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Team News: Four Warriors changes for season finale

Aaron Wise 5th May, 2017 Updated: 5th May, 2017

WARRIORS have made four changes to the starting line-up ahead of their final Aviva Premiership game of the season against Leicester Tigers at Sixways tomorrow (kick-off 4pm).

Donncha O’Callaghan is recalled to the starting line-up as skipper in the second row in place of the injured Chris Vui, while Phil Dowson will make his final Warriors appearance before retiring.

Dowson steps in for Players’ and Coaches’ Player of the Season Sam Lewis who has a nose injury, as the 35-year-old gets set for his final appearance before hanging up his boots to take up a career in coaching with Northampton Saints.

In the front row, loosehead Ryan Bower starts in place of the suspended Val Rapava Ruskin while young tighthead Gareth Milasinovich is also given the nod.

Cooper Vuna, Ryan Lamb and Ryan Grant are named on the bench in what could be their final appearances for the club before they depart this summer.

Warriors are chasing a first Premiership win over the Tigers since 2008.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Ben Te’o

11 Perry Humphreys

10 Ryan Mills

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Ryan Bower

2 Joe Taufete’e

3 Gareth Milasinovich

4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)

5 Will Spencer

6 Phil Dowson

7 Dewald Potgieter

8 Marco Mama

 

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton

17 Ryan Grant

18 Biyi Alo

19 Darren Barry

20 Alafoti Faosiliva

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Ryan Lamb

23 Cooper Vuna

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