20th Mar, 2019

Flanker Ted handed start ahead of Tigers clash

Correspondent 22nd Feb, 2019

ENGLAND flanker Ted Hill will start for Warriors in Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Leicester Tigers at Sixways (kick-off 1pm).

Hill, who was capped against Japan at Twickenham in November, captained England Under-20s to victory over France at Exeter two weeks.

But Hill and centre OIllie Lawrence, who both impressed when they came off the bench at Harlequins last week, have both been recalled by Warriors for their first home since Premiership match since they beat Bath in the 19th minute of added time on January 5.

Hill takes the place of GJ van Velze, who has been ruled out by a forearm injury, in a rejigged back row. Marco Mama, who signed a one-year contract extension earlier this week, switches to number eight with Ryan Mills taking over as captain.

Fly-half Duncan Weir will again be on club duty having spent two days training with Scotland earlier in the week.

Wing Tom Howe, who scored Warriors’ fifth try at Harlequins after he came on as a replacement, will start his first Premiership match of the season. Howe has scored eight tries in as many first team matches this season.

The other change is at loosehead prop where Ethan Waller will also make his first Premiership start of the season.

Lawrence has been named as a replacement alongside lock Pierce Phillips, who has recovered from a foot injury, and fly-half Jono Lance who is set for his first appearance since he suffered a stress fracture of the back in November.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Francois Venter

12 Ryan Mills (C)

11 Tom Howe

10 Duncan Weir

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Ethan Waller

2 Jack Singleton

3 Nick Schonert

4 Anton Bresler

5 Michael Fatialofa

6 Ted Hill

7 Sam Lewis

8 Marco Mama

Replacements

16 Isaac Miller

17 Callum Black

18 Gareth Milasinovich

19 Pierce Phillips

20 Matt Cox

21 Michael Heaney

22 Jono Lance

23 Ollie Lawrence

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