Veteran Ross replaces Henson in Welsh fly half shirt

Croydon Guardian: Returning veteran: London Welsh fly half Gordon Ross is back to face Bath Returning veteran: London Welsh fly half Gordon Ross is back to face Bath

London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has named an experienced back line to face Bath on Sunday with former Scotland international Gordon Ross returning at fly half.

Ross replaced Wales international Gavin Henson in the number 10 shirt, with the British & Irish Lion moving to number 12 to partner outside centre Sonny Parker as Jones looks to counter the threat of England man Matt Banahan  who is in the Bath number 13 jersey. 

Tom Arscott returns from injury to start at full back with former Wasps star Tom Voyce moving to the wing as he lines up against one of his former clubs.

Welsh take to the field on Sunday with five former Bath players in their starting XV – Nick Scott, Voyce, Paulica Ion, Martin Purdy and captain Jonathan Mills - plus another on the bench in Billy Moss.

The Exiles will be out to avenge a 40-31 pre-season defeat at The Rec and a John Player Cup final defeat at Twickenham in 1985 - the most famous competitive meeting between the two teams.

London Welsh startiong XV: 15. Tom Arscott, 14. Nick Scott, 13. Sonny Parker, 12. Gavin Henson, 11. Tom Voyce, 10. Gordon Ross, 9. Nick Runciman, 1. Tom Bristow, 2. Neil Briggs, 3. Paulica Ion, 4. Martin Purdy, 5. Matt Corker, 6. Jonathan Mills (c), 7. Michael Hills, 8. Lee Beach.

Replacements: 16. Dan George, 17. Bill Moss, 18. Arthur Joly, 19. Adam Brown, 20. Mike Denbee, 21. Tyson Keats, 22. Seb Jewell, 23. James Lewis.

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