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Ashton Gate
Att 12,867
Sun 23 Feb 20, 1:00pm

Trio return for Bristol trip

Warriors welcome back Wales international centre Ashley Beck from illness and full-back Jamie Shillcock and wing Perry Humphreys from injury for Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate (kick-off 1.00pm).

All three missed out against Bath last Saturday but have recovered and return to a re-jigged backline.

Beck replaces South Africa international centre Francois Venter who faces between four and six weeks on the sidelines having ruptured ligaments in a thumb against Bath.

Wing Nick David retains his place after a successful Premiership debut against Bath which he celebrated with Warriors’ second try.

Fly-half Duncan Weir and number eight Cornell du Preez are again on club duty having trained with Scotland’s Six Nations squad earlier in the week.

Blindside flanker Ted Hill has recovered from a slight groin injury sustained against Bath which prevented him training with England this week and he takes his place in an unchanged pack.

Hooker Niall Annett is set to make his first appearance in two months having recovered from a shoulder injury.

Annett has been named among the replacements along with former England Under-20s loosehead prop Kai Owen.

Owen will make his first Premiership appearance if he comes on having made five senior appearances as a replacement in other competitions.

15 Jamie Shillcock
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Ollie Lawrence
12 Ashley Beck
11 Nick David
10 Duncan Weir
9 Francois Hougaard
1  Ethan Waller
2 Matt Moulds (C)
3 Nick Schonert
4 Anton Bresler
5 Graham Kitchener
6 Ted Hill
7 Marco Mama
8 Cornell du Preez

16 Niall Annett
17  Kai Owen
18  Richard Palframan
19  Andrew Kitchener
20  Sam Lewis
21  Michael Heaney
22  Jono Lance
23  Scott van Breda

Not considered because of injury: Callum Black Justin Clegg, Conor Carey, Michael Fatialofa,  Ed Fidow, Dean Hammond, Alex Hearle,  Noah Heward, Tom Howe, Joe Morris, Farai Mudariki, Melani Nanai, Francois Venter.

Bristol Bears | 15 Charles Piutau, 14  Luke Morahan, 13 Piers O’Conor 12 Sam Bedlow, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Callum Sheedy, 9 Harry Randall, 1 Jake Woolmore, 2 Will Capon, 3 Lewis Thiede, 4 Dave Attwood, . Joe Joyce, 6 Chris Vui,  7 Jake Heenan, 8 Nathan Hughes.

Replacements | 16 Shaun Malton, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 John Afoa, 19 Luke Hamilton, 20 Dan Thomas, 21 Andy Uren, 22 Ioan Lloyd, 23 Alapati Leiua.

Competition: Gallagher Premiership Rugby
Venue: Ashton Gate
Referee: JP Doyle
Game Type: Away
Fixture Round: 11
Attendance: 12,867
No. Name T C D P
15 Charles Piutau
14 Luke Morahan 1T
13 Piers O'Conor
12 Sam Bedlow
11 Henry Purdy
10 Callum Sheedy 1C 2P
9 Harry Randall
1 Jake Woolmore
2 Will Capon
3 Lewis Thiede
4 Dave Attwood
5 Joe Joyce
6 Chris Vui
7 Jake Heenan
8 Nathan Hughes
16 Shaun Malton
17 Yann Thomas
18 John Afoa
19 Dan Thomas
20 Luke Hamilton
21 Andy Uren
22 Ioan Lloyd
23 Alapati Leiua