Worcester Warriors v Argentina

Joe Carlisle
Carlisle signed a new two-year deal for Worcester this year

Worcester Warriors fly half Joe Carlisle gets the chance to impress as they take on Argentina at Sixways in a historic match on Tuesday, 23 August (19:45 BST).

Carlisle plays his first pre-season game as Warriors host international opposition for the first time.

Errie Claassens starts at full-back while Josh Drauniniu and Marcel Garvey on the wings.

Dale Rasmussen captains the team alongside Alex Grove in midfield.

Hooker Chris Fortey gets his first start of pre-season while Chris Jones could make his home debut after a solid display against Plymouth Albion at the weekend.

Head coach Richard Hill told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "There are a few different faces on show for us against Argentina and it will be an exciting night for the club.

"It will be a test and we will be under the pump against a big and more powerful team.

"Our defence will be really tested and I think we will be under sustained periods of pressure from Argentina, if they play well.

"It will be a very interesting to see how far we have come in a week since the Melbourne Rebels game, in terms of learning how to deal with severe pressure and making sure we relieve that when we have the opportunity."

There will be full commentary on the game on BBC Hereford and Worcester on 104fm and online at bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester.

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