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Team News: Heem returns for Newcastle clash

Aaron Wise 27th Apr, 2017 Updated: 27th Apr, 2017

Warriors have made four changes to the starting line-up ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Kingston Park to take on Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership (kick-off 8pm).

Winger Bryce Heem returns from suspension in place of Josh Adams, with the Welsh youngster missing through a thigh injury.

Heem was on the scoresheet along with Dewald Potgieter in the north east last season, as Warriors edged a slender 15-14 victory.

Worcester, who have not lost in Newcastle since 2009, also welcome back Wynand Olivier to the starting line-up in the centre, replacing Jackson Willison who has a hamstring problem.

Ryan Mills skippers the side from fly-half in the absence of the rested Donncha O’Callaghan.

The Irishman is replaced by Chris Vui in the second row, meaning Potgieter is recalled to the starting line-up in the back row.

Val Rapava Ruskin also returns to the side in place of Ryan Bower at loosehead prop.

On the bench, winger Cooper Vuna is back in the squad and could make his first appearance since early January.

Warriors will be looking to keep up their recent good form which has seen them pick up 17 points in just seven games under director of rugby Gary Gold.



15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Ben Te’o

11 Perry Humphreys

10 Ryan Mills (C)

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Joe Taufete’e

3 Biyi Alo

4 Chris Vui

5 Will Spencer

6 Dewald Potgieter

7 Sam Lewis

8 Marco Mama



16 Jack Singleton

17 Ryan Bower

18 Gareth Milasinovich

19 Darren Barry

20 Alafoti Faosiliva

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Ryan Lamb

23 Cooper Vuna


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