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  • LV= Cup
  • Round
  • 2nd Feb 2013
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Sixways Stadium
  • Att: 6,552

Worcester Warriors vs Saracens - LV=Cup Preview

Last updated: 2nd February 2013  

Alex Rae

Alex Rae: Included by Saracens

James Percival Worcester Aviva Premiership

James Percival: Returns to skipper to Worcester as they hope to advance to the semi-finals.

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James Percival returns to captain Worcester Warriors in their final LV=Cup group match against Saracens at Sixways.

Warriors make a further four changes as they look to maintain their slim hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.

John Andress and Alex Lutui return to bolster the front-row.

Chris Pennell and Andy Goode come into the backs to complete the side.

Saracens makes seven changes to last week's line-up. Alex Goode and Duncan Taylor are away on international duty and are replaced by Jack Wilson and Sam Stanley.

Alastair Hargreaves and Alex Rae both come in to form a new second-row partnership.

Ernst Joubert, Justin Melck and Petrus de Plessis are all added to bolster the pack.

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Josh Drauniniu, 13 Jon Clarke, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 David Lemi, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Jake Abbott, 6 Richard de Carpentier, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 James Pervical, 3 John Andress, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Ceri Jones.

Replacements: 16 Ed Shervington, 17 Rob O'Donnell, 18 James Currie, 19 Matt Kvesic, 20 Neil Best, 21 Paul Hodgson, 22 Danny Gray, 23 Andy Short.

Saracens: 15 Joe Maddock, 14 Jack Wilson, 13 Sam Stanley, 12 Adam Powell, 11 James Short, 10 Nils Mordt (c), 9 Ben Spencer, 8 Ernst Joubert, 7 Nick Fenton-Wells, 6 Justin Melck, 5 Alex Rae, 4 Alistair Hargreaves, 3 Petrus du Plessis, 2 Jamie George, 1 Nick Auterac.

Replacements: 16 John Smit, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Maro Itoje, 20 Jackson Wray, 21 Luke Baldwin, 22 Chris Wyles, 23 Ben Ransom.

What they said...

Worcester head coach Richard Hill

"Last weekend our set piece was good and our attack play was promising as we scored three tries away from home in the second half. Our discipline, by only conceding ten penalties, was also encouraging.

"Our defence was not as strong as it should be, but that has been addressed this week and there is no doubt about that. Phil Larder has been in and the players are under no illusions that that performance was totally unacceptable. It will be put right."

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