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
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.
There has been a flurry of activity taking place at Sixways off-the-field over the last two weeks as the stadium pitch has undergone major renovation in preparation for the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership campaign.