Lock Gillies back for Bath time

Craig Gillies returns to the starting line-up as Worcester Warriors take on Bath Rugby in the Guinness Premiership at The Recreation Ground (kick-off 2.15pm).

Lock Gillies replaces Will Bowley, who is ruled out with a broken thumb, and highly-rated second row Graham Kitchener comes onto the replacements bench.

Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock also make a change in the front row with prop Tevita Taumoepeau starting with Chris Horsman among the replacements.

Worcester’s final change to the side that were narrowly beaten by Leicester Tigers last weekend comes in the back row where Kai Horstmann plays at blindside flanker with Tom Wood moving to openside to replace the injured James Collins.

In a late change, Matthew Jones also forced out of the game through injury with his place going to Joe Carlisle. 

Skipper Pat Sanderson (quad), Rico Gear (Achillies), Marcel Garvey (hip) and Hal Luscombe (knee) are ruled out through injury.

Warriors v Bath Rugby

15 Chris Latham
14 Chris Pennell
13 Dale Rasmussen
12 Sam Tuitupou
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Loki Crichton
9 Ryan Powell

1 Matt Mullan
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Greg Rawlinson (c)
5 Craig Gillies
6 Kai Horstmann
7 Tom Wood
8 Netani Talei

16 Chris Horsman
17 Chris Fortey
18 Graham Kitchener
19 Matt Cox
20 Ben Jones
21 Joe Carlisle
22 Charlie Fellows