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Team News: Four changes to Warriors for Bristol battle

Aaron Wise 3rd Mar, 2017 Updated: 3rd Mar, 2017

WARRIORS have made four changes to their starting line-up ahead of Sunday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bristol at Sixways.

Chris Pennell is set to start at full back for the first time since the return fixture at Ashton Gate on Boxing Day, while the in-form Josh Adams moves to the wing.

The backline remains unchanged, but Val Rapava Ruskin, Chris Vui and Marco Mama are all brought into the forward pack as Warriors look to move away from the relegation zone.

Rapava Ruskin returns to the front row following a back problem, while number eight Mama will make his first Premiership start since September as he gets set to battle his former club, whom he helped to reach the top flight last season.

Chris Vui is also restored to the back row after shaking off a knock.

Ryan Lamb is named at replacement fly-half, having last played Bristol in May 2015, where his last-minute kick sealed Warriors’ promotion back to the Premiership.

 

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Josh Adams

10 Ryan Mills

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Niall Annett

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)

5 Will Spencer

6 Chris Vui

7 Sam Lewis

8 Marco Mama

 

Replacements

16 Joe Taufete’e

17 Ryan Bower

18 Biyi Alo

19 Tevita Cavubati

20 Dewald Potgieter

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Ryan Lamb

23 Perry Humphreys

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