46 - 31HT 17 - 17

Allianz Park
Att 9,999
Sat 30 Dec 17, 3:00pm

TEAM NEWS | Three changes to Warriors ahead of Saracens trip

Three changes to starting line-up for trip to European champions

Gareth Milasinovich, Sam Olver and Darren Barry are brought into Warriors’ Aviva Premiership starting line-up for this Saturday’s clash with Saracens at Allianz Park (kick-off 3pm).

Milasinovich deputises in the front row next to Ethan Waller and Jack Singleton as Nick Schonert misses out through an ankle injury.

Barry partners skipper Donncha O’Callaghan in the second row as Will Spencer is forced out with a back problem, while David Denton, Sam Lewis and GJ van Velze keep their spots in the back row.

Fly-half Olver meanwhile replaces Jono Lance who broke his hand against London Irish last time out and will partner Francois Hougaard in the half-back pairing.

The rest of the backline remains unchanged from the one that beat Irish, as Chris Pennell, Bryce Heem and Josh Adams form the pacey back three with Jackson Willison and Ryan Mills in the centre.

In the replacements, Kurt Haupt steps in for Joe Taufete’e who has returned to the USA for personal reasons, while tighthead Simon Kerrod could make his first Premiership appearance.

Lock Pierce Phillips and utility back Jamie Shillcock are also called onto the replacements bench, with the latter having racked up a 15-point haul last time out as he helped a young Worcester Cavaliers defeat an international-studded Newcastle Falcons 35-29 earlier this month.

Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ryan Mills
11 Josh Adams
10 Sam Olver
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Ethan Waller
2 Jack Singleton
3 Gareth Milasinovich
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Darren Barry
6 David Denton
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze

Replacements
16 Kurt Haupt
17 Ryan Bower
18 Simon Kerrod
19 Pierce Phillips
20 Alafoti Faosiliva
21 Michael Dowsett
22 Jamie Shillcock
23 Perry Humphreys

Competition: Aviva Premiership Rugby
Venue: Allianz Park
Referee: Christophe Ridley
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 12
Attendance: 9,999
No. Name T C D P
15 Alex Goode
14 Sean Maitland 1T
13 Marcelo Bosch
12 Brad Barritt
11 Nathan Earle 2T
10 Owen Farrell 5C 2P
9 Ben Spencer 1T
1 Richard Barrington
2 Jamie George
3 Juan Figallo
4 Will Skelton
5 Nick Isiekwe
6 Michael Rhodes
7 Schalk Burger
8 Jackson Wray 2T
Replacements
16 Christopher Tolofua
17 Mako Vunipola
18 Vincent Koch
19 Mark Flanagan
20 Calum Clark
21 Richard Wigglesworth
22 Alex Lozowski
23 Duncan Taylor