Kitchener called into the Warriors side

Worcester Warriors have been forced into a late change ahead of this evening’s crunch Guinness Premiership clash with Newcastle Falcons at Sixways Stadium (kick-off 8pm).

Former New Zealand international lock Greg Rawlinson has been ruled out of the top-flight clash with a virus.

Warriors Academy product Graham Kitchener will now start the league game alongside Craig Gillies in the second row, with Will Bowley moving onto the replacements bench.

Warriors vs Newcastle Falcons

15 Chris Latham
14 Chris Pennell
13 Dale Rasmussen
12 Sam Tuitupou
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Willie Walker
9 Jonny Arr

1 Adam Black
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Graham Kitchener
5 Craig Gillies
6 Chris Cracknell
7 Pat Sanderson (c)
8 Kai Horstmann

16 Matt Mullan
17 Chris Fortey
18 Olivier Sourgens
19 Will Bowley
20 Tom Wood
21 Ryan Powell
22 Matthew Jones
23 Rico Gear