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Sat 30 Oct 21

Team News | Ollie Lawrence back to face Sale

England centre Ollie Lawrence has recovered from a calf injury and will start for Warriors in Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Sale Sharks at Sixways (kick-off 3.00pm).

Lawrence was a late withdrawal from the side for last weekend’s trip to Northampton Saints having suffered the injury in training.

But he has recovered quickly and will renew his centre partnership with Francois Venter in a starting XV that shows six changes.

Club captain Ted Hill returns to lead the side having completed a three-match suspension and he will start on the openside flank in a new-look back-row. Kyle Hatherell retains his place at blindside with Tonga international Sione Vailanu recalled at number eight.

Vailanu is due to link up with Tonga’s squad after Saturday’s match to prepare for their international against England at Twickenham next week.

British and Irish Lions pair Duhan van der Merwe and Rory Sutherland return to club duty having spent two days training with Scotland earlier in the week.

Noah Heward returns on the right wing and Wales international Scott Baldwin at hooker.

The experienced Matt Garvey will make his second start since he joined Warriors from Gloucester Rugby and he will form a new second row pairing with Graham Kitchener.

Wales international centre Ashley Beck is set for his seasonal debut having recovered from a neck injury . Beck has been named among the replacements along with fly-half Billy Searle and tighthead prop Jay Tyack.

Tyack returns to the squad in place of Jack Owlett who suffered a hip injury at Northampton.

Warriors | 15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Noah Heward, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Will Chudley, 1 Rory Sutherland, 2 Scott Baldwin, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Matt Garvey, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Kyle Hatherell, 7 Ted Hill (C), 8 Sione Vailanu.

Replacements | 16 Niall Annett, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Jay Tyack, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck.

Unavailable owing to injury | Beck Cutting, Jack Owlett, Justin Clegg, Willi Heinz, Owen Williams, Melani Nanai.

Sale Sharks | 15 Luke James, 14 Denny Solomona, 13 Sam James, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Gus Warr, 1 Bevan Rodd, 2 Tommy Taylor, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 4 Jean-Pierre du Preez, 5 Lood de Jager (C), 6 Cobus Wiese, 7 Ben Curry, 8 Daniel du Preez.

Replacements | 16 Curtis Langdon, 17 Simon McIntyre 18 Nick Schonert, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Cameron Neild, 21 Nye Thomas, 22 AJ MacGinty, 23 Arron Reed.

Competition: Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Sixways
Game Type:
Fixture Round:
No. Name T C D P
8 Daniel du Preez
7 Ben Curry
6 Cobus Wiese
5 Lood de Jager
4 JP du Preez
3 Coenie Oosthuizen
2 Tommy Taylor
15 Luke James
14 Denny Solomona
13 Sam James
12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
11 Marland Yarde
10 Robert du Preez 1C
9 Gus Warr 1T
1 Bevan Rodd
16 Curtis Langdon 1T
17 Simon McIntyre
18 Nic Schonert
19 Jono Ross
20 Cameron Neild
21 Aneurin Nye Thomas
22 AJ MacGinty 1C
23 Arron Reed