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Dowson to lead Warriors in 250th Premiership appearance

Phil Dowson is set for his 250th Aviva Premiership appearance as he leads Warriors against Sale Sharks at Sixways this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Meanwhile, Head Coach Carl Hogg makes four changes to the Warriors side which played Bath Rugby last weekend as Nick Schonert, Ryan Lamb, Cooper Vuna and Alafoti Faosiliva all return to the starting line-up.

Academy winger Josh Adams is once again named on the bench following his impressive display at The Rec while there’s a call-up to the replacements for Max Stelling following his performances for Worcester Cavaliers.

Hogg said: “We’ve always said how important home games are. We’ve got to try and make Sixways a real fortress for us.

“We know Sale are a competitive side but we’re focused on looking at our game over an 80-minute window.

“This week is another great opportunity for some of our younger guys who performed extremely well last week.”

Warriors

15 Jamie Shillcock
14 Perry Humphreys
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Jackson Willison
11 Cooper Vuna
10 Ryan Lamb
9 Jonny Arr

1 Val Rapava Ruskin
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan
5 Darren Barry
6 Alafoti Faosiliva
7 Carl Kirwan
8 Phil Dowson (C)

Replacements
16 Jaba Bregvadze
17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
18 James Johnston
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Tevita Cavubati
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Max Stelling
23 Josh Adams

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