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Bath star returns to face Sharks

25th April 2019, 15:19 by Alex Jack

Anthony Watson will make his first appearance in over 12 months after being named at fullback for Bath against Sale on Friday night.

The British & Irish Lions utility star has not played since suffering an Achilles injury in the 2018 Six Nations and has been forced to endure a long road to recovery.

Watson, who was expected to be back at the start of this campaign but re-tore his Achilles in pre-season, comes in to replace Tom Homer to face the Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.

England head coach Eddie Jones will be hoping the player impresses before the end of the season, with the World Cup in Japan edging ever closer.

Bath XV: Watson, Cokanasiga, Joseph, Roberts, McConnochie, Burns, Fotuali'i, Obano, Dunn, Lahiff, Attwood, Ewels, Ellis, Underhill, Mercer.

Replacements: Walker, van Rooyen, Perenise, Douglas, Stooke, Chudley, Priestland, Rokoduguni.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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