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Team News ahead of Worcester Warriors vs NEC Harlequins

30 September 2004

Worcester Warriors team News

15         Thinus Delport
14         Dale Rasmussen
13         Ben Hinshelwood
12         Thomas Lombard
11         Ben Gollings
10         James Brown
9          Matt Powell
8          Drew Hickey
7          Pat Sanderson  (Captain)
6          Leon Greeff
5          Craig Gillies
4          Tim Collier
3          Neil Lyman
2          Ben Daly
1          Tony Windo

16         Steven Sparks
17         Lee Fortey
18         Andre van Niekerk
19         Saosi Vaili
20         Mark Gabey
21         Clive Stuart-Smith
22         Daren O'Leary

NEC Harlequins Team News
Summer signing Dafydd James makes his first Zurich Premiership start for NEC Harlequins in this Saturday's (2nd October) match against Worcester Warriors at Sixways, kick-off 2.00pm. The Wales and Lions international starts in the centre alongside Will Greenwood, who has recovered from the head injury that has forced him to miss the last two matches.

James takes the place of Andy Reay, while Greenwood's return allows George Harder to start on the wing in place of Ugo Monye. The pack is unchanged, with the bench being announced tomorrow (Friday 1st October).

Having arrived in the UK on Tuesday, recent signing Matt Henjak will not be part of the squad this weekend.

"Everyone in the squad is fully aware of the importance of this weekend's match," said Mark Evans, NEC Harlequins Chief Executive. "Both sides go into the fixture desperate for a victory and despite their heavy defeat at Sale last Friday, we know that Worcester will present us with a very tough challenge at Sixways."

"I am delighted to be able to select Dafydd and Will in the midfield for the first time, as both are big game players with the experience we need in Saturday's match, which is sure to be a very closely fought contest."

The full team is as follows:

15. Gavin Duffy
14. George Harder
13. Will Greenwood
12. Dafydd James
11. Simon Keogh
10. Jeremy Staunton
9. Steve So'oialo
1. Ceri Jones
2. Ace Tiatia
3. Jon Dawson
4. Karl Rudzki
5. Simon Miall
6. Luke Sherriff
7. Andre Vos (Capt.)
8. Tony Diprose

Replacements: TBC