Gear ruled out of Wasps clash

Worcester Warriors have been forced into a team change for the Guinness Premiership clash against champions London Wasps after wing Rico Gear was ruled out through injury.

New Zealand international Gear failed a fitness test on his Achilles on Saturday morning and his place on the wing has now been taken by Chris Pennell.

Charlie Fellows steps up and is named on the replacements bench in place of Pennell.


Warriors hit the road to face Wasps at Adams Park on Sunday with a 3.00pm kick-off.


Warriors v London Wasps


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


1 Matt Mullan
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Chris Horsman
4 Greg Rawlinson (c)
5 Will Bowley
6 Tom Wood
7 James Collins
8 Netani Talei


16 Tevita Taumoepeau
17 Chris Fortey
18 Craig Gillies
19 Kai Horstmann
20 Ryan Powell
21 Loki Crichton
22 Charlie Fellows