Ruddock names side to tackle Steelmen

Flanker James Collins will captain Worcester Warriors as they take on Ebbw Vale at Sixways Stadium on Saturday in a pre season friendly taking place on the club’s open day. (Kick off 2.30pm)

Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock has named a youthful line up, plus a number of players who have experienced first team rugby.

The team features England Under-20 star Graham Kitchener, experienced first team players Matt Cox and Charlie Fellows as well as Ollie Frost, who scored his first try for Warriors in last week’s pre-season friendly against Doncaster Knights.

Worcester Warriors v Ebbw Vale

15 Calum MacRae, 14 Michael Penn, 13 Ollie Grove, 12 Ed Binham, 11 Charlie Fellows, 10 George Crook, 9 Ollie Frost, 1 Jack Gilding. 2 Jordan Page, 3 Matt Dwyer, 4 Dave Lyons, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 James Freeman, 7 James Collins (c), 8 Matt Cox

Replacements: Mike Hill, Sean McCarthy, Dave Askew, Matt Kvesic, Will Runciman, Sam Miller, Andy Short, George Dixon, James Whybrow, Earl Collins, Chris Surman