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Worcester Warriors to use number of players in Hartpury test

GJ van Velze

Warriors will look to use up to 37 players during their fixture against Hartpury College this Saturday in their first game of the 2017/18 pre-season campaign (kick-off 4pm).

New signings David Denton, Peter Stringer, Ethan Waller, Pierce Phillips, Simon Kerrod, Sam Olver and Tom Howe are all set to feature for Warriors, who will be fielding two different teams during their game with the newly-promoted Championship outfit.

To start the game, Ryan Bower, Jack Singleton and Nick Schonert will occupy the front row while Darren Barry and Phillips start in the second row.

GJ van Velze returns from a lengthy injury lay-off in the back row alongside Sam Lewis and Denton.

Luke Baldwin and Tom Heathcote form the half-back combination with Jackson Willison and Wynand Olivier in midfield, while Josh Adams, Ben Howard and Academy youngster Alex Hearle occupy the back three.

In the second-half, Waller, Matti Williams and Simon Kerrod will head up the front row, with Donncha O’Callaghan and Will Spencer forming the second-row partnership.
Huw Taylor, Dewald Potgieter and Matt Cox will occupy the back row.

And in the backs Jonny Arr lines up with Olver, while Will Butler and Bryce Heem link up in midfield.

The back three sees Jamie Shillcock, Dean Hammond and Howe looking to make their mark, while Stringer is named on the bench.

Worcester Warriors team for first-half:

15 Ben Howard
14 Alex Hearle
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Jackson Willison
11 Josh Adams
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Luke Baldwin

1 Ryan Bower
2 Jack Singleton
3 Nick Schonert
4 Darren Barry
5 Pierce Phillips
6 David Denton
7 Sam Lewis
8 GJ van Velze (C)

Worcester Warriors team for second-half:

15 Jamie Shillcock
14 Tom Howe
13 Bryce Heem
12 Will Butler
11 Dean Hammond
10 Sam Olver
9 Jonny Arr

1 Ethan Waller
2 Matti Williams
3 Simon Kerrod
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Will Spencer
6 Huw Taylor
7 Dewald Potgieter
8 Matt Cox

Replacements
Justin Clegg
Tom Dodd
Biyi Alo
Andrew Kitchener
Peter Stringer
Christian Scotland-Williamson
Joe Taufete’e

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