Gear forced out of Ospreys cup game

Worcester Warriors have been forced into a late change ahead of the EDF Energy Cup clash with Ospreys after wing Rico Gear was ruled out through injury.

Mike Ruddock’s men are due to tackle the reigning cup champions at the Liberty Stadum in Swansea on Sunday (kick-off 3.05pm).

But they will now be without the services of New Zealand wing Gear, who has scored three tries in his last two European games, after he was forced to pull out following the captain’s run on Saturday with an abductor injury.

Director of Rugby Ruddock has now named speedster Charlie Fellows on the wing with Joe Carlisle promoted to the replacements bench.

Warriors v Ospreys

15 Chris Latham
14 Chris Pennell 
13 Alex Grove
12 Sam Tuitupou
11 Charlie Fellows 
10 Matthew Jones
9 Ryan Powell

1 Matt Mullan
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Greg Rawlinson (c)
5 Craig Gillies
6 Matt Cox
7 Jake Abbott
8 Netani Talei

16 Darren Morris
17 Shaun Ruwers
18 Graham Kitchener
19 Rob Wood
20 Matt Powell
21 Loki Crichton
22 Joe Carlisle