ULTIMATE TEAM – SCRUM-HALF

Over the next few weeks we will be compiling a fan voted Ultimate Team of Warriors stars since the professional era of the club began in 1996.

Supporters can vote on Twitter with four players to chose from in each position. Today’s task is to select a scrum-half you can take part by voting on our twitter page.

Ultimate team so far:
15 | Chris Pennell – 52% of 559 votes
14 | Bryce Heem – 70% of 552 votes
13 | Sam Tuitupou – 52% of 510 votes
12 | Dale Rasmussen – 46% of 510 votes
11 | Josh Adams – 62% of 687 votes
10 | Duncan Weir – 58% of 1365 votes

Jonny Arr

The term ‘Club Legend’ does not really do justice to Jonny Arr’s long career at Sixways.

He first pulled on the Blue and Gold in the mini and junior section, played for RGS Worcester and made the seamless transition to senior rugby when he joined the first team squad in 2007.

Arr made his first team debut that year, the first of 218 appearances for Warriors  which included 15 tries.

He made his 200th appearance against Sale Sharks in March 2018 and his last for Warriors against Saracens in the final match of the 2018/19 season. Arr is now captain of National One club Birmingham Moseley.

Bruce Fenley

Bruce Fenley was a pivotal figure in Warriors’ rise through the leagues, helping them win promotion to what is now the RFU Championship and proving an inspirational captain, Warriors’ first skipper in the professional era.

He brought with him top flight experience having played for Moseley in what is now the Premiership and also for Gloucester, from whom he joined Warriors in 1996.

Fenley began his career with Old Patesians in his hometown, Cheltenham, and returned to play for and coach them after a stint coaching at Stourbridge.

Fenley, a busy and combative scrum-half, left Warriors at the end of the 1999/2000 season  to join Stourbridge.

Matt Powell

Matt Powell played his formative rugby at Christ’s School, Brecon in his native Wales and then at Brunel University where he was picked up by Saracens.

After a handful of appearances for Saracens between 1997 and 2000, Powell joined Harlequins and played for them in their Tetley’s Bitter Cup final defeat by Harlequins at Twickenham in his first season.

Powell joined Warriors in 2003 and established himself as a first team regular, making 152 appearances in a consistent six-year career.

He played twice for the Barbarians – each of his appearances against Leicester – and retired at in 2009 to join Warriors’ coaching staff.

Francois Hougaard

Francois Hougaard was an established South Africa international when he first joined Warriors on an initial short-term contract in February 2016.

He made such an impression, helping Warriors win five of their last six matches to secure Premiership survival, that it was inevitable that his stay would become permanent.

Hougaard, quick in attack and one of the best defensive scrum-halves in the Premiership, has become a firm favourite with supporters in his four seasons at Sixways.

Hougaard has taken his haul of international caps to 46 – the last of them against the All Blacks in 2017 – during his time with Warriors and has scored ten tries in 69 appearances for the club.