Worcester’s squad of 22 players includes an assistant coach and one retired player

stricken Worcester They finally confirmed that their team will play their first round match on Wednesday night as they kick off their defense as the Rugby League Cup champions. The Warriors won the final last season in Irish London But there were concerns that they might have to give up their opening match to defend their title as no team was announced as scheduled on Tuesday before the match.

George Skifington, the President of Gloster, was hoping to continue the match, and confirmed in his media conference that The Worcester Team Manager has been in touch regarding the allocation of parking spaces in Kingsholm to League Cup the match.

Now Worcester Match Day 22 – one man short as there is no number 19 on the bench – was finally picked at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 22 hours after it was scheduled to come out and less than ten hours before the scheduled 7:45 p.m. The Warriors are very restricted to players, though coach Johnny Goodridge, 41, and retired former player Matt Gilbert were both named to the bench in a squad that includes five guest players.

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A Worcester statement read: “Warriors Academy coach and transfer coach Jonny Goodridge and former player Matt Gilbert have come out of retirement to help the club complete Wednesday’s opening game in defense of the Premier Rugby Cup against Gloucester Rugby in Kingsholm.

Goodridge, 41, spent six seasons as a full-back with Gloucester in a career that also included stints with Leeds Carnegie and Bristol before moving on to training. Although it’s been nine years since Goodridge played competitive rugby, he regularly takes part in the Warriors’ coaching sessions and would make his club debut if he came off the bench at Kingsholm.

Flanker Gilbert, who retired from playing at the end of last season, was also selected as a substitute at Gloucester. England The deaf international last played for the Warriors in 2016 after a two-season stint at Squaws, and also played for Llanelli, Mogliano, Bath, Hartbury and Sunderford before retiring in April to run his pizza business.

Gilbert is one of five guest players on the Match Day squad who have joined the Lockdown Ole Carey, back-row strikers Louis Barrett and Ethan Parkins, and the substitute is Will Tanner. Theo Mayal will make his international debut for the England U-18 Warriors having joined the Three Bears Warriors Academy this season.

Wing Alex Wills and Tighthead Prop Will Couch, who are also newcomers to the Supreme Academy, line up with their bench debut. Lock Graham Kitchenerwho came off the bench in Gallagher Premiership matches against London Irish and Exeter Chiefs, is the only player in tonight’s match squad to have played this season.”

Worcester (v. Gloucester, Wednesday)
15. Toby Wilson; 14. Harry Jules, 13. Maurice was12. Will Butler (capt), 11. Tom Howe; 10. Charlie Titcombe, 9. Olly Wayne; 1. Kai Owen2. Finn Theobald Thomas, 3. Jack Owlette, 4. Olly Carey, 5. Graham Kitchener, 6. Theo Mail, 7. Louis Barrett, 8. Ethan Parkins. Number of repetitions: 16. Will Tanner, 17. Louis Holsey18. Will Couch, 20. Matt Gilbert, 21. Tom Miles, 22. Alex Wells, 23. Johnny Goodridge.


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