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Biggs returns for Harlequins clash

Tom Biggs will make his first appearance since early January when Warriors travel to Harlequins this Saturday in the Aviva Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

The speedster returns from injury to start on the wing and is the only change to Dean Ryan’s side for the clash, in which Warriors will be targeting a third win on the bounce.

Biggs joins Bryce Heem and Chris Pennell in the back three while Ryan Mills and Wynand Olivier continue their midfield partnership.

Francois Hougaard, who has played every minute of his first four appearances for the Club, is due to start again at scrum-half where he’ll link-up with stand-off Tom Heathcote.

In the front row, Val Rapava Ruskin and Nick Schonert are joined by Niall Annett, who keeps his place at hooker with Jaba Bregvadze still on international duty with Georgia.

The experienced Donncha O’Callaghan continues to partner Darren Barry in the second row while Phil Dowson, Carl Kirwan and skipper GJ van Velze occupy the back row.

Director of Rugby Ryan said: "We’re pleased with the success we’ve had in recent weeks and it’s given the lads a boost.
 
"I’ve not been unhappy with the way the lads are playing but when you can’t get the win at the end of the game it can be difficult.
 
"So I’m pleased the lads have held their nerve. They’ve kept playing and they’ve got their reward at the end.
 
"The fact that we’ve got some results has made the season a bit easier for us because it is a relentless turnaround from week to week."

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Ryan Mills
11 Tom Biggs
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Francois Hougaard

1 Val Rapava Ruskin
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan
5 Darren Barry
6 Phil Dowson
7 Carl Kirwan
8 GJ van Velze (C)
 
Replacements
16 Ben Sowrey
17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
18 James Johnston
19 Dan Sanderson
20 Sam Betty
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Andy Symons

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