Vieira back as Porter is ruled out

PORTUGUESE scrum-half Francisco Vieira returns to the Titans side for tomorrow's big test at Bristol after teenager Will Porter was ruled out through injury.
OUT...Will Porter.OUT...Will Porter.
OUT...Will Porter.

Porter was carried off during an outing for Wasps against Newcastle last weekend and is now expected to be out for up to eight weeks with ligament damage, although initial fears that it was a break proved unfounded.

Coach Andy Key remains confident that his side can continue the good work shown against Ealing a fortnight ago. "It's a blow to lose Will because he's done so well but Francisco will come back in and we also have Rhodri Davies back on the bench after his absence through injury, which is good news," he said.

"We know how tough it will be at Ashton Gate but we're looking forward to it. We need to keep up our level of performance shown against Ealing and if we do then we can bring something home."

Kick off is 12.30pm.