21st Jan, 2019

O’Callaghan to captain Warriors in Sixways finale as he calls time on career

Rob George 27th Apr, 2018

DONNCHA O’Callaghan will captain Warriors for the final time in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Harlequins at Sixways (kick-off 3pm) as he plays his last ever game in professional rugby.

O’Callaghan will lead the side out for one final time before the curtain comes down on a career which has seen him win 94 caps for Ireland and represent the British & Irish Lions on four occasions.

It will be a day of celebration at Sixways as Chris Pennell is set to run out for his 200th game for the Club nearly 11 years after making his Warriors debut as a 20-year-old.

Director of Rugby Alan Solomons makes three changes to the side which travelled to Wasps last time out as Francois Hougaard and Marco Mama join O’Callaghan in returning to the starting line-up.

Bryce Heem and Josh Adams will once again link-up with Pennell in the back three, while Ben Te’o will partner Jackson Willison in midfield. Dorian Jones and Hougaard form the half-back combination.

Ryan Bower, Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert line-up in an unchanged front row, while Darren Barry partners O’Callaghan in the second row. GJ van Velze, Sam Lewis and Mama are named in the back row.

Warriors will be looking to secure their Aviva Premiership status with a victory on Saturday and tickets are selling fast.

To buy a ticket visit the Warriors Ticket Office, log-on to www.warriors.co.uk/tickets or call 01905 459309.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Ben Te’o

12 Jackson Willison

11 Josh Adams

10 Dorian Jones

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Ryan Bower

2 Jack Singleton

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)

5 Darren Barry

6 Marco Mama

7 Sam Lewis

8 GJ van Velze

Replacements

16 Joe Taufete’e

17 Ethan Waller

18 Gareth Milasinovich

19 Anton Bresler

20 David Denton

21 Jonny Arr

22 Jamie Shillcock

23 Dean Hammond

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