10 - 41HT 3 - 24

Att 7,023
Fri 15 Sep 17, 7:45pm

TEAM NEWS | Alo starts for Warriors against champions


Warriors have made just one change to the starting line-up ahead of this Friday’s Aviva Premiership battle with reigning champions Exeter Chiefs (kick-off 7.45pm).


Tighthead Biyi Alo, who crossed the whitewash after coming on as a replacement in the first minute of last weekend’s clash with Wasps, starts in the front row next to Ryan Bower and Jack Singleton.

Alo replaces Nick Schonert who is sidelined with a lengthy ankle injury while Pierce Phillips keeps his place in the second row alongside skipper Donncha O’Callaghan.

Matt Cox, Sam Lewis and GJ van Velze occupy the back row once again while Jonny Arr and Tom Heathcote form the half-back pairing.

Ben Te’o and Jackson Willison start in midfield while the pacey back three of Bryce Heem, Perry Humphreys and Josh Adams will look to cause the Chiefs a headache on Friday night under the lights of Sixways.

Tighthead Gareth Milasinovich returns to the squad following a hamstring injury and could make his first appearance of the campaign from the replacements bench.

15 Josh Adams
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ben Te’o
11 Bryce Heem
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Jonny Arr
1 Ryan Bower
2 Jack Singleton
3 Biyi Alo
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Pierce Phillips
6 Matt Cox
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze

16 Joe Taufete’e
17 Ethan Waller
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Alafoti Faosiliva
21 Peter Stringer
22 Sam Olver
23 Jamie Shillcock

Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Ian Tempest
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round: 3
Attendance: 7,023
No. Name T C D P
15 Phill Dollman
14 Jack Nowell 1T
13 Henry Slade
12 Ian Whitten
11 Olly Woodburn 1T
10 Gareth Steenson 5C 2P
9 Nic White
1 Carl Rimmer
2 Jack Yeandle
3 Tomas Francis
4 Mitch Lees
5 Jonny Hill 1T
6 Dave Dennis
7 Don Armand
8 Sam Simmonds 2T
16 Elvis Taione
17 Ben Moon
18 Harry Williams
19 Sam Skinner
20 Matt Kvesic
21 Stu Townsend
22 Max Bodilly
23 Lachie Turner


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