23rd Nov, 2017

Team News: Haupt set for debut as Warriors make seven changes

Aaron Wise 10th Nov, 2017 Updated: 10th Nov, 2017

NEW signing Kurt Haupt is one of seven changes to the starting line-up ahead of Warriors’ Anglo-Welsh Cup clash with Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

Ben Howard and academy winger Alex Hearle are both set for their first appearances of the season in the back three, alongside the in-form Dean Hammond.

Will Butler skippers the side again from midfield next to Max Stelling, whilst Luke Baldwin and Sam Olver prepare for their first starts of the campaign in the half-back combination.

The front row sees Simon Kerrod handed his first Warriors start alongside Haupt and Ryan Bower, while Darren Barry and Christian Scotland-Williamson continue their partnership in the second row.

Huw Taylor, Andrew Durutalo and Tom Dodd all keep their places in the back row.

Joe Taufete’e is named among the replacements before he gets set to join the USA on international duty, whilst Gareth Milasinovich and Nick Schonert are also on the bench.

Academy utility back Afeafe Haisila Lokotui could be in line for his first appearance of the campaign, while under-18 youngster Ollie Lawrence is also in the squad, after scoring off the bench on his debut against Sale Sharks last weekend.

 

Warriors side to face Harlequins:

15 Ben Howard, 14 Alex Hearle, 13 Max Stelling, 12 Will Butler (C), 11 Dean Hammond, 10 Sam Olver, 9 Luke Baldwin, 1 Ryan Bower, 2 Kurt Haupt, 3 Simon Kerrod, 4 Christian Scotland-Williamson, 5 Darren Barry, 6 Huw Taylor, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 8 Tom Dodd

Replacements: 16 Joe Taufete’e, 17 Gareth Milasinovich, 18 Nick Schonert, 19 Pierce Phillips, 20 Ted Hill, 21 Peter Stringer, 22 Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, 23 Ollie Lawrence (Warriors Under 18s/Bromsgrove School)

 

Harlequins side to face Warriors:

15 Tim Visser, 14 Gabriel Ibitoye, 13 Harry Sloan, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Alofa Alofa, 10 James Lang, 9 Calum Waters, 1 Mark Lambert, 2 Elia Elia, 3 Josh McNulty, 4 George Merrick, 5 Charlie Matthews, 6 Ben Glynn, 7 James Chisholm (C), 8 Mat Luamanu

Replacements: 16 Charlie Piper, 17 Lewis Boyce, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Dino Lamb, 20 Archie White, 21 Niall Saunders, 22 Marcus Smith, 23 Ross Chisholm

 

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