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Three changes for Warriors to face Tigers

Head Coach Carl Hogg makes three changes to the Warriors starting line-up for Saturday’s visit to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

Dean Hammond returns to the side on the wing, while fly-half Ryan Lamb and hooker Jaba Bregvadze are handed starting spots.

Meanwhile, Ben Te’o returns to the squad among the replacements and there is also a place for hooker Matti Williams on the bench, who could be set for his Warriors debut.

Hogg said: “Off the back of a good result on Sunday we’re looking forward to playing Leicester.

“Welford Road is a great place to go. It’s a place you want to puff your chest out, and to go and play and express yourself as an individual and as a team.

“It’s a difficult place to go but we go there with great confidence off the back of the weekend and aspects we’ve shown in periods of games in the first few weeks.”

Warriors

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

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

Replacements
16 Matti Williams
17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
18 James Johnston
19 Christian Scotland-Williamson
20 Matt Cox
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Tom Heathcote
23 Ben Te’o

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