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Bristol v Worcester


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Bristol v Worcester

Venue: Memorial Ground Date: Sunday, 29 March Kick-off: 1230

Bristol, who must beat Worcester to stand a chance of avoiding relegation, make two changes from the Wasps loss.

Neil Brew starts on in the centre instead of Luke Arscott, while Mariano Sambucetti replaces Roy Winters.

Worcester recall Tom Wood to the back row as he has recovered from a broken jaw, while Darren Morris starts in the front row.

With Chris Latham injured, Willie Walker switches to full-back, with Matthew Jones starting at fly-half.

As the prospect of the drop looms, Bristol captain Joe El-Abd admits his side have under-performed this season, but promised they would do all they could to preserve their top-flight status.

"We haven't picked up as many wins as we should have done. Every game we've played, bar a few, have been very close, and we will continue fighting to the very end," he said.

Bristol: T Arscott, L Robinson, N Brew, J Fatialofa, D Lemi, E Barnes, S Perry; M Irish, S Linklater, D Crompton, Mariano Sambucetti, Robert Sidoli, Redford Pennycook, Joe El Abd (capt), Dan Ward-Smith.
Replacements: O Hayes, W Thompson, R Winters, A To'oala, H Thomas, L Eves, L Arscott

Worcester: W Walker, M Garvey, R Gear, D Rasmussen, M Benjamin, M Jones, R Powell; M Mullan, C Fortey, D Morris, G Rawlinson, W Bowley, T Wood, P Sanderson (capt), K Horstmann.
Replacements: C Black, A Lutui, G Kitchener, J Collins, J Arr, L Crichton, A Grove

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