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Franklin's Gardens
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Sun 31 Dec 17, 1:30pm

TEAM NEWS | Bresler starts in Cavaliers’ New Year’s Eve Northampton test

Bresler to start in strong Cavaliers side to face Northampton

New Warriors signing Anton Bresler will make his first appearance for the Club on New Year’s Eve as Worcester Cavaliers travel to Franklin’s Gardens for a Premiership Rugby A League test against Northampton Wanderers (kick-off 1.30pm).

Cavaliers name a strong side which includes 11 first-teamers in the starting line-up as Ben Howard, Tom Howe and Dean Hammond start in a pacey back three.

Max Stelling and Will Butler start in the centre while Jamie Shillcock starts at fly-half after having bagged 15 points in Cavaliers’ remarkable win over an international-studded Newcastle Falcons last time out. Luke Baldwin starts at scrum-half.

In the pack, Stourbridge’s Stefan Thorp starts alongside Matti Williams and Biyi Alo while debutant Bresler is joined by Pierce Phillips in the second row.

The back row sees Ted Hill, Andrew Durutalo and Tom Dodd start while Matt Cox returns from a bicep injury and could feature from the replacements bench.

Cavaliers
15 Ben Howard
14 Tom Howe
13 Max Stelling
12 Will Butler (C)
11 Dean Hammond
10 Jamie Shillcock
9 Luke Baldwin
1 Stefan Thorp (Stourbridge RFC)
2 Matti Williams
3 Biyi Alo
4 Anton Bresler
5 Pierce Phillips
6 Ted Hill
7 Andrew Durutalo
8 Tom Dodd

Replacements
16 Beck Cutting
17 Kai Owen (Coventry RFC)
18 Joe Morris
19 Andrew Kitchener
20 Matt Cox
21 George Wootten (University of Bath)
22 Ollie Lawrence (Warriors Under 18s/Bromsgrove School)
23 Afeafe Haisila Lokotui

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