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Sun 11 Nov 18, 3:00pm

Team news | Olivier set for 50th Warriors appearance

Wynand Olivier will make his 50th Warriors appearance when his side take on Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup at Allianz Park on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

Warriors have named three loan players in a much-changed line-up as they search for their third win of the competition.

Lock Lewis Bean and centre James Williams, who are on loan from National One club Birmingham Moseley, will start against the reigning Gallagher Premiership champions with Hartpury hooker Jordan Liney named as a replacement.

Bean, a serving soldier, and Williams have played for Worcester Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield this season and have also trained regularly with Warriors at Sixways. Liney joined Greene King IPA Championship club Hartpury during the summer from Bristol Bears’ Academy.

Blindside flanker Zac Xiourouppa will make his first Warriors appearance in two years and full-back Nick David his debut. Xiourouppa has been recalled from a loan spell with Cornish Pirates in the Championship while David made his debut for Moseley, where he is dual-registered, at Loughborough Students last Saturday.

Hooker Beck Cutting, prop Nick Rigby and winger Alex Hearle, who are dual- registered with Hartpury, Birmingham & Solihull and Moseley respectively, are among those named in a Warriors squad for the first time this season.

South Africa centre Olivier will captain Warriors and Zimbabwe prop Farai Mudariki, who is returning from a neck injury, will provide international experience at Allianz Park.

Warriors
15 Nick David
14 Dean Hammond
13 Wynand Olivier (C)
12 James Williams
11 Tom Howe
10 Scott van Breda
9 Luke Baldwin
1 Ryan Bower
2 Beck Cutting
3 Simon Kerrod
4 Lewis Bean
5 Andrew Kitchener
6 Zac Xiourouppa
7 Matti Williams
8 Matt Cox

Replacements
16 Jordan Liney
17 Ethan Waller
18 Farai Mudariki
19 James Scott
20 Nick Rigby
22 Alex Hearle
23 Luke Scully

Competition: Premiership Rugby Cup
Venue: Allianz Park
Referee: Matthew O'Grady
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 3
Attendance:
No. Name T C D P
15 Matt Gallagher
14 Ali Crossdale 2T
13 Marcelo Bosch
12 Dom Morris
11 Alex Lewington 1T
10 Max Malins
9 Tom Whiteley 2C
1 Richard Barrington
2 Christopher Tolofua
3 Chris Judge
4 Dominic Day
5 Will Skelton 1T
6 Calum Clark
7 Schalk Burger 1T
8 Ben Earl 1T
Replacements
16 Tom Woolstencroft
17 Ralph Adams-Hale
18 Hisa Sasagi
19 Jonathan Kpoku
20 Joel Kpoku
21 Michael Rhodes
22 Henry Taylor
23 Nick Tompkins