Bath have made a total of nine changes to their starting XV for Saturday's Amlin Challenge Cup clash against Agen at the Recreation Ground.
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In the back division, Tom Heathcote has been given the nod to start at fly-half, partnering Mark McMillan who comes in at scrum-half.
Meanwhile, Horacio Agulla moves to the left wing as Olly Woodburn comes in on the right and Ben Williams and Danny Hipkiss re-form their centre partnership.
In the pack, Dave Attwood and Ryan Caldwell form the second row, Francois Louw captains the side from openside flanker and Will Skuse comes onto the blindside as Nick Koster starts at number 8.
Bath coach Gary Gold is still without the services Simon Taylor (knee), Josh Ovens (back), Matt Banahan (ankle), Stephen Donald (ankle), Michael Claassens (thumb) and Dominic Day (knee) due to injury.
Bath: 15 Nick Abendanon, 14 Olly Woodburn, 13 Dan Hipkiss, 12 Ben Williams, 11 Horacio Agulla, 10 Tom Heathcote, 9 Mark McMillan; 1 Paul James, 2 Lee Mears, 3 David Wilson, 4 Dave Attwood, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 6 Will Skuse, 7 Francois Louw (c), 8 Nick Koster
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Charlie Beech, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Stuart Hooper, 20 Guy Mercer, 21 Chris Cook, 22 Kyle Eastmond, 23 Sam Vesty
Agen: 1 Schwalger, 2 Telefoni, 3 Muller, 4 Demotte, 5 Lagrange, 6 Julien, 7 Erbani, 8 Fono; 9 Bales (c), 10 Lagarde, 11 Edmond-Samuel, 12 Petre, 13 Roux, 14 Agulla, 15 Bataille
Replacements: 16 Janaudy, 17 Pitton, 18 Afatia, 19 Bastien, 20 Vaquin, 21 Dupuy, 22 Tian, 23 Tagotago