Watson to make Bath return after 13 months out

England international Anthony Watson will make his comeback from injury when Bath face Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership on Friday.

Watson has been sidelined for 13 months due to an Achilles injury, undergoing two operations.

Watson, who has won 33 caps, lines up at full-back for Bath’s trip to the AJ Bell Stadium.

The 25-year-old has not played since England’s defeat to Ireland in their final match of the 2018 Six Nations.

But his return to action is a timely boost for club and country, with Bath still having a chance of reaching the Premiership play-offs and England’s World Cup warm-up Tests being less than four months away.

- Press Association

More on this topic

London Irish say Diageo ending 30-year sponsorship over Paddy Jackson signing is 'regretful'

Ronan O’Gara: I’m not spooked by becoming La Rochelle head coach – I’m excited by it

No galacticos, but O’Gara will find a siege mentality much like Munster

How does Warren Gatland compare to other multiple-tour Lions coaches?

More in this Section

US Open day three: Woodland holds narrow lead over Rose

Tyson Fury eases to victory over Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

In Pictures: Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz

Three Dublin strikes knock Galway out of the Championship


Appliance of science: Why does your stomach rumble?

We can overcome with historical unification of mankind

Tolerance for a rural way of life

Exploding stars put humans in upright positions

More From The Irish Examiner