Ruddock hands Jones home debut

Summer signing Matthew Jones will make his home debut after Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock named a strong side for the pre-season clash with Moseley at Sixways Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Ruddock has selected a strong line-up for the only game on home soil during the pre-season schedule for Tony Windo’s Testimonial Match.

Fly half Jones, who impressed at the Middlesex Sevens and away to Doncaster Knights, is handed the number ten jersey in a side captained by Pat Sanderson.

Miles Benjamin, Marcel Garvey and Tom Wood all start, after playing at the Sevens at Twickenham last weekend.

Ruddock has made it clear that his intention is to give the majority of the squad game time with Rico Gear, Loki Crichton, Kai Horstmann, Greg Rawlinson and Chris Horsman among the replacements.

Warriors v Moseley

15 Chris Pennell
14 Marcel Garvey
13 Dale Rasmussen
12 Sam Tuitupou
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Matthew Jones
9 Matt Powell

1 Matt Mullan
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Will Bowley
5 Craig Gillies
6 Tom Wood
7 Pat Sanderson (c)
8 Netani Talei

Callum Black, Darren Morris, Chris Fortey, Chris Horsman, Shaun Ruwers, Greg Rawlinson, Matt Cox, James Collins, Kai Horstmann, Jonny Arr, Joe Carlisle, Charlie Fellows, Greg King, Alex Grove, Rico Gear, Loki Crichton

Tickets are still available for the testimonial game at the suggested donation price of £10 for adults and £5 for juniors from the official website or from the club reception on 01905 454183 during opening hours for anyone wishing to pay an alternative amount.