16th Nov, 2018

Hougaard returns for Falcons clash

WORCESTER Warriors welcome Francois Hougaard back to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership clash with Newcastle Falcons at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

The scrum-half recovers from a rib knock to start alongside Duncan Weir as Warriors go in search of their first win of the season.

Elsewhere, Simon Kerrod starts in the front row in place of the injured Nick Schonert (concussion), while Joe Taufete’e is handed his first start of the season at hooker in place of Niall Annett (illness).

Anton Bresler (groin) and Jack Singleton (neck) have recovered from injury and are named among the replacements for the clash.

Chris Pennell, Bryce Heem and Josh Adams form a potent back three while Francois Venter and Ryan Mills continue their midfield partnership.

Kerrod and Taufete’e join Callum Black in the front row while Pierce Phillips and Darren Barry keep their spots in the second row. Skipper GJ van Velze leads from the back row next to Sam Lewis and Marco Mama.

Gareth Milasinovich is added to the replacements off the back of an impressive showing for Worcester Cavaliers on Monday night in their win over Leicester Tigers.

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Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Francois Venter

12 Ryan Mills

11 Josh Adams

10 Duncan Weir

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Callum Black

2 Joe Taufete’e

3 Simon Kerrod

4 Pierce Phillips

5 Darren Barry

6 Marco Mama

7 Sam Lewis

8 GJ van Velze (C)

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton

17 Ryan Bower

18 Gareth Milasinovich

19 Anton Bresler

20 Alafoti Faosiliva

21 Michael Heaney

22 Jono Lance

23 Ashley Beck

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