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David Denton joined Worcester Warriors from Bath in May
Aviva Premiership
Venue: Sixways Date: Friday, 1 December Kick-off: 19:45 GMT
Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and on the BBC Sport website

Worcester make one change to their starting line-up to face Sale, bringing in David Denton at number eight to replace the injured GJ van Velze.

Warriors captain Donncha O’Callaghan will make his 50th start for the club.

Sale trio AJ MacGinty, Byron McGuigan and TJ Ioane return from international duty, but Marland Yarde misses out on selection because of injury.

James O’Connor will be at full-back for the first time for Sale and Rohan Janse van Rensburg starts at inside centre.

Warriors have Joe Taufete’e back on the bench after returning from international duty with the USA.

Match facts

  • Worcester, who have won their last two Premiership games, are looking for a third in a row for the first time since March 2016. They have scored 24 tries in their last five games, in all competitions.
  • They face a Sale side who have a great record against Warriors, having lost just once in meetings between the two teams since 2012.
  • Warriors have won twice at home this season, against Brive in the European Challenge Cup, and 30-15 against Northampton, prior to the win at Leicester.
  • Sale have not won away from home in the Premiership since a trip to Bristol in October 2016.

Worcester: Pennell; Heem, Willison, Mills, Adams; Lance, Hougaard, Waller, Singleton, Schonert, O’Callaghan (capt), Spencer, Faosiliva, Lewis, Denton.

Replacements: Taufete’e, Bower, Milasinovich, Scotland-Williamson, Phillips, Dowsett, Olver, Hammond.

Sale: O’Connor; Solomona, James, van Rensburg, McGuigan; MacGinty, De Klerk; Harrison, Webber, John, Evans, Ostrikov, Ross (capt), Curry, Strauss.

Replacements: Neild, Flynn, Aulika, Nott, Ioane, Cliff, Jennings, Haley.

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