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Team News: Hammond and Lewis to start in Bath clash

Aaron Wise 6th Oct, 2017 Updated: 6th Oct, 2017

DEAN Hammond and Sam Lewis have been restored to Warriors’ starting line-up for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bath at The Rec (kick-off 3pm).

Hammond forms the back three with Josh Adams and Chris Pennell, whilst Ben Te’o and Jackson Willison continue their midfield partnership.

Scrum-half Jonny Arr gets set for his 193rd appearance for the club alongside 20-year-old stand-off Jamie Shillcock.

Lewis returns to the back row to line up next to GJ van Velze and David Denton, who will face up against his former club.

Donncha O’Callaghan skippers Warriors from the second row next to Will Spencer, another ex-Bath man, who scored against his former employers the last time the sides met as Warriors secured a 25-19 win back in April.

New signing Jono Lance could make his debut from the bench, while former Bath players Peter Stringer and Alafoti Faosiliva are among the replacements.

Wynand Olivier is also back in the Worcester 23 after returning from a hamstring injury.


Warriors side to face Bath:

15 Chris Pennell, 14 Josh Adams, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Dean Hammond, 10 Jamie Shillcock, 9 Jonny Arr, 1 Ryan Bower, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Biyi Alo, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C), 5 Will Spencer, 6 David Denton, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 GJ van Velze

Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Gareth Milasinovich, 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 20 Alafoti Faosiliva, 21 Peter Stringer, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Wynand Olivier


Bath side to face Warriors:

15 Anthony Watson, 14 Semesa Rokoduguni, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Aled Brew, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Chris Cook, 1 Beno Obano, 2 Jack Walker, 3 Anthony Perenise, 4 Charlie Ewels (C), 5 Elliott Stooke, 6 Zach Mercer, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Taulupe Faletau

Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 James Phillips, 20 Levi Douglas, 21 Kahn Fotuali’i, 22 Josh Lewis, 23 Max Clark


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