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Warriors unchanged for Sale away

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Director of Rugby Dean Ryan has named an unchanged Warriors side for Friday night’s trip to the AJ Bell Stadium to face Sale Sharks (kick-off 8pm).

GJ van Velze will lead Warriors as they look to build on their opening day Aviva Premiership success against Northampton Saints.
 
New signing Tevita Cavubati could be in line for his Warriors debut from the bench while prop Val Rapava Ruskin, fly-half Ryan Lamb and utility back Ben Howard are also among the replacements.
 
Ryan said: "It was really pleasing to get the win last week but now we’ve got an opportunity to go away from home and try and replicate that performance.
 
"One of the most positive things we talked about was that we can improve, but we’ve got to be as committed and physical again.
 
"With Danny Cipriani at ten they’re a lot more inventive in attack and it puts more stress on individuals rather than a test of your system.
 
"We’ve got to take a very different attack and see if we can get it under control. It’s a really different challenge and we have to test ourselves in a new environment.
 
"We haven’t come into the league to try and target different fixtures. We’re targeting every single weekend and everybody picked has to be capable of going right away."
 
Warriors
15 Chris Pennell
14 Tom Biggs
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Ryan Mills
11 Cooper Vuna
10 Tom Heathcote
9 Jonny Arr

1 Na’ama Leleimalefaga
2 Niall Annett
3 Nick Schonert
4 Donncha O’Callaghan
5 Darren Barry
6 Phil Dowson
7 Marco Mama
8 GJ van Velze (C)
 
Replacements
16 Dan George
17 Val Rapava Ruskin
18 Joe Rees
19 Tevita Cavubati
20 Matt Cox
21 Charlie Mulchrone
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Ben Howard

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