14th Oct, 2019

Team News: Heathcote returns to fly-half

Aaron Wise 30th Sep, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

FLY-HALF Tom Heathcote returns to the side as Warriors go in search of their first win of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership against Newcastle Falcons on Sunday.

Heathcote is the only change to the Warriors starting XV which drew 34-34 with Sale Sharks last Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s clash at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

In the club’s first two home games, Warriors have picked up five points courtesy of two draws, but will be looking to go one better against the Falcons who are coming off the back of an impressive 18-13 victory against Gloucester at Kingsholm.

Back row Matt Cox is named in Warriors’ replacements and could be set for his first appearance of the campaign if he features from the bench.

 

Warriors

15 Jamie Shillcock

14 Perry Humphreys

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Cooper Vuna

10 Tom Heathcote

9 Jonny Arr

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Niall Annett

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan

5 Darren Barry

6 Alafoti Faosiliva

7 Carl Kirwan

8 Phil Dowson (C)

 

Replacements

16 Jaba Bregvadze

17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga

18 James Johnston

19 Christian Scotland-Williamson

20 Matt Cox

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Ryan Lamb

23 Josh Adams

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