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Stade du Hameau
Att 6,149
Fri 07 Dec 18, 8:00pm

Faosiliva back for Pau trip

Warriors blindside flanker Alafoti Faosiliva will make his first start since the opening match of the season in the European Challenge Cup Pool 2 match at the Stade du Hameau on Friday (kick-off 7.00pm GMT).

The Samoa international started against Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership on September 1 but then suffered a calf injury against Newcastle when he came on as a replacement.

Faosiliva made his comeback as a replacement in the Premiership Rugby Cup match at Saracens last month and has now been named in an experienced starting XV as Warriors attempt to make it three straight wins in Europe.

Warriors will be captained by South Africa centre Wynand Olivier who will make his first start since the victory over Ospreys in the European Challenge Cup in October.

Olivier will renew his centre partnership with Ollie Lawrence who returns after five weeks out with a leg injury.

Hooker Isaac Miller is in line to make his first competitive appearance for Warriors as a replacement having recovered from a fractured collarbone, an injury he sustained in the pre-season match at Benetton Rugby in August. Miller joined Warriors from London Scottish during the summer.

Centre Will Butler will make his first appearance of the season following an elbow injury, if he comes off the bench.

Prop Jack Cosgrove, who has been signed from Bristol Bears on a contract until the end of the season, has also been named among the replacements.

Nine of Friday’s side started on Warriors’ last match in France, a 38-27 win over Stade Francais in Paris in October.

Warriors
15 Scott van Breda
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Ollie Lawrence
12 Wynand Olivier (C)
11 Dean Hammond
10 Jamie Shillcock
9 Michael Heaney
1 Ethan Waller
2 Niall Annett
3 Gareth Milasinovich
4 Darren Barry
5 Andrew Kitchener
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
7 Matti Williams
8 Matt Cox

Replacements:
16 Isaac Miller
17 Jack Cosgrove
18 Simon Kerrod
19 James Scott
20 Beck Cutting
21 Jonny Arr
22 Will Butler
23 Tom Howe

Pau

15 Charly Malie, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Florian Nicot, 11 Watisoni Votu, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Thibault Daubagna (C), 1 Jamie Mackintosh, 2 Lucas Rey, 3 Malik Hamadache, 4 Fabrice Metz, 5 Daniel Ramsay, 6 Baptiste Pesenti, 7 Martin Peuch, 8 Antoine Erbani. Replacements. 16 Laurent Bouchet, 17 Ignacio Calles, 18 Nicolas Curato, 19 Julien Delannoy, 20 Giovanni Kuffner, 21 Matthieu Ugena, 22 Julien Blanc, 23 Antoine Hastoy.

Competition: Challenge Cup
Venue: Stade du Hameau
Referee: Frank Murphy
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round:
Attendance: 6,149
No. Name T C D P
15 Charly Malie
14 Frank Halai
13 Benson Stanley
12 Florian Nicot
11 Watisoni Votu
10 Colin Slade 2T 2C
9 Thibault Daubagna
1 Jamie Mackintosh
2 Lucas Rey
3 Malik Hamadache
4 Fabrice Metz
5 Daniel Ramsay
6 Baptiste Pesenti-Compagnoni
7 Martin Puech
8 Antoine Erbani
Replacements
16 Laurent Bouchet
17 Ignacio David Calles
18 Nicolas Corato
19 Julien Delannoy
20 Giovanni Kueffner-Mulitalo
21 Mathieu Ugena
22 Julien Blanc 1T
23 Antoine Hastoy 1C