27 - 20HT 20 - 3

Charles Mathon
Att 3,500
Fri 15 Dec 17, 8:00pm

TEAM NEWS | Warriors make two changes for trip to Oyonnax

Carl Hogg has made two changes to the Warriors side ahead of Friday’s European Challenge Cup clash with Oyonnax Rugby at Stade Charles Mathon (kick-off 8pm CET).

Chris Pennell comes in at centre, while Simon Kerrod is given a start at tighthead as Warriors Head Coach Hogg keeps faith with the majority of the side which dispatched Oyonnax at Sixways last Saturday.

Ryan Bower will again captain the side from the front row alongside Kerrod and Joe Taufete’e, while Darren Barry and Pierce Phillips start in the second row.

David Denton continues at number eight and will be joined in the back row by Huw Taylor and Andrew Durutalo.

There is plenty of pace in the backline as Ben Howard retains his place at full-back, while Tom Howe – fresh from his two-try heroics at Sixways last Saturday – starts on the wing, as does Perry Humphreys on the opposite side.

Pennell will partner Max Stelling in midfield, with the latter looking for his tenth European try as he prepares to make his 22nd appearance in the competition.

Josh Adams comes onto the bench as Dean Hammond drops out of the squad after sustaining a head injury last time out.




15 Ben Howard
14 Tom Howe
13 Chris Pennell
12 Max Stelling
11 Perry Humphreys
10 Sam Olver
9 Michael Dowsett

1 Ryan Bower (C)
2 Joe Taufete’e
3 Simon Kerrod
4 Pierce Phillips
5 Darren Barry
6 Huw Taylor
7 Andrew Durutalo
8 David Denton

16 Kurt Haupt
17 Gareth Milasinovich
18 Biyi Alo
19 Alafoti Faosiliva
20 Matti Williams
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Jamie Shillcock
23 Josh Adams

Competition: European Rugby Challenge Cup
Venue: Charles Mathon
Referee: Vlad Iordachescu
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round:
Attendance: 3,500
No. Name T C D P
15 UJ Seuteni
14 Silvere Tian
13 Vincent Lasmarrigues 1T
12 Maxime Veau
11 Tim Giresse
10 Anthony Fuertes
9 Julien Audy 1T 3C 2P
1 Khatchik Vartanov
2 Hika Elliot
3 Irakli Mirtskhulava
4 Geoffrey Fabbri
5 Christian Njewel
6 Shay Kerry
7 Bilel Taieb
8 Thibault Tauleigne
16 Benjamin Geledan
17 Kevin Buys
18 Thomas Laclayat
19 Valentin Ursache 1T
20 Luc Barba
21 James Hall
22 Bjorn Basson
23 Maxime Fucina