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Wed 26 Aug 20, 6:00pm

Bresler to make 50th appearance against Harlequins

Lock Anton Bresler will make his 50th appearance for Warriors in Wednesday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Harlequins at Sixways (kick-off 6pm).

Bresler, 32, joined Warriors from Edinburgh in December 2017 having previously played for Sharks in South Africa’s Currie Cup and in Super Rugby.

The Namibia-born lock made his Warriors debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Exeter Chiefs in January 2018 and has since become a key member of the pack at Sixways.

Bresler will line up against Harlequins in a side that shows ten changes to the one that faced Wasps last Friday.

Chris Pennell, Francois Venter Noah Heward, Duncan Weir and Cornell du Preez all start again with the other ten players having played against Gloucester when the 2019/20 season resumed ten days ago.

Matt Kvesic switches to the openside flank having started at number eight against Gloucester.

Club Captain Ted Hill returns to lead the side in the continued absence injured Team Captain Matt Moulds.

Beck Cutting, Callum Black and Richard Palframan, who were the starting front row at Wasps, have been named among the replacements  as Director of Rugby Alan Solomons continues to rotate his squad in a busy schedule that will also include a trip to Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.

The Harlequins match will again be played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 matches but Warriors supporters will be able to watch the match live on BT Sport Red Button and App.

Warriors | 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Noah Heward, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Anton Bresler, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill (C), 7 Matt Kvesic, 8 Cornell du Preez.

Replacements | 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Callum Black, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck.

Unavailable for selection | Joe Batley, Conor Carey, Tom Dodd, Ed Fidow, Perry Humphreys, Marco Mama, Morgan Monks, Matt  Moulds, Melani Nanai, Kai Owen.

Harlequins | 15 Aaron Morris, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Luke Northmore, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Caden Murley, 10 Brett Herron, 9 Scott Steele, 1  Santiago Garcia Botta, 2 Joe Gray, 3 Will Collier, 4  Glen Young, 5 Tevita Cavubati, 6 Dino Lamb, 7 Will Evans, 8 Tom Lawdday (C).

Replacements | 16 Elia Elia, 17 Marc Thomas, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Archie White, 20 James Chisholm, 21 Danny Care, 22 Paul Lasike,  23 James Lang.

Competition: Gallagher Premiership Rugby
Venue: Sixways
Referee: Jack Makepeace
Game Type: Home
Fixture Round: 16
No. Name T C D P
15 Aaron Morris
14 Chris Ashton 1T
13 Luke Northmore
12 Ben Tapuai
11 Cadan Murley
10 Brett Herron
9 Scott Steele
1 Santiago Garcia Botta
2 Joe Gray
3 Will Collier
4 Glen Young
5 Tevita Cavubati
6 Dino Lamb
7 Will Evans
8 Tom Lawday
16 Elia Elia 1T
17 Marc Thomas
18 Maks van Dyk
19 Archie White
20 James Chisholm
21 Danny Care
22 Paul Lasike
23 James Lang 2C