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A host of Army players are back in their club teams this weekend across the Premiership, United Rugby Championship, Championship and Premier 15s.

The red shirt-related action starts at the Recreation Ground on Friday night, where LCpl Semesa Rokoduguni (Scots DG) lines up at full back for Bath as they welcome Harlequins in the Premiership.

LCpl Rokoduguni did not play in either of Bath’s two Champions Cup losses to Leinster and La Rochelle, but was on the scoresheet for his team’s win over Worcester in their last Premiership outing.

Bath may still be on home soil, but the challenge does not get any easier, with Harlequins on the back of a five-match winning streak in all competitions.

The game kicks off at 1945hrs, with live coverage on BT Sport.

North of the border Cpl Lewis Bean (Rifles) returns to the Glasgow Warriors match day squad for their league trip to Connacht.

The Warriors will be looking to put their European fortnight behind them, having fallen to both Exeter and La Rochelle. However Glasgow performed well for the first hour at Sandy Park before fading, and had a good bonus point win over Ospreys in the league at the start of January, a result which took them into the United Rugby Championship’s top four.

Meanwhile while Glasgow travel to Galway four places ahead of Connacht in the table, the hosts have only one win fewer than the Warriors, and with the league’s third best attack and third best defence.

With both squads disrupted by Six Nations call-ups this could be a competitive encounter, which can be watched on Premier Sports 1 from 1455hrs on Saturday.

Back from injury is Gnr Senitiki Nayalo (7 Para RHA), who is on Coventry’s bench for their home Championship clash with Cornish Pirates.

The big back rower has missed the bulk of Coventry’s season so far, so his return is a timely boost for the blue and whites as they welcome one of the Championship’s form teams to Butts Park Arena.

While Cov have had fluctuating fortunes so far, losing their last three away games and narrowly winning their last three home fixtures, the Pirates have been a model of consistency, winning nine of their 11 outings and sitting well in contention at the top of the table with games in hand on the two teams ahead of them.

Kick off on Saturday is at 1500hrs.

In the Premier 15s the Army’s pair of Royal Artillery Welsh internationals, Bdr Bethan Dainton and Capt Gemma Rowland, are back for Harlequins and Wasps respectively.

Fresh from her try scoring outing for the red shirt last week, Bdr Dainton is named in the back row for Quins as they look to get back onto the winning track when they welcome Gloucester-Hartpury to the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday afternoon (KO 1500hrs).

The hosts had a four-game winning streak snapped by Exeter last time out, but their previous form was such that they go into the weekend sitting fourth in the table, one place ahead of the visitors.

For their part Gloucester-Hartpury are on their own run of impressive results, winning their last five, so they are unlikely to be daunted even by a trip to the reigning champions.

Harlequins are live streaming this match via their YouTube channel.

Capt Rowland is in the 12 shirt for Wasps’ home game against Exeter Chiefs.

Wasps’ form is patchy, two good home wins in December followed by losses to Harlequins and Loughborough, although they have been boosted by the awarding of five league points from their cancelled trip to Worcester.

Capt Rowland took advantage of having no game last weekend to spend three days with the Welsh squad ahead of the upcoming Six Nations, and is one of several internationals to return to the starting team.

The Londoners have made a number of changes to freshen things up, and they will need to be on top form against an Exeter outfit which stunned Harlequins with a last-minute winner in their previous match.

Kick off on Saturday is at 1230hrs, with live streaming on the BBC Sport website.

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