Pennell forced out of Tigers encounter

Worcester Warriors have been forced into a late change ahead of the Guinness Premiership clash with Leicester Tigers after wing Chris Pennell was withdrawn through illness.

Former New Zealand international star Rico Gear comes into the starting line-up and centre Greg King moves up to the bench.

Leicester Tigers have been forced to make two late changes to the starting line-up. Geordan Murphy failed a late fitness test on a back injury and is replaced at full-back by Jeremy Staunton. Lewis Moody takes over the captaincy.

Prop Martin Castrogiovanni picked up an ankle knock in training and was ruled out ahead of kick-off. England international Dan Cole takes his place in the starting front row with Julian White coming into the replacements.

England Under-20 international Andy Forsyth was drafted on to the Tigers bench in place of Johne Murphy

Warriors vs Leicester Tigers

15 Chris Latham
14 Rico Gear
13 Alex Grove
12 Dale Rasmussen
11 Miles Benjamin
10 Willie Walker
9 Jonny Arr

1 Adam Black
2 Aleki Lutui
3 Tevita Taumoepeau
4 Greg Rawlinson
5 Craig Gillies
6 Tom Wood
7 Pat Sanderson (c)
8 Kai Horstmann

Replacements
16 Callum Black
17 Jordan Page
18 Olivier Sourgens
19 Graham Kitchener
20 Chris Cracknell
21 Louis Silver
22 Matthew Jones
23 Greg King