14 - 18HT 8 - 11

Sixways
Att 7,327
Fri 01 Dec 17, 7:45pm

TEAM NEWS | Denton starts as Warriors prepare for Sharks attack

Denton replaces Van Velze as Warriors chase third straight win

Warriors have made just one change to the starting line-up for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at Sixways (kick-off 7.45pm).

Number eight David Denton replaces the injured GJ van Velze as Warriors go in search of a third straight win after victories over Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers in the past fortnight.

Scotland international Denton lines up in the back row next to Alafoti Faosiliva and Sam Lewis while skipper Donncha O’Callaghan gets set for his 50th start for the Club next to the in-form Will Spencer.

Ethan Waller, Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert keep their places in the front row.

In the backs, Chris Pennell, Bryce Heem and Josh Adams are given the nod once again while Ryan Mills and Jackson Willison start in the centre. Francois Hougaard and Jono Lance complete the half-back combination.

Joe Taufete’e is in the matchday 23 after returning from international duty with USA while Pierce Phillips is also recalled to the side.

Warriors have scored 24 tries in their last five outings in all competitions and will be looking to showcase more of the same in attack when the Sharks visit Sixways on Friday night.

Meanwhile Sale have picked up points in all but one of their Premiership outings this season, as they sit just above Warriors in tenth position in the table.

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Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ryan Mills
11 Josh Adams
10 Jono Lance
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Ethan Waller
2 Jack Singleton
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Will Spencer
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
7 Sam Lewis
8 David Denton

Replacements
16 Joe Taufete’e
17 Ryan Bower
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Pierce Phillips
21 Michael Dowsett
22 Sam Olver
23 Dean Hammond

Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Matthew Carley
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round: 10
Attendance: 7,327
No. Name T C D P
15 James O'Connor
14 Denny Solomona
13 Sam James
12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg 1T
11 Byron McGuigan
10 AJ MacGinty 1C 2P
9 Faf de Klerk
1 Ross Harrison
2 Rob Webber
3 Willgriff John
4 Bryn Evans
5 Andrei Ostrikov
6 Jono Ross
7 Ben Curry
8 Josh Strauss
Replacements
16 Cameron Neild
17 James Flynn
18 Halani 'Aulika
19 George Nott
20 TJ Ioane
21 Will Cliff
22 Mark Jennings 1T
23 Mike Haley