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Arr set to celebrate 100th Warriors appearance
SCRUM-HALF Jonny Arr is set to make his 100th appearance for Worcester Warriors when they travel to Welford Road to tackle Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow (3pm).
Home-grown ace Arr, who made his club debut in December 2007 against London Irish, is named among the replacements for the league clash as he closes in on the memorable milestone.
Head Coach Richard Hill has named the same line-up that faced Bath on the opening day of the campaign.
He praised Arr’s contribution to the Warriors as he prepares to join an exclusive group of players who have made a century of appearances for the club.
“It’s fantastic for Jonny that he is set to join the ‘100 club’ and I’m sure all our supporters will be keen to congratulate him on such an achievement,” said Hill.
“We have named him among the replacements to face Leicester and I know he will be itching to get involved and make an impact at Welford Road.
“It’s always a big challenge to play away at Leicester Tigers,” added Hill. “But it’s vitally important we pick a team that can play the manner in which we want to perform.’ “There are certain things we need to consider about the opposition but, by-and-large, we are recruiting and selecting players who can play the style of rugby we want to promote.
“We are excited about the game and moving on after the bitter disappointment of losing to Bath on the opening weekend of fixtures.”
Warriors: Pennell; Drauniniu, Grove, Matavesi, Lemi; Goode, Perry; Mullan, Lutui, Andress, Percival, Schofield, Chris Jones, Betty, Taulava. Replacements: Hayes, Ceri Jones, Currie, Gillies, Kvesic, Arr, Joe Carlisle, Howard.
Tigers: Murphy; Hamilton, Tuilagi, Allen, Goneva; Flood, Harrison; Stankovich, T Youngs, Castrogiovanni, Kitchener, Parling, Mafi, Salvi, Waldrom. Replacements: Hawkins, Mulipola, Cole, Andrew, Crane, Phibbs, Ford, Smith.