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Team News: Mills returns to face former club

Aaron Wise 21st Sep, 2017 Updated: 21st Sep, 2017

RYAN Mills returns from injury to start at fly-half as Warriors make the short trip down the M5 to face rivals Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow night.

The number ten will come up against his former club as director of rugby Gary Gold makes three changes to his starting 15 for the clash at Kingsholm (kick-off 7.45pm).

Peter Stringer is handed his first start at scrum-half in the absence of Jonny Arr (concussion), whilst Alafoti Faosiliva slots into the back row in place of the injured Matt Cox (bicep).

There is a welcome return for summer signing David Denton who could make his debut from the replacements bench after recovering from a calf problem, as well as new loan signing Jono Kitto, who joined from Leicester Tigers earlier this week.

Dean Hammond is also restored to the squad among the replacements as Warriors go in search of their first points of the season.


Warriors side to face Gloucester:

15 Josh Adams, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Ben Te’o, 11 Bryce Heem, 10 Ryan Mills, 9 Peter Stringer, 1 Ryan Bower, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Biyi Alo, 4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C), 5 Pierce Phillips, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 GJ van Velze

Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Gareth Milasinovich, 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 20 David Denton, 21 Jono Kitto, 22 Dean Hammond, 23 Jamie Shillcock


Gloucester side to face Warriors:

15 Jason Woodward, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Billy Twelvetrees, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Willi Heinz (C), 1 Val Rapava Ruskin, 2 Motu Matu’u, 3 John Afoa, 4 Ed Slater, 5 Jeremy Thrush, 6 Freddie Clarke, 7 Jacob Rowan, 8 Ruan Ackermann

 Replacements: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Josh Hohneck, 18 Gareth Denman, 19 Tom Savage, 20 Lewis Ludlow, 21 Ben Vellacott, 22 Henry Trinder, 23 David Halaifonua

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