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O’Callaghan and Stringer to face former club Munster

O’Callaghan and Stringer to face former club Munster

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead Warriors against his old side Munster Rugby on Thursday at Sixways in their final pre-season clash ahead of the new Aviva Premiership campaign (kick-off 7.30pm).

O’Callaghan’s former Ireland and Munster teammate Peter Stringer also starts for Warriors who have made six changes from the side that faced Birmingham Moseley last weekend.

Stringer forms the half-back combination with Sam Olver while Jackson Willison and Wynand Olivier start in midfield.

The back three sees pacey young trio Josh Adams, Perry Humphreys and Dean Hammond given the nod as Warriors look to finish their pre-season campaign with a bang.

Ryan Bower, Jack Singleton and Biyi Alo occupy the Warriors front row while O’Callaghan is joined by Pierce Phillips in the second row. GJ van Velze, Sam Lewis and Matt Cox start in the back row.

Warriors have named 14 replacements including Alafoti Faosiliva, who has recently returned from international duty with Samoa over the summer.

Warriors
15 Josh Adams
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Jackson Willison
11 Dean Hammond
10 Sam Olver
9 Peter Stringer
1 Ryan Bower
2 Jack Singleton
3 Biyi Alo
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Pierce Phillips
6 Matt Cox
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze

Replacements
16 Joe Taufete’e
17 Joe Wrafter (Birmingham Moseley)
18 Stefan Thorp (Stourbridge RFC)
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Huw Taylor
21 Jonny Arr
22 Tom Heathcote
23 Tom Howe
24 Matti Williams
25 Darren Barry
26 Alafoti Faosiliva
27 Will Butler
28 Jamie Shillcock
29 Ben Howard

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