14th Oct, 2019

Team News: O’Callaghan returns for Gloucester derby

Aaron Wise 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

BRITISH and Irish Lion Donncha O’Callaghan returns to Warriors’ side for their first home match of the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership tomorrow night against rivals Gloucester.

Giant lock O’Callaghan is one of three changes to the starting line-up along with tighthead prop James Johnston and flanker Alafoti Faosiliva, while Phil Dowson skippers the side from number eight.

Head coach Carl Hogg, who spent seven years at Gloucester before making the move up the M5 to Sixways, keeps the same backline that featured at Twickenham last weekend against Saracens.

Former Gloucester player Ryan Lamb starts at fly-half and is just 11 Aviva Premiership points short of the 1000-mark.

Tighthead Mike Daniels and flanker Carl Kirwan are named among the replacements as Warriors go in search of their first win of the new campaign.

 

Warriors

15 Jackson Willison

14 Dean Hammond

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Ben Te’o

11 Cooper Vuna

10 Ryan Lamb

9 Jonny Arr

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Niall Annett

3 James Johnston

4 Donncha O’Callaghan

5 Darren Barry

6 Alafoti Faosiliva

7 Marco Mama

8 Phil Dowson (C)

 

Replacements

16 Jaba Bregvadze

17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga

18 Mike Daniels

19 Christian Scotland-Williamson

20 Carl Kirwan

21 Luke Baldwin

22 Tom Heathcote

23 Perry Humphreys

 

 

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