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Posted Friday, March 5th 2021

Match preview: Worcester Warriors (a) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 12 Gallagher Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors, in our Big Match Preview.


WORCESTER WARRIORS LINEUP

15. Nick David, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Oli Morris, 12. Francois Venter, 11. Perry Humphreys, 10. Jamie Shillcock, 9. Francois Hougaard; 1. Ethan Waller, 2. Beck Cutting, 3. Nick Schonert, 4. Andrew Kitchener, 5. Justin Clegg, 6. Ted Hill (c), 7. Matt Kvesic, 8. GJ van Velze.

Replacements: 16. Isaac Miller, 17. Marc Thomas, 18. Richard Palframan, 19. Joe Batley, 20. Cornell du Preez, 21. Michael Heaney, 22. Billy Searle, 23. Ashley Beck.

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' round 12 Gallagher Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors is on Saturday, March 6th, with kick-off at 5.15pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on BT Sport 1 Extra and broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol - and you can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on bristolbearsrugby.com and on Twitter: @BristolBears, whilst highlights will be available to watch from 10am the following day.

FORM GUIDE

Worcester Warriors only victory this season in Gallagher Premiership Rugby (excluding declared wins) was in the opening round at home to London Irish. The Warriors have at least picked up three losing bonus points in the last six rounds of Premiership Rugby.

Top of the table Bristol Bears have lost just once in Gallagher Premiership Rugby since the opening weekend: 13-20 at home to Sale in Round 8. The Bears drew their most recent away game 34-34 at London Irish and have not been defeated away from home in Premiership Rugby since their visit to Wasps in November.

Bristol have won their last three fixtures against Worcester since the Warriors 27-25 victory away at Ashton Gate in March 2019. Bristol won 36-13 on their most recent victory to Sixways and have never won successive fixtures at the venue.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (88th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Michael Hudson & Gareth Holsgrove. TMO: Rowan Kitt. Citing Officer: Danae Zamboulis.


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