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Heem returns for Worcester Warriors for Newcastle Falcons trip

Heem returns for Worcester Warriors for Newcastle Falcons trip

Worcester Warriors have made four changes to the starting line-up ahead of Friday night’s trip to Kingston Park to take on Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership (kick-off 8pm).

Winger Bryce Heem returns from suspension in place of Josh Adams, with the Welsh youngster missing through a thigh injury.

Heem was on the scoresheet along with Dewald Potgieter in the North East last season as Warriors edged a tight contest 15-14.

Warriors, who have not lost in Newcastle since 2009, also welcome back Wynand Olivier to the starting line-up in the centre with Jackson Willison out with a hamstring problem.

Ryan Mills captains the side from fly-half in the absence of the rested Donncha O’Callaghan.

The Irishman is replaced by Chris Vui in the second row, meaning Potgieter is recalled to the starting line-up in the back row.

Val Rapava Ruskin also returns to the side in place of Ryan Bower at loosehead prop.
On the bench, winger Cooper Vuna is back in the squad and could make his first appearance since early


Warriors will be looking to keep up their recent good form which has seen them pick up 17 points in just seven games under Director of Rugby Gary Gold.

Worcester Warriors

15 Chris Pennell
14 Bryce Heem
13 Wynand Olivier
12 Ben Te’o
11 Perry Humphreys
10 Ryan Mills (C)
9 Francois Hougaard

1 Val Rapava Ruskin
2 Joe Taufete’e
3 Biyi Alo
4 Chris Vui
5 Will Spencer
6 Dewald Potgieter
7 Sam Lewis
8 Marco Mama

16 Jack Singleton
17 Ryan Bower
18 Gareth Milasinovich
19 Darren Barry
20 Alafoti Faosiliva
21 Luke Baldwin
22 Ryan Lamb
23 Cooper Vuna

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