21st Oct, 2019

Team News: Van der Sluys set for Warriors debut against Wasps

Aaron Wise 11th Nov, 2016 Updated: 11th Nov, 2016

WARRIORS will hand debuts to trialist Wilhelm van der Sluys and academy youngster Afeafe Haisila Lokotui when they travel to the Ricoh Arena to face Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup this Sunday.

Van der Sluys, who joined the club earlier this week, is straight into the second row while Haisila Lokotui will make his bow on the wing.

Sam Lewis makes his long-awaited return from injury having not featured since scoring a hat-trick against London Scottish in the Championship semi-final second leg in May 2015.

Sam Betty also returns to the back row alongside Lewis and Matt Cox.

Tom Biggs makes his comeback on the wing, while Josh Adams moves to full-back following his impressive two-try showing last Friday against Bristol.

Tom Heathcote skippers the side at fly-half with Max Stelling and Andy Short in the centre, while Michael Dowsett keeps his place at scrum-half.

In the pack, Derrick Appiah makes his first start for the club in the front row with Jack Singleton and Mike Daniels, while Andrew Kitchener partners Van der Sluys in the second row.

Warriors Under 18 youngster Alex Hearle could make his club bow from the bench.

 

Warriors

15 Josh Adams

14 Afeafe Haisila Lokotui

13 Andy Short

12 Max Stelling

11 Tom Biggs

10 Tom Heathcote (C)

9 Michael Dowsett

1 Derrick Appiah

2 Jack Singleton

3 Mike Daniels

4 Andrew Kitchener

5 Wilhelm van der Sluys

6 Sam Betty

7 Sam Lewis

8 Matt Cox

 

Replacements

16 Matti Williams

17 Ryan Bower

18 Biyi Alo

19 Justin Clegg

20 Sam Ripper-Smith

21 Huw Taylor

22 George de Cothi

23 Alex Hearle

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