13th Dec, 2017

Team News: Denton starts as Warriors go in search of third straight win

Aaron Wise 30th Nov, 2017 Updated: 30th Nov, 2017

WARRIORS have made just one change to the starting line-up for tomorrow night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at Sixways (kick-off 7.45pm).

Number eight David Denton replaces the injured GJ van Velze as Warriors go in search of a third straight win after victories over Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers in the past fortnight.

Scotland international Denton lines up in the back row next to Alafoti Faosiliva and Sam Lewis, whilst skipper Donncha O’Callaghan gets set for his 50th start for the club next to the in-form Will Spencer.

Ethan Waller, Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert keep their places in the front row.

In the backs Chris Pennell, Bryce Heem and Josh Adams are given the nod once again while Ryan Mills and Jackson Willison start in the centre.

Francois Hougaard and Jono Lance complete the half-back combination.

Joe Taufete’e is in the matchday 23 after returning from international duty with USA, while Pierce Phillips is also recalled to the side.

 

Warriors side to face Sharks:

15 Chris Pennell, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C), 5 Will Spencer, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 David Denton

Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Gareth Milasinovich, 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 20 Pierce Phillips, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Sam Olver, 23 Dean Hammond

 

Sharks side to face Warriors:

15 James O’Connor, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Sam James, 12 Rohan Janse Van Rensburg, 11 Byron McGuigan, 10.AJ MacGinty, 9 Faf De Klerk, 1 Ross Harrison, 2 Rob Webber, 3 Will-Griff John, 4 Bryn Evans, 5 Andrei Ostrikov, 6 Jono Ross (C), 7 Ben Curry, 8 Josh Strauss

Replacements: 16 Cameron Neild, 17 James Flynn, 18 Halani Aulika, 19 George Nott, 20 TJ Ioane, 21 Will Cliff 22 Mark Jennings, 23 Mike Haley

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