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Team News: Hougaard returns while Vui lines up for debut

Aaron Wise 3rd Feb, 2017

FRANCOIS Hougaard will make his long-awaited return from injury tomorrow as Warriors travel to BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park to take on Cardiff Blues in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

The scrum-half, who was part of South Africa’s Sevens side at last summer’s Rio Olympics and represented his country in last year’s Rugby Championship, will feature in a Warriors shirt for the first time since last April.

Meanwhile, December signing Chris Vui will start in the back row alongside Sam Lewis and the fit-again Dewald Potgieter, who skippers the side at number eight.

Ryan Mills makes his 50th Warriors appearance at fly-half, with Jackson Willison and Wynand Olivier forming the centre partnership.

Dean Hammond is back on the wing following his hat-trick against Enisei-STM last month, with Bryce Heem on the opposite side and Josh Adams starting at full-back.

In the pack, Val Rapava Ruskin, Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert occupy the front row, while Will Spencer and Darren Barry team up in the second row.

Among the replacements is Scotland international Tom Heathcote, who could make his first showing since picking up an injury at Wasps in November.

Perry Humphreys and Alafoti Faosiliva are also named on the bench.



15 Josh Adams

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Dean Hammond

10 Ryan Mills

9 Francois Hougaard

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Jack Singleton

3 Nick Schonert

4 Darren Barry

5 Will Spencer

6 Chris Vui

7 Sam Lewis

8 Dewald Potgieter (C)



16 Jaba Bregvadze

17 Ryan Bower

18 Biyi Alo

19 Andrew Kitchener

20 Alafoti Faosiliva

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Tom Heathcote

23 Perry Humphreys

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