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Bizkaia Gernika RT
- European Rugby Challenge Cup
- Pool 2
- 19th Jan 2013
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Sixways Stadium
- Att: 2,424
Amlin Challenge Cup match preview: Worcester remain unchanged for final group game
Worcester Warriors are set to name an unchanged line-up for their Amlin challenge Cup clash this Saturday against Spanish side Bizkaia Gernuiika at Sixways.
The Warriors side features the in-form Josh Drauniniu who scored a hat-trick last time out and has recently signed a new deal with the club.
The home side do make two changes to their bench with the experienced internationals Euean Murray and Chris Jones returning.
Last time the two sides played Worcester headed back home with a resounding 85-3 win but the Aviva Premiership team are taking this game just as seriously as any other game.
Worcester: 15 Errie Claassens, 14 Nikki Walker, 13 Jon Clarke, 12 Andy Short, 11 Josh Drauniniu, 10 Danny Gray, 9 Jonny Arr, 8 Blair Cowan, 7 Jake Abbott, 6 Sam Betty, 5 Craig Gillies, 4 Dean Schofield, 3 Rob O'Donnell, 2 Ollie Hayes, 1 Matt Mullan.
Replacements: 16 Aleki Lutui, 17 James Currie, 18 Euan Murray, 19 Chris Jones, 20 Neil Best, 21 Ollie Frost, 22 Max Stelling, 23 Ben Howard.
Bizkaia Gernika RT: 15 Fred Montagut, 14 Parrish Garcia Parrado, 13 Ale Torres Suar, 12 Wins Wilson, 11 Santi Salas, 10 Deccie Cusack, 9 Igor Mirones, 8 Afa Amosa, 7 David Hernandez, 6 Lopa Lopategi, 5 Goyo Zabaloy, 4 Tato Duran, 3 Fer Iraizoz, 2 Unai Lasa, 1 Mike Dias.
Replacements: 16 Nico Bilbao, 17 Urru Urrutia, 18 Pingui Monje, 19 Jon Magunazelaia, 20 Oscar Astarloa, 21 Ando Oreja, 22 Toto Mazzochi, 23 Iñi Olaeta.
What they said...
Assistant coach Nigel Redman
"They scored two tries last weekend against Perpignan and only let in 50 points which I think is very respectable in as far as the side the French put out.
"They have beaten Rovigo home and away so they have got an awful lot out of this tournament. They will come to Worcester keen to give a very good account of themselves and it is important for both teams that they do that.
"The big focus for this week is to improve our accuracy, particularly the pass, running line and understanding the roles they adopt in our attacking game."
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