Head Coach Hill admits his squad are now keen to get out of the gym and he anticipates any rustiness will compensated by a huge desire to perform and real enthusiasm for the clash with a Pirates team unbeaten on home soil.
"The players have been put through it and have been pretty sore and tired over the last two weeks," said Hill.
"They have been pushed right to the limit, in terms of their physical capacity, which is good. It will stand us in very good stead later on. However, that impact will not take place for another three or four weeks when you see that come through.
"They have had a rest from rugby and been mainly in the gym working hard. That means they are really looking forward to playing, which is good. To have them, at this stage of the season, just wanting to get out on the field and really play is a positive.
"It has been three weeks without a game so some are getting a bit twitchy. It will be nice to put them back out," he added.
"We did debate whether to put the full side out last week against Plymouth, but we resisted that because we feel in the longer term it will be more beneficial to do what they have done, rather than the short term gain.
"It will be interesting to see how we perform. We have had a full week of preparation this week so I don't anticipate any problems and that should be compensated by the enthusiasm."