36 - 26HT 21 - 14

AJ Bell Stadium
Att 5,966
Fri 07 Apr 17, 7:45pm

TEAM NEWS | Te’o returns for Sharks encounter

England international Ben Te’o returns to the Warriors starting line-up for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).

The powerful centre has been limited to just eight appearances for his Club this season but has scored four times in the process and is a welcome return ahead of Warriors’ run-in to the end of the season.

Te’o slots into the side at 12 alongside outside centre Jackson Willison, while Ryan Mills and Francois Hougaard form the half-back combination.

In the back three, Chris Pennell and Josh Adams are joined by Perry Humphreys, who starts in place of the suspended Bryce Heem.

The only change in the pack comes in the front row, where Ryan Bower replaces Val Rapava Ruskin who misses out with a rib problem.

In the replacements, Ryan Grant could be set for his Warriors debut while Darren Barry is recalled to the squad, with his last appearance coming in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Cardiff Blues at the start of February.

Ryan Lamb is also named on the bench and could make his 50th appearance for the Club.

15 Chris Pennell
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ben Te’o
11 Josh Adams
10 Ryan Mills
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Ryan Bower
2 Joe Taufete’e
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Will Spencer
6 Chris Vui
7 Sam Lewis
8 Marco Mama

16 Jaba Bregvadze
17 Ryan Grant
18 Biyi Alo
19 Darren Barry
20 Dewald Potgieter
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Wynand Olivier

Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium
Referee: Matthew Carley
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 19
Attendance: 5,966
No. Name T C D P
15 Mike Haley 1T
14 Denny Solomona
13 Sam James 2T
12 Mark Jennings
11 Byron McGuigan 1T
10 AJ MacGinty 4C 1P
9 Mike Phillips
1 Ross Harrison
2 Rob Webber
3 Halani 'Aulika
4 Bryn Evans
5 Andrei Ostrikov
6 Cameron Neild
7 Tom Curry
8 Josh Beaumont
16 Ben Curry 1T
17 Jake Pope
18 Kieran Longbottom
19 George Nott
20 Laurence Pearce
21 James Mitchell
22 Sam Bedlow
23 Josh Charnley