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Team News: Potgieter to lead Warriors against Wasps

Aaron Wise 2nd Dec, 2016 Updated: 2nd Dec, 2016

FLANKER Dewald Potgieter will skipper Warriors this Sunday when they take on Wasps at Sixways.

Head coach Carl Hogg has made six changes to the side from last weekend’s Aviva Premiership defeat to Exeter Chiefs, with Sam Lewis set for his first Premiership start in the back row alongside Potgieter and Alafoti Faosiliva, who returns from international duty with Samoa.

In the front row, Georgia star Jaba Bregvadze is also back in the side while Nick Schonert is set for his 50th appearance for the club at tighthead.

Donncha O’Callaghan returns to the starting line-up in the second row.

In the backs, Jackson Willison starts in midfield to partner Wynand Olivier and winger Cooper Vuna returns to the team following his international debut for Tonga last weekend.

Meanwhile, new signing Connor Braid, back row Phil Dowson and prop James Johnston are named among the replacements.

 

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell

14 Bryce Heem

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Cooper Vuna

10 Jamie Shillcock

9 Jonny Arr

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Jaba Bregvadze

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan

5 Darren Barry

6 Dewald Potgieter (C)

7 Sam Lewis

8 Alafoti Faosiliva

 

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton

17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga

18 James Johnston

19 Andrew Kitchener

20 Phil Dowson

21 Michael Dowsett

22 Connor Braid

23 Josh Adams

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