36 - 31HT 14 - 28

Sixways
Att 6,978
Sat 19 Jan 19, 1:00pm

Singleton to start against Stade

Hooker Jack Singleton, who has been included in England’s training squad for the Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland, will start for Warriors in their final European Challenge Cup Pool Two match against Stade Francais at Sixways on Saturday (kick-off 1.00pm).

Singleton, one of four uncapped players named by England Head Coach Eddie Jones, is one of six changes to Warriors’ starting XV as they attempt to secure home advantage in the quarter-finals.

Warriors guaranteed a place in the knockout stages for the first time in 10 years by beating Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium last Saturday but are likely to need a bonus point victory against Stade to finish as one of the top four highest-ranked sides.

Captain GJ van Velze also returns to lead Warriors with Sam Lewis joining him in the back row.

Andrew Kitchener and Michael Fatialofa form a new second row pairing with former England full-back Chris Pennell returning as the only change to the back division.

Jonny Arr and Callum Black, who played in Warriors’ last home European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Brive in 2009, are both in the match day squad.

Black has been named as a front row replacement along with hooker Isaac Miller and Oxford University tighthead prop Joe Morris who is in line to make his Warriors debut.

Eight of Saturday’s match day squad were involved in the memorable 38-27 victory over Stade in Paris in October which kicked off Warriors’ Challenge Cup campaign.

Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Tom Howe
13 Ollie Lawrence
12 Ben Te’o
11 Dean Hammond
10 Ryan Mills
9 Jonny Arr
1 Ethan Waller
2 Jack Singleton
3 Simon Kerrod
4 Andrew Kitchener
5 Michael Fatialofa
6 Marco Mama
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze (C)

Replacements
16 Isaac Miller
17  Callum Black
18 Joe Morris
19 Darren Barry
20 Matt Cox
21 Michael Heaney
22 Will Butler
23 Nick David

Stade Francais | 15 Kylan Hamdaoui, 14 Julien Arias, 13 Julien Delbouis, 12 Alex Arrate, 11 Djibril Camara, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Arthur Coville, 1 Eliès El Ansari, 2 Laurent Sempéré (C), 3 Ramiro Herrera, 4 Mathieu De Giovanni, 5 Hendre Stassen, 6 Charlie Francoz, 7 Sylvain Nicolas, 8 Ryan Chapuis.

Replacements | 16 Remi Bonfils, 17 Siegfried Fisiihoi, 18 Giorgi Melikidze, 19 Florian Revert, 20 Theo Richard, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Jonathan Danty

Competition: Challenge Cup
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Sean Gallagher
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round:
Attendance: 6,978
No. Name T C D P
15 Kylan Hamdaoui
14 Julien Arias
13 Julien Delbouis
12 Alex Arrate
11 Djibril Camara
10 Jules Plisson 4C
9 Arthur Coville 1T
1 Elies El Ansari
2 Laurent Sempere 1T
3 Ramiro Herrera
4 Mathieu de Giovanni
5 Hendre Stassen
6 Charlie Francoz 1T
7 Sylvain Nicolas
8 Ryan Chapuis
Replacements
16 Remy Bonfils
17 Ziggy Fisi'ihoi
18 Giorgi Melikidze
19 Florian Revert
20 Theo Richard
21 Piet van Zyl
22 Nicolas Sanchez 1P
23 Jonathan Danty 1T