25th Jan, 2020

Team News: Annett and Dowson return for Saints test

Aaron Wise 24th Feb, 2017 Updated: 24th Feb, 2017

NIALL Annett and Phil Dowson are among three changes to Warriors’ starting line-up ahead of their trip to Franklin’s Gardens to take on Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow.

Hooker Annett will make his first appearance since picking up an injury in the return fixture against Saints in November, while back row Dowson is recalled to the line-up in place of Chris Vui, who picked up a knock in training.

Dowson, who announced this week he will be returning to Franklin’s Gardens in the summer as an assiatant coach, is set for his 260th Premiership appearance.

Sam Lewis is also recalled to the side, replacing Alafoti Faosiliva who misses out because of a knee problem.

The backline remains unchanged for a third week running, but fit-again full-back Chris Pennell is handed a place on the bench and could make his first appearance in almost two months.



15 Josh Adams

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Perry Humphreys

10 Ryan Mills

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Ryan Bower

2 Niall Annett

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)

5 Will Spencer

6 Phil Dowson

7 Sam Lewis

8 Dewald Potgieter



16 Jaba Bregvadze

17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga

18 Biyi Alo

19 Tevita Cavuabti

20 Marco Mama

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Ryan Lamb

23 Chris Pennell

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