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Team News: Shillcock returns for Gloucester derby

Aaron Wise 6th Jan, 2017 Updated: 6th Jan, 2017

WARRIORS youngster Jamie Shillcock returns to the side for tomorrow’s derby with Gloucester at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership.

The 19-year-old is one of three changes to the starting 15 which beat Harlequins at Sixways on New Year’s Day, as Phil Dowson is restored as skipper at number eight.

Dowson replaces Dewald Potgieter, who picked up a knock last Sunday, while Shillcock replaces Josh Adams, who also took a blow to the face against Quins.

Ben Te’o also misses out after failing a late fitness test following an ankle injury sustained last weekend, meaning Wynand Olivier starts at outside centre.

Head coach Carl Hogg has opted for six forward replacements on the bench, with two locks including Tevita Cavubati and Will Spencer, while back row Marco Mama could make his first Premiership appearance since September.

There is a welcome return for scrum-half Luke Baldwin on the bench, who could make his first appearance since October, whilst Ben Howard could be in line for his first Premiership appearance of the season.

 

Warriors

15 Jamie Shillcock

14 Dean Hammond

13 Wynand Olivier

12 Jackson Willison

11 Cooper Vuna

10 Ryan Mills

9 Michael Dowsett

1 Val Rapava Ruskin

2 Jack Singleton

3 Nick Schonert

4 Donncha O’Callaghan

5 Darren Barry

6 Alafoti Faosiliva

7 Sam Lewis

8 Phil Dowson (C)

 

Replacements

16 Jaba Bregvadze

17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga

18 Biyi Alo

19 Tevita Cavubati

20 Will Spencer

21 Marco Mama

22 Luke Baldwin

23 Ben Howard

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