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Team News: Mama returns for Dragons test

Aaron Wise 15th Dec, 2016 Updated: 15th Dec, 2016

MARCO Mama returns to Warriors’ starting line-up for Friday night’s clash with Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Challenge Cup at Rodney Parade.

Backs coach Sam Vesty has made three changes to the team that defeated the Dragons at Sixways last weekend.

Ryan Bower and Mike Daniels are restored to the front row, while Mama comes into the back row to make his first appearance since September.

The rest of the pack remains unchanged, as does the whole backline, with centre Ryan Mills to lead the side in Wales.

In the replacements, Warriors name seven forwards and just one back in 19-year-old Jamie Shillcock.

Loosehead Derrick Appiah, tighthead Nick Schonert and flanker Sam Ripper-Smith are all new names to the teamsheet, as the Sixways outfit look to do the double over Newport and push for a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

 

Warriors

15 Josh Adams

14 Ben Howard

13 Max Stelling

12 Ryan Mills (C)

11 Dean Hammond

10 Connor Braid

9 George de Cothi

1 Ryan Bower

2 Jack Singleton

3 Mike Daniels

4 Will Spencer

5 Christian Scotland-Williamson

6 Sam Betty

7 Marco Mama

8 Matt Cox

 

Replacements

16 Matti Williams

17 Derrick Appiah

18 Nick Schonert

19 Andrew Kitchener

20 Huw Taylor

21 Charlie Hewitt

22 Sam Ripper-Smith

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