TEAM NEWS | Weir and Miller set for Warriors debuts in Italy

Fly-half Duncan Weir and hooker Isaac Miller will make their first Worcester Warriors appearances on Friday night as Alan Solomons’ side take on Benetton Rugby at Stadio di Monigo (kick-off 7.30pm BST).

Warriors have named a 28-man squad for the pre-season clash, with fellow new signings Francois Venter and Scott van Breda included on the bench, along with Callum Black who could make his first appearance since re-joining the Club.

Chris Pennell is joined by Dean Hammond and Perry Humphreys in the back three while 18-year-old Academy youngster Ollie Lawrence forms a central partnership with Ryan Mills. Scotland international Weir links up with Springbok Francois Hougaard in the half-back pairing.

Ryan Bower, Isaac Miller and Gareth Milasinovich start in the front row with Anton Bresler and Darren Barry in the second row.

Recently-appointed Club captain GJ van Velze leads the side from the back row alongside Alafoti Faosiliva and Sam Lewis.

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15 Chris Pennell
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Ollie Lawrence
12 Ryan Mills
11 Dean Hammond
10 Duncan Weir
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Ryan Bower
2 Isaac Miller
3 Gareth Milasinovich
4 Anton Bresler
5 Darren Barry
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze (C)

16 Callum Black
17 Joe Taufete’e
18 Simon Kerrod
19 Andrew Kitchener
20 Pierce Phillips
21 Matt Cox
22 Matti Williams
23 Marco Mama
24 Jonny Arr
25 Jamie Shillcock
26 Tom Howe
27 Francois Venter
28 Scott van Breda


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