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Mills and Vuna return for Saints test

Cooper Vuna

Ryan Mills and Cooper Vuna return to the starting line-up for Warriors’ Friday night Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton Saints at Sixways (kick-off 7.45pm).

Centre Mills is set for his first appearance of the season while winger Vuna returns for the first time since featuring in Warriors’ win over Newcastle Falcons at the start of October.

The pair are two of five changes to the Warriors team which battled Harlequins in their last Premiership outing, with flanker Dewald Potgieter making his first Premiership start of the season and Niall Annett and Wynand Olivier also restored to the starting line-up.

Nineteen-year-old Jamie Shillcock starts at fly-half with Jonny Arr joining him in the half-back combination while Dean Hammond also keeps his place on the wing.

Warriors’ 2015/16 Player of the Season Bryce Heem is named in the replacements and could make his long-awaited return from injury having yet to feature during this campaign.

There could also be Premiership debuts from the bench for Academy youngsters Jack Singleton and Andrew Kitchener along with scrum-half Michael Dowsett, who arrived at the Club earlier this month.

Warriors

15 Chris Pennell
14 Dean Hammond
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Ryan Mills
11 Cooper Vuna
10 Jamie Shillcock
9 Jonny Arr
1 Val Rapava Ruskin
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan
5 Darren Barry
6 Dewald Potgieter
7 Carl Kirwan
8 Phil Dowson (C)

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton
17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
18 Mike Daniels
19 Andrew Kitchener
20 Matt Cox
21 Michael Dowsett
22 Josh Adams
23 Bryce Heem

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