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Solomons is after repeat performance.

Byline: PAUL BOLTON mail.sport@birminghammail.co.uk

WORCESTER Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons wants the same again from his players in Sunday's Gallagher Premiership local derby against Gloucester at Sixways (3pm).

Warriors moved seven points clear of bottom club Newcastle Falcons with a bonus point 39-17 victory over Sale Sharks two weeks ago.

The win featured Warriors' best performance since they trounced Bristol in early October and Solomons wants them to repeat the passion and intensity against Gloucester who were comfortable winners when the sides met at Kingsholm in December and who are pushing for a home play-off.

Solomons said: "If we perform really well and we can replicate that performance that we had against Sale then anything is possible, but we have to perform well."

Warriors will be forced to make at least one change from the side that beat Sale as wing Bryce Heem is suspended.

Heem was yellow carded for a tip tackle against Sale but that was upgraded to red by citing commissioner Will James and an RFU disciplinary panel rejected Heem's appeal against that decision.

Perry Humphreys, recently returned from an ankle injury, is in line to replace Heem having impressed in the second team at Newcastle on Monday. ? Warriors pair James Scott and Kai Owen have been named in the England Under-20s squad for today's one-off international against South Africa at Coventry's Butts Park Arena (kick-off 7.30pm).

Lock Scott will start the match with loosehead prop Owen named as a replacement. The match against the Junior Springboks will be the chance for them to nail down places in the squad for the World Rugby Under-20s Championship in Argentina in June.

? Worcester have made Blues and Northland hooker Matt Moulds their seventh new signing for the 2019/20 season.

Moulds will become Warriors second signing from Super Rugby side Blues after wing Melani Nanai. Moulds, 27, also plays for Northland alongside another new Warriors recruit, scrum-half Jono Kitto, and captained the province in the ITM Cup from 2015 to 2018.

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