17 - 9HT 14 - 6

Pierre-Fabre (Pierre-Antoine)
Att 8,277
Sat 23 Nov 19, 2:00pm

Team news | Mills to reach his century in Castres

Warriors centre Ryan Mills will join the select group of players who have made 100 appearances for the club when he leads the side out against Castres in Saturday’s European Challenge Cup match in France (kick-off 1.00pm GMT).

Mills joined Warriors from Gloucester in the summer of 2014 and made his debut against Moseley in a British & Irish Cup match in October 2014.

On Saturday he will become only the 23rd player to make 100 appearances for Warriors in the professional era and will again captain the side having recovered from a shoulder injury which ruled him out of the Gallagher Premiership win at Harlequins two weeks ago.

Fly-half or full-back Jamie Shillcock will make his 50th appearance for Warriors if he comes off the bench in Castres.

Shillcock contributed 27 points – including a hat-trick of tries – to the 57-14 victory over Enisei-STM in Krasnodar last weekend.

Shillcock is one of five players who made the trek to Russia who have been named in a much-changed squad for Castres.

Wing Perry Humphreys, who started at full-back last week, starts on the wing with lock Justin Clegg and centre Ollie Lawrence among the replacements. Michael Heaney, an unused replacement against Enisei, will start at scrum-half in Castres.

Former Blues hooker Matt Moulds is also on the bench and is in line to make his Warriors’ debut having recovered from a knee injury sustained in pre-season training which required surgery.

Chris Pennell, Duncan Weir, Nick Schonert and Francois Hougaard also return to the squad after recovering from injuries.

Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Francois Venter
12 Ryan Mills (C)
11 Ed Fidow
10 Duncan Weir
9 Michael Heaney
1 Ethan Waller
2 Niall Annett
3 Conor Carey
4 Anton Bresler
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Ted Hill
7 Sam Lewis
8 Cornell du Preez

Replacements
16 Matt Moulds
17 Callum Black
18 Nick Schonert
19 Justin Clegg
20 GJ van Velze
21 Francois Hougaard
22 Ollie Lawrence
23 Jamie Shillcock

Not considered due to injury | Will Butler, Dean Hammond, Alex Hearle, Andrew Kitchener, Marco Mama, Caleb Montgomery, Farai Mudariki, Matti Williams.

Competition: Challenge Cup
Venue: Pierre-Fabre (Pierre-Antoine)
Referee: Sean Gallagher
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 2
Attendance: 8,277
No. Name T C D P
15 Geoffrey Palis
14 Filipo Nakosi 1T
13 Thomas Combezou
12 Robert Ebersohn
11 Taylor Paris
10 Ben Urdapilleta 2C 1P
9 Rory Kockott
1 Antoine Tichit
2 Marc-Antoine Rallier
3 Karena Wihongi
4 Christophe Samson
5 Rodrigo Capo Ortega
6 Baptiste Delaporte 1T
7 Camile Gerondeau
8 Alex Tulou
Replacements
16 Jody Jenneker
17 Paea Fa'anunu
18 Wilfrid Hounkpatin
19 Kevin Gimeno
20 Ma'ama Vaipulu
21 Jeremy Fernandez
22 Armand Batlle
23 Julien Dumora