Delport back for Quins clash

South African international Thinus Delport wins a recall as Worcester Warriors prepare to face Harlequins in a crunch Guinness Premiership clash at Sixways Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Delport is named at full back, in place of Chris Pennell, as Warriors hunt a first league win of the season in what is sure to be a post-Christmas cracker on home soil.

Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock welcomes back New Zealand international lock Greg Rawlinson after an ankle injury forced him out of the narrow defeat to London Irish. Will Bowley moves to the replacements bench.


Flanker Tom Wood makes his comeback in place of Fijian international Netani Talei, who is ruled out with a knee injury. Drew Hickey also starts in the back row after No. 8 Kai Horstmann suffered an ankle problem. 


Gavin Quinnell is named on the bench alongside wing Miles Benjamin who will be eager to again impress after scoring a stunning individual try in the last game at Sixways against GRAN Parma.


Warriors v Harlequins


15 Thinus Delport
14 Rico Gear
13 Dale Rasmussen
12 Sam Tuitupou
11 Marcel Garvey
10 Shane Drahm
9 Matt Powell


1 Matt Mullan
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Greg Rawlinson
5 Craig Gillies
6 Tom Wood
7 Pat Sanderson (c)
8 Drew Hickey


16 Darren Morris
17 Chris Fortey
18 Will Bowley
19 Gavin Quinnell
20 Jonny Arr
21 Loki Crichton
22 Miles Benjamin