31st Mar, 2020

Beck back for Bears battle

Rob George 21st Feb, 2020 Updated: 21st Feb, 2020

WARRIORS welcome back Wales international centre Ashley Beck from illness and full-back Jamie Shillcock and wing Perry Humphreys from injury for Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate (kick-off 1pm).

All three missed out against Bath last Saturday but have recovered and return to a re-jigged backline.

Beck replaces South Africa international centre Francois Venter who faces between four and six weeks on the sidelines having ruptured ligaments in a thumb against Bath.

Wing Nick David retains his place after a successful Premiership debut against Bath which he celebrated with Warriors’ second try.

Fly-half Duncan Weir and number eight Cornell du Preez are again on club duty having trained with Scotland’s Six Nations squad earlier in the week.

Blindside flanker Ted Hill has recovered from a slight groin injury sustained against Bath which prevented him training with England this week and he takes his place in an unchanged pack.

Hooker Niall Annett is set to make his first appearance in two months having recovered from a shoulder injury.

Annett has been named among the replacements along with former England Under-20s loosehead prop Kai Owen.

Owen will make his first Premiership appearance if he comes on having made five senior appearances as a replacement in other competitions.

15 Jamie Shillcock

14 Perry Humphreys

13 Ollie Lawrence

12 Ashley Beck

11 Nick David

10 Duncan Weir

9 Francois Hougaard

1  Ethan Waller

2 Matt Moulds (C)

3 Nick Schonert

4 Anton Bresler

5 Graham Kitchener

6 Ted Hill

7 Marco Mama

8 Cornell du Preez

 

Replacements

16 Niall Annett

17  Kai Owen

18  Richard Palframan

19  Andrew Kitchener

20  Sam Lewis

21  Michael Heaney

22  Jono Lance

23  Scott van Breda

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