Bath looking forward to Ulster challenge

Coach Steve Meehan and captain Michael Claassens will plot the way forward for Bath against Ulster in the Heineken Cup at Ravenhill tomorrow night.

Coach Steve Meehan and captain Michael Claassens will plot the way forward for Bath against Ulster in the Heineken Cup at Ravenhill tomorrow night.

Coach Meehan is looking forward to the challenge: “The Heineken Cup brings a different focus for the guys. It is a two week sprint as opposed to having five or six matches, and everyone starts with level points, so there is an opportunity there.

“Having said that, Friday night at Ravenshill will always be difficult. We are going to be faced with challenges against Ulster, so it doesn’t get any easier. But, it is nice to have a new focus and drive.”

BATH (v Ulster):

15. Nick Abendanon

14. Joe Maddock

13. Matt Carraro

12. Shontayne Hape

11. Matt Banahan

10. Ryan Davis

9. Michael Claassens (capt)

1. David Flatman

2. Lee Mears

3. Duncan Bell

4. Stuart Hooper

5. Danny Grewcock

6. Andy Beattie

7. Julian Salvi

8. Jonny Faamatuainu

Replacements:

16. Pieter Dixon

17. David Barnes

18. Aaron Jarvis

19. Peter Short

20. Ben Skirving

21. Scott Bemand

22. Nicky Little

23. Jack Cuthbert.

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