28 - 16HT 21 - 13

Ricoh Arena
Att 16,194
Sat 06 Apr 19, 3:00pm

Adams returns for Wasps trip

Wales Grand Slam winner Josh Adams returns to Gallagher Premiership action with Warriors in Saturday’s Midlands derby against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena (kick-off 3.00pm).

Adams, who scored three tries in this season’s Six Nations, also got on the scoresheet when he returned to club action in the win at Bristol Bears two weeks ago in Warriors’ last Premiership outing.

Adams was rested for last weekend’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Harlequins but he returns on the left wing in place of Bryce Heem, who has a foot injury, in the only change to Warriors’ back division.

England flanker Ted Hill, number eight Marco Mama, tighthead prop Nick Schonert and lock Anton Bresler all return from injury in the pack with Darren Barry, who came off the bench against Harlequins, starting alongside Bresler in the second row.

Scotland international back-row forward Cornell du Preez is set for his first Premiership appearance since he suffered a fractured larynx against Wasps in the opening match of the season.

Du Preez made his comeback as a replacement against Harlequins and he has again been named on the bench.

Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Tom Howe
13 Ben Te’o
12 Ryan Mills (C)
11 Josh Adams
10 Duncan Weir
9 Francois Hougaard
1 Callum Black
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Anton Bresler
5 Darren Barry
6 Ted Hill
7 Sam Lewis
8 Marco Mama

Replacements
16 Joe Taufete’e
17 Ethan Waller
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Andrew Kitchener
20 Cornell du Preez
21 Michael Heaney
22 Francois Venter
23 Scott van Breda

Wasps |  15 15 Willie Le Roux, 14 Marcus Watson, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Gaby Lovobalavu, 11 Josh Bassett, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Joe Simpson, 1 Zurabi Zhvania, 2 Tom Cruse, 3 Will Stuart, 4 Joe Launchbury (C), 5 James Gaskell, 6 Brad Shields, 7 Nizaam Carr, 8 Nathan Hughes.

Replacements | 16 Ashley Johnson, 17 Simon McIntyre, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Ben Morris, 21 Craig Hampson, 22 Rob Miller, 23 Juan de Jongh.

Competition: Gallagher Premiership Rugby
Venue: Ricoh Arena
Referee: Matthew Carley
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 18
Attendance: 16,194
No. Name T C D P
15 Willie le Roux
14 Marcus Watson 1T
13 Elliot Daly
12 Gaby Lovobalavu
11 Josh Bassett
10 Lima Sopoaga 4C
9 Joe Simpson
1 Zurabi Zhvania 1T
2 Tom Cruse
3 Will Stuart
4 Joe Launchbury
5 James Gaskell
6 Brad Shields
7 Nizaam Carr
8 Nathan Hughes 2T
Replacements
16 Ashley Johnson
17 Simon McIntyre
18 Jake Cooper-Woolley
19 Will Rowlands
20 Ben Morris
21 Craig Hampson
22 Rob Miller
23 Juan de Jongh