 last week and they have won all of their actually played away matches this season, with their defaulted game at Montpellier due to covid-19 the anomaly. It could be a margin of anything between -10 and -40 with Leinster in this mood but split the difference at -25.

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