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Ben Te’o returns for Worcester Warriors for Sale Sharks encounter

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England international Ben Te’o returns to the Warriors starting line-up for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 7.45pm).

The powerful centre has been limited to just eight appearances for his Club this season but has scored four times in the process and is a welcome return ahead of Warriors’ run-in to the end of the season.

Te’o slots into the side at 12 alongside outside centre Jackson Willison, while Ryan Mills and Francois Hougaard form the half-back combination.

In the back three, Chris Pennell and Josh Adams are joined by Perry Humphreys, who starts in place of the suspended Bryce Heem.

The only change in the pack comes in the front row, where Ryan Bower replaces Val Rapava Ruskin who misses out with a rib problem.

In the replacements, Ryan Grant could be set for his Warriors debut while Darren Barry is recalled to the side, with his last appearance coming in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Cardiff Blues at the start of February.

Ryan Lamb is also named on the bench and could make his 50th appearance for the Club.

Worcester Warriors

15 Chris Pennell
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Jackson Willison
12 Ben Te’o
11 Josh Adams
10 Ryan Mills
9 Francois Hougaard

1 Ryan Bower
2 Joe Taufete’e
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan (C)
5 Will Spencer
6 Chris Vui
7 Sam Lewis
8 Marco Mama

Replacements
16 Jaba Bregvadze
17 Ryan Grant
18 Biyi Alo
19 Darren Barry
20 Dewald Potgieter
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Wynand Olivier

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