Palframan to start at Bristol

Warriors have made a change to their side for today’s Gallagher Premiership match against Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate.

Nick Schonert has failed a fitness test on an ankle injury which he sustained in training during the week so Richard Palframan has been promoted from the replacements to start at tighthead prop.

Palframan’s place on the bench has been taken by Conor Carey who is set to make his first appearance since he ruptured an Achilles tendon at Saracens early in January.

Warriors | 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Callum Black, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Richard Palframan, 4 Anton Bresler, 5 Andrew Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill (C), 7 Matt Kvesic, 8 Marco Mama.

Replacements | 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Conor Carey, 19 George Merrick, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Jamie Shillcock, 23 Ashley Beck.