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Bristol Rugby Team News against Worcester Warriors

Gaston Cortes

Bristol Rugby go in search of a second successive victory in the Aviva Premiership when they visit Worcester Warriors on Sunday (3pm KO).

Mark Tainton keeps faith with the majority of the side that overcame Bath at Ashton Gate last weekend.

Bristol make only one change to the starting line-up as Anthony Perenise (hamstring) is replaced by Gaston Cortes.

Tainton said: “There’s been plenty of physicality and intent in our preparations leading into this important game at Sixways – we’re in a good place and the guys selected are looking forward to getting out there.

“The key for us is to back up last week’s performance with another committed display. We have prepared well and know we will be supported by a noisy travelling contingent.”

Jack Wallace returns to the 23-man squad on the replacements bench in place of Jordan Williams.

Bristol Rugby team to face Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Sunday, 5 March (3pm KO):

15. Jason Woodward; 14. David Lemi, 13. Will Hurrell, 12. Siale Piutau, 11. Tom Varndell; 10. Gavin Henson, 9. Alby Mathewson; 1. Ryan Bevington, 2. Marc Jones, 3. Gaston Cortes, 4. Dan Tuohy, 5. Ian Evans, 6. Mitch Eadie, 7. Jack Lam, 8. Jordan Crane (c).

Replacements: 16. Max Crumpton, 17. Jack O’Connell, 18. Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19. Sam Jeffries, 20. Nick Fenton-Wells, 21. Rhodri Williams, 22. Tusi Pisi, 23. Jack Wallace.

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