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Adams and Te'o return for Warriors for crunch Bristol trip

Correspondent 22nd Mar, 2019 Updated: 22nd Mar, 2019

WALES Grand Slam winner Josh Adams will return to club duty with Warriors in their Gallagher Premiership match against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Adams played an influential role in Wales’ Grand Slam by scoring tries in successive wins over Italy, England and Scotland and setting up a try for scrum-half Tomos Williams which began their fightback against France in Paris in the Guinness Six Nations opener.

The wing, who this week confirmed that he will be joining Cardiff Blues next season, scored a try for Warriors when he last played for the club against Harlequins at The Stoop five weeks ago.

England centre Ben Te’o also returns from Six Nations duty in place of Francois Venter who suffered a head injury against Exeter Chiefs two weeks ago.

Te’o returns to club duty for the first time since January 19 when he started in the European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais.

Warriors have made one more change to their back division with Jono Lance named at fly-half for his first Premiership start since late September.

The Australian suffered a stress fracture of the back in mid-October but impressed on his return to action as a second half replacement against Exeter Chiefs.

USA hooker Joe Taufete’e returns to club duty for the first time since he became the world’s leading front row try-scorer in international rugby.

Taufete’e, who last played for Warriors against Ospreys on January 12, is named among the replacements with centre Will Butler and flanker Carl Kirwan who are in line to play their first Premiership rugby of the season.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Ben Te’o

12 Ryan Mills (C)

11 Josh Adams

10 Jono Lance

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Callum Black

2 Niall Annett

3 Nick Schonert

4 Anton Brelser

5 Michael Fatialofa

6 Ted Hill

7 Sam Lewis

8 Marco Mama

Replacements

16 Joe Taufete’e

17 Ethan Waller

18 Gareth Milasinovich

19 Pierce Philips

20 Carl Kirwan

21 Michael Heaney

22 Duncan Weir

23 Will Butler

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