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Team News: O’Callaghan and Stringer to face former club Munster

Aaron Wise 23rd Aug, 2017 Updated: 23rd Aug, 2017

DONNCHA O’Callaghan will skipper Warriors against his old side Munster tomorrow night (Thursday) at Sixways in the club’s final pre-season clash ahead of the new Aviva Premiership campaign (kick-off 7.30pm).

O’Callaghan’s former Ireland and Munster teammate Peter Stringer also starts for Warriors, who have made six changes from the side that faced Birmingham Moseley last weekend.

Stringer forms the half-back combination with Sam Olver, whilst Jackson Willison and Wynand Olivier start in midfield.

The back three sees pacey young trio Josh Adams, Perry Humphreys and Dean Hammond given the nod, as Worcester look to finish their pre-season campaign in style.

Ryan Bower, Jack Singleton and Biyi Alo occupy the Warriors front row, whilst O’Callaghan is joined by Pierce Phillips in the second row.

GJ van Velze, Sam Lewis and Matt Cox start in the back row.

Warriors have named 14 replacements including Alafoti Faosiliva, who has recently returned from international duty with Samoa over the summer.

 

Warriors

15 Josh Adams

14 Perry Humphreys

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Dean Hammond

10 Sam Olver

9 Peter Stringer

1 Ryan Bower

2 Jack Singleton

3 Biyi Alo

4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)

5 Pierce Phillips

6 Matt Cox

7 Sam Lewis

8 GJ van Velze

 

Replacements

16 Joe Taufete’e

17 Joe Wrafter (Birmingham Moseley)

18 Stefan Thorp (Stourbridge RFC)

19 Christian Scotland-Williamson

20 Huw Taylor

21 Jonny Arr

22 Tom Heathcote

23 Tom Howe

24 Matti Williams

25 Darren Barry

26 Alafoti Faosiliva

27 Will Butler

28 Jamie Shillcock

29 Ben Howard

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