Warriors name side for Saracens showdown

Warriors Director of Rugby John Brain has made three changes to his starting line-up for the final day thriller with Saracens at Sixways on Saturday (3.05pm kick-off).

Tongan prop Tevita Taumoepeau returns to the starting fifteen with Wales international front row Chris Horsman ruled out with a neck injury.
Gary Trueman also misses out on the final day of the season with a viral infection and is replaced by Mark Tucker.
However, lock Craig Gillies starts after missing the last Guinness Premiership trip to London Irish through suspension and is joined in the second row by Richard Blaze.
Tactical changes on the replacements bench see Marcel Garvey, Thomas Lombard and Tom Harding all return.
“We are very confident in what Tevita can do,” said Brain. “We have won three games with him playing tighthead this season so it is not a major blow to us.”
Worcester start the televised game a single point ahead of Northampton Saints at the foot of the Premiership and with Saracens needing a win to secure a place in the semi-finals the stakes are high.
But Brain is confident his team will rise to the challenge in front of the watching world on television and a sell-out Sixways crowd.
“There will be more than 10,000 supporters at Sixways and it is a game that really means something,” he said. “This is the type of game that players and coaches should relish. We should enjoy the experience and look forward to it. Destiny is in our own hands.”

Worcester Warriors team to face Saracens:


01 Tony Windo, 02 Aleki Lutui, 03 Tevita Taumoepeau, 04 Craig Gillies, 05 Richard Blaze, 06 Drew Hickey, 07 Pat Sanderson (c), 08 Kai Horstmann, 09 Matt Powell, 10 James Brown, 11 Thinus Delport, 12 Mark Tucker, 13 Dale Rasmussen, 14 Lee Best, 15 Shane Drahm


Replacements: 16 Darren Morris, 17 Chris Fortey, 18 Phil Murphy, 19 Tom Harding, 20 Nick Runciman, 21 Thomas Lombard, 22 Marcel Garvey


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