47 - 33HT 28 - 7

Stoop Memorial Ground
Att 12,235
Sat 16 Feb 19, 3:00pm

Adams back for Harlequins trip

Wales wing Josh Adams will return to Gallagher Premiership action with Warriors in Saturday’s trip to Harlequins.

Adams led Wales’ second half fightback in Paris two weeks ago and scored a try in their victory over Italy in Rome last Saturday.

As the Six Nations takes a break this weekend, Adams is available for club duty and, having returned to training with Warriors on Tuesday, he has been named in the starting XV for his first appearance for the club since December 21.

Warriors also welcome back lock Michael Fatialofa and tighthead prop Nick Schonert from injuries.

Former England full-back Chris Pennell, wing Bryce Heem, centres Francois Venter and Ryan Mills, scrum-half Francois Hougaard, hooker Jack Singleton, openside flanker Sam Lewis and captain and number eight GJ van Velze who all sat out last week’s Premiership Rugby Cup semi-final against Saracens.

Ollie Lawrence and Ted Hill return from England Under-20s duty and are named among the replacements with wing Tom Howe who is in line to make his first Premiership appearance of the season.

Howe, who signed a one-year contract extension on Wednesday, has scored seven tries in as many matches in the European Challenge Cup and Premiership Rugby Cup this season.

Former London Scottish hooker Isaac Miller is also in line for his Premiership debut with Niall Annett ruled out by a shoulder joint injury.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Francois Venter
12 Ryan Mills
11 Josh Adams
10 Duncan Weir
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Callum Black
2 Jack Singleton
3 Nick Schonert
4 Anton Bresler
5 Michael Fatialofa
6 Marco Mama
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze (C)

Replacements
16 Isaac Miller
17 Ethan Waller
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Darren Barry
20 Ted Hill
21 Michael Heaney
22 Ollie Lawrence
23 Tom Howe

Harlequins | 15 Mike Brown, 14 Nathan Earle, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Gabriel Ibitoye, 10 Marcus Smith, 9 Danny Care, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Max Crumpton, 3 Will Collier, 4 Matt Symons, 5 James Horwill, 6 Jack Clifford, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Alex Dombrandt.

Replacements | 16 Dave Ward, 17 Lewis Boyce, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Ben Glynn, 20 James Chisholm, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 James Lang, 23 Alofa Alofa.

Competition: Gallagher Premiership Rugby
Venue: Stoop Memorial Ground
Referee: Luke Pearce
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 13
Attendance: 12,235
No. Name T C D P
15 Mike Brown 1T
14 Gabriel Ibitoye 1T
13 Joe Marchant 1T
12 Ben Tapuai 1T
11 Nathan Earle
10 Marcus Smith 4C
9 Danny Care 1T
1 Joe Marler
2 Max Crumpton
3 Will Collier
4 Matt Symons
5 James Horwill
6 Jack Clifford 1T
7 Chris Robshaw
8 Alex Dombrandt
Replacements
16 Dave Ward
17 Lewis Boyce
18 Josh Ibuanokpe
19 Ben Glynn
20 James Chisholm
21 Dave Lewis
22 James Lang 1T 2C
23 Alofa Alofa