Brown and Tucker return for Warriors

Fly half James Brown and centre Mark Tucker are both handed starts as Warriors boss Mike Ruddock makes three changes for the visit of European champions London Wasps to Sixways Stadium (kick-off 5pm).

Brown is handed the number ten shirt with Shane Drahm moving to full back. Tucker comes into the team at inside centre for Gary Trueman.

Director of Rugby Ruddock also makes a change in the front row where prop Darren Morris is handed a first Guinness Premiership start of the season with Tony Windo moving to the replacements bench.

Dominic Feaunati is named amongst the replacements after recovering from the elbow injury that ruled him out of the season opener with Bath Rugby last weekend.

“Winning your home games is vital and we want to create that intimidating fortress where the opposition are not looking forward to visiting and know they are going to have a difficult time,” said Ruddock.

“There is a positive and upbeat environment at the club, now is the time to knuckle down and build a strong reputation at home.

“The fans were fantastic at Bath and we were disappointed not to perform for them on the opening day. We are now doubly determined to put on a show for them and really give them something to shout about.”

Warriors v London Wasps

15 Shane Drahm
14 Thinus Delport
13 Dale Rasmussen
12 Mark Tucker
11 Marcel Garvey
10 James Brown
9 Matt Powell

1 Darren Morris
2 Chris Fortey
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Phil Murphy
5 Craig Gillies
6 Tom Wood
7 Pat Sanderson (c)
8 Kai Horstmann

16 Tony Windo
17 Ben Gotting
18 Will Bowley
19 Gavin Quinnell
20 Ryan Powell
21 Dominic Feaunati
22 Chris Pennell

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