TEAM NEWS | Slowik set for Club debut in Oxford

Auguy Slowik will make his first appearance in Club colours when an experienced Worcester Cavaliers take on Oxford University at Iffley Road tonight (kick-off 7.30pm).

The 22-year-old will line-up on the wing after joining the Club from Bristol Rugby last week.

The match also sees a return to action for Ben Howard, who will start at full-back for his first appearance since pre-season.

Tom Biggs will be given more valuable game-time in the number 11 jersey, while Andy Short will partner Afeafe Haisila Lokotui in midfield.

Hatpury College’s Tim Stephenson comes in at fly-half, while George de Cothi completes the backline at scrum-half.

In the forward pack, Ryan Bower is named at loosehead prop, while James Johnston gets a run-out at tighthead. Loughborough University’s Will Priesty will start at hooker.

Kailus Hutchinson will partner Wilham van der Sluys in the second row, while Huw Taylor will captain the side at number eight, alongside flankers Sam Ripper-Smith and Sam Lewis.  

15 Ben Howard
14 Auguy Slowik
13 Afeafe Haisila Lokotui
12 Andy Short
11 Tom Biggs
10 Tim Stephenson – Hartpury College
9 George de Cothi

1 Ryan Bower
2 Will Priestly –  Loughborough University
3 James Johnston
4 Kailus Hutchinson
5 Wilham van der Sluys
6 Sam Ripper-Smith
7 Sam Lewis
8 Huw Taylor (C)

16 Beck Cutting – Bromsgrove School/Under 18s
17 Biyi Alo
18 TBC
19 James Scott – Malvern College/Under 18s
20 Ben Fowles
21 George Wooten – Bromsgrove School/Under 18s
22 Alex Forrester – Hartpury College/Under 18s

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