16th Nov, 2018

Trio of loan players in Warriors squad for Sarries trip

Correspondent 9th Nov, 2018 Updated: 9th Nov, 2018

WORCESTER Warriors have named three loan players in a much-changed squad for Sunday’s Premiership Rugby Cup match against Saracens at Allianz Park (kick-off 3.00pm).

Lock Lewis Bean and centre James Williams, who are on loan from National One club Birmingham Moseley, will start against the reigning Gallagher Premiership champions with Hartpury hooker Jordan Liney named as a replacement.

Bean, a serving soldier, and Williams have played for Worcester Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield this season and have also trained regularly with Warriors at Sixways. Liney joined Greene King IPA Championship club Hartpury during the summer from Bristol Bears’ Academy.

Blindside flanker Zac Xiourouppa will make his first Warriors appearance in two years and full-back Nick David his debut. Xiourouppa has been recalled from a loan spell with Cornish Pirates in the Championship while David made his debut for Moseley, where he is dual-registered, at Loughborough Students last Saturday.

Hooker Beck Cutting, prop Nick Rigby and wing Alex Hearle who are dual- registered with Hartpury, Birmingham & Solihull and Moseley respectively, are named in a Warriors squad for the first time this season.

South Africa centre Wynand Olivier, who will captain Warriors at Allianz Park, and Zimbabwe prop Farai Mudariki, who is returning from a neck injury, provide international experience.

Warriors

15 Nick David

14 Dean Hammond

13 Wynand Olivier (C)

12 James Williams

11 Tom Howe

10 Scott van Breda

9 Luke Baldwin

1 Ryan Bower

2 Beck Cutting

3 Simon Kerrod

4 Lewis Bean

5 Andrew Kitchener

6 Zac Xiourouppa

7 Matti Williams

8 Matt Cox

Replacements

16 Jordan Liney

17 Ethan Waller

18 Farai Mudariki

19 James Scott

20 Nick Rigby

21 Jonny Arr

22 Alex Hearle

23 Luke Scully

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