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Sixways
Att 6,728
Sat 14 Oct 17, 3:00pm

TEAM NEWS | Howe set for Warriors debut against Brive

Winger Tom Howe will make his Warriors debut on Saturday as they host Brive in the opening round of the European Challenge Cup at Sixways (kick-off 3pm).

The former Wasps flier is one of nine changes to the starting line-up as Warriors look to pick up their first win of the 2017/18 season, with the side headed up by Head Coach Carl Hogg.

It’s all-change in the front row as Ethan Waller, Joe Taufete’e and Gareth Milasinovich start for the first time this season after having only featured from the bench in the Aviva Premiership to date.

Pierce Phillips is recalled to the second row and lines up next to Christian Scotland-Williamson who is handed his first start of the campaign.

Perry Humphreys returns to a back three which includes Chris Pennell and Howe while Huw Taylor will make his first appearance of the season in the back row alongside Sam Lewis and skipper GJ van Velze.

Wynand Olivier will get his first start of the campaign next to Ben Te’o in the centres after returning from injury in last weekend’s clash at Bath Rugby.

On the bench, Matti Williams, Darren Barry and Michael Dowsett could make their first appearances of the season should they feature.

Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Tom Howe
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Ben Te’o
11 Perry Humphreys
10 Jamie Shillcock
9 Jonny Arr
1 Ethan Waller
2 Joe Taufete’e
3 Gareth Milasinovich
4 Christian Scotland-Williamson
5 Pierce Phillips
6 Huw Taylor
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze (C)

Replacements
16 Jack Singleton
17 Ryan Bower
18 Biyi Alo
19 Darren Barry
20 Matti Williams
21 Michael Dowsett
22 Jono Lance
23 Dean Hammond

Competition: European Rugby Challenge Cup
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Sean Gallagher
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round:
Attendance: 6,728
No. Name T C D P
15 Guillaume Namy 2T
14 Benito Masilevu
13 Felix le Bourhis
12 Benjamin Petre
11 Nadir Megdoud
10 Mathieu Ugalde 1C 1P
9 Vasil Lobzhanidze
1 Vivian Devisme
2 Thomas Acquier
3 Soso Bekoshvili
4 Jan Uys
5 Sisa Koyamaibole
6 Said Hireche
7 Peniami Narisa
8 Retief Marais
Replacements
16 Mike Tadjer Barbosa
17 Julien Brugnaut 1T
18 Damien Jourdain
19 James Johnston
20 Louis Martin
21 Florian Cazenave
22 Arnaud Mignardi
23 Franck Romanet