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Recreation Ground
Wed 30 Mar 22

Team News | Warriors bring in Hartpury quartet for Bath trip

Warriors have brought in four players on loan from Championship club Hartpury to enable Wednesday’s Premiership Rugby Cup match against Bath at The Rec (kick-off 7.45pm) to go ahead.

Centre Robbie Smith, tighthead prop Mitch Walsh, wing Matt McNab and back Alex Forreter have all been brought in to strengthen a squad that is still severely depleted by COVID-19 cases, a respiratory virus and injuries.

Smith and McNab will both start with Walsh and Forrester named among the replacements as Warriors go in search of a bonus point win which would secure a place in the semi-finals.

McNab has previously appeared for Worcester Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield competition.

Fly-half Billy Searle will captain the side which includes England Under-20s hooker Finn Theobald-Thomas who will make his first start.

Theobald-Thomas made his senior debut as a replacement against Bristol Bears in this competition in November but he will play at openside flanker at Bath, a position he played in for Warriors Under-18s two years ago.

Loosehead prop Lewis Holsey will also make his first start after four appearances off the bench and there are potential debuts for hooker Joe Richardson and locks Cheick Kone and Harvey Cuckson.

Richardson and Kone were both unused replacements at Exeter Chiefs ten days ago while Cuckson is included in the senior squad for the first time.

Cuckson, a student at Ellesmere College in Shropshire, has been included in the England Under-18 squad for the forthcoming Six Nations Festival in France and impressed playing for Warriors in this season’s Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League.

Trialist Lekima Ravuvu, who made his debut at Exeter, is set for a second appearance, this time as a replacement.

Warriors | 15 Perry Humphreys, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Robbie Smith, 12 Seb Atkinson, 11 Matt McNab, 10 Billy Searle (C), 9 Ollie Wynn, 1 Lewis Holsey, 2 Beck Cutting, 3 Jack Owlett, 4 James Scott, 5 Justin Clegg, 6 Jack Forsythe, 7 Finn Thomas, 8 Caleb Montgomery.

Replacements | 16 Joe Richardson, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Mitch Walsh, 19 Cheick Kone, 20 Harvey Cuckson, 21 Lekima Ravuvu, 22 Will Chudley, 23 Alex Forrester.

Bath Rugby | 15  Darren Atkins, 14 Tom Prydie, 13 Jordan Venter, 12 Max Ojomoh, 11 Gabriel Hamer-Webb, 10 George Worboys, 9 Ollie Fox, 1 Will Vaughan, 2 John Stewart, 3 Ma’afu Fia, 4 Harry Casson, 5 Josh Dingley, 6 Ethan Staddon, 7 Thompson Cowan, 7 Richard de Carpentier (C).

Replacements | 16 Jasper Spandler, 17 Archie Stanley, 18 Kieran Verden, 19 Dale Lemon, 20  Mackenzie Graham, 21 Elis Horgan, 22 Alex Clayton, 23 Will Butt.

Competition: Premiership Rugby Cup
Venue: Recreation Ground
Game Type:
Fixture Round:
No. Name T C D P
8 Richard de Carpentier
7 Tom Cowan
6 Ethan Staddon
5 Josh Dingley
4 Harry Casson
3 Ma'afu Fia
2 John Stewart 1T
15 Darren Atkins
14 Tom Prydie
13 Jordan Venter
12 Max Ojomoh
11 Gabriel Hamer-Webb
10 George Worboys 1C
9 Ollie Fox
1 Will Vaughan
16 Jasper Spandler
17 Archie Stanley
18 Kieran Verden
19 Dale Lemon
20 Mackenzie Graham
21 Elis Horgan
22 Alex Clayton
23 Will Butt
No. Name T C D P
8 Caleb Montgomery
7 Finn Theobald-Thomas
6 Jack Forsythe
5 Justin Clegg
4 James Scott
3 Jack Owlett
2 Beck Cutting
15 Perry Humphreys
14 Tom Howe 1T
13 Robbie Smith
12 Sebastien Atkinson
11 Matt McNab
10 Billy Searle 1C 2P
9 Oliver Wynn
1 Lewis Holsey
16 Joseph Richardson
17 Kai Owen
18 Mitch Walsh
19 Cheick Kone
20 Harvey Cuckson
21 Lekima Ravuvu
22 Will Chudley
23 Benjamin Murphy