21st Oct, 2019

Team News: Taufete'e set for Warriors debut

Aaron Wise 13th Jan, 2017 Updated: 13th Jan, 2017

JOE TAUFETE’E will make his Warriors debut when the club travel to Stade Amedee-Domenech to take on Brive in the European Challenge Cup tomorrow.

The USA international, who moved to Sixways in December, will start at hooker alongside Biyi Alo and skipper Ryan Bower.

Warriors are also boosted by the return of Perry Humphreys, who makes his first appearance since October’s trip to Leicester Tigers.

The club have named a blend of youth and experience for the trip to France as the likes of Marco Mama and Matt Cox are named in the back row, while Luke Baldwin makes his first start since the reverse game with Brive at Sixways.

Will Spencer partners Andrew Kitchener in the second row, while Huw Taylor will start at six.

Jamie Shillcock gets another opportunity to impress at fly-half in a backline, which also includes Dean Hammond, Connor Braid, Max Stelling and Ben Howard.

Jonny Arr could be set for his first appearance in more than a month if he comes off the bench, while Val Rapava Ruskin, Darren Barry and Ryan Mills are also amongst the subs.

 

Warriors

15 Ben Howard

14 Perry Humphreys

13 Max Stelling

12 Connor Braid

11 Dean Hammond

10 Jamie Shillcock

9 Luke Baldwin

1 Ryan Bower (C)

2 Joe Taufete’e

3 Biyi Alo

4 Andrew Kitchener

5 Will Spencer

6 Huw Taylor

7 Marco Mama

8 Matt Cox

 

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton

17 Val Rapava Ruskin

18 Mike Daniels

19 Darren Barry

20 Sam Betty

21 George de Cothi

22 Jonny Arr

23 Ryan Mills

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