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Team News: Warriors unchanged for trip to Welford Road

Aaron Wise 24th Nov, 2017 Updated: 24th Nov, 2017

DIRECTOR of rugby Gary Gold has named an unchanged starting line-up for Warriors’ Aviva Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers tomorrow at Welford Road (kick-off 3pm).

Bryce Heem will again be looking to cause problems on the wing after his hat-trick against Northampton and lines up with Chris Pennell and Josh Adams in the back three.

Jackson Willison partners Ryan Mills in midfield, while the half-back combination sees Jono Lance paired with Francois Hougaard.

Ethan Waller is given his third Premiership start of the season alongside Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert in the front row, whilst Donncha O’Callaghan skippers the side at lock next to Will Spencer.

Sam Lewis starts at openside flanker after signing a new contract earlier this week, while Alafoti Faosiliva and GJ van Velze are also named in the back row.

David Denton returns to the bench, as does Kurt Haupt.


Warriors side to face Tigers: 

15 Chris Pennell, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Ryan Mills, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Jono Lance, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Jack Singleton, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Donncha O‘Callaghan (C), 5 Will Spencer, 6 Alafoti Faosiliva, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 GJ van Velze

Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Ryan Bower, 18 Gareth Milasinovich, 19 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 20 David Denton, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Sam Olver, 23 Dean Hammond


Tigers side to face Warriors:

15 Telusa Veainu; 14 Nick Malouf, 13 Matt Smith, 12 Gareth Owen, 11 Adam Thompstone; 10 Joe Ford, 9 Sam Harrison; 1 Greg Bateman, 2 Harry Thacker, 3 Pat Cilliers; 4 Dom Barrow (C), 5 Graham Kitchener; 6 Mike Williams, 7 Brendon O’Connor, 8 Valentino Mapapalangi

Replacements: 16 George McGuigan, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Chris Baumann, 19 Mike Fitzgerald, 20 Will Evans, 21 Ben White, 22 Tom Hardwick, 23 Mathew Tait

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