Worcester Warriors have named the following team for the match at Newcastle on Friday, September 8 (8pm).
Drew Hickey returns to action after minor surgery on his elbow, while Dale Rasmussen was not considered for selection as he recovers from the injury he sustained last Saturday, against Bristol.
Team: 1 Darren Morris, 2 Chris Fortey, 3 Tevita Taumoepeau, 4 Craig Gillies, 5 Phil Murphy, 6 Pat Sanderson (c), 7 Tom Harding, 8 Drew Hickey, 9 Matt Powell, 10 Shane Drahm, 11 Marcel Garvey, 12 Simon Whatling, 13 Thomas Lombard, 14 Thinus Delport, 15 Lee Best
Replacements: 16 Chris Horsman, 17 Ben Gotting, 18 Richard Blaze, 19 Kai Horstmann, 20 James Brown, 21 Miguel Avramovic, 22 Mark Tucker
Niall Annett and Phil Dowson are among three changes to the Warriors starting line-up for their trip to Franklin's Gardens to take on Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership this Saturday (kick-off 3pm).