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European Rugby Champions Cup: Bath v Benetton


European Rugby Champions CupVenue: The Recreation Ground Date: Saturday, 14 October Kick-off: 17:30 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport websiteFly-half Josh Lewis will make his first start for Bath in Saturday’s Champions Cup opener against Benetton Treviso.The 25-year-old arrived from Ebbw Vale in the summer and steps up with Freddie Burns suspended and Rhys Priestland injured.Elsewhere Max Clark replaces Ben Tapuai at inside centre while Luke Charteris comes into the second row.

Anthony Watson plus wings Semesa Rokoduguni and Aled Brew comprise a dangerous back three.Champions Cup opening-round coverageListen to 5 live Rugby Union Weekly’s full preview of the tournamentFriday 19:00 BST, 5 live sports extra & Radio Ulster:Ulster v WaspsSaturday 14:50 BST, 5 live sports extraRacing 92 v LeicesterSaturday 17:15 BST, 5 live sports extraHarlequins v La RochelleSaturday 19:30 BST, 5 live sports extraExeter v GlasgowSunday 15:10 BST, 5 live sports extra & Radio WalesToulon v ScarletsSunday 17:15 BST, 5 live sports extraNorthampton v SaracensSunday 17:30 BST, BBC Radio WalesOspreys v ClermontProp Nick Auterac and hooker Tom Dunn replace Beno Obano and Jack Walker respectively in the front row.Treviso, who are fifth in the Pro14 Conference B after wins over Edinburgh, Ospreys and Southern Kings in their first six games, include former Ireland under-20 international Ian McKinley at fly-half.Toulon host Northampton on Sunday in Pool Five’s other match on the tournament’s opening weekend.Bath: Anthony Watson; Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Max Clark, Aled Brew; Josh Lewis, Chris Cook; Nick Auterac, Tom Dunn, Anthony Perenise, Charlie Ewels (c), Luke Charteris, Zach Mercer, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau Replacements: Nathan Charles, Beno Obano , Scott Andrews, James Phillips, Francois Louw, Kahn Fotuali’i, Jack Wilson, Darren Allinson Benetton Treviso: Luca Sperandio; Angelo Esposito, Nacho Brex, Alberto Sgarbi (c), Tommaso Benvenuti; Ian McKinley, Giorgio Bronzini; Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Simone Ferrari, Marco Fuser, Federico Ruzza, Seb Negri Da Oleggio, Francesco Minto, Robert Barbieri Replacements: Tomas Baravalle, Cherif Traore, Tiziano Pasquali, Marco Lazzaroni, Nasi Manu, Edoardo Gori, Tito Tebaldi, Andrea Bronzini
Source: BBC Somerset