European Challenge Cup
Venue: Sixways Date: Saturday, 19 January Kick off: 13:00 GMT
Coverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and Also on the BBC Sport website

Worcester include both gamers called in England’s Six Nations training squad, Ben Te’o and also Jack Singleton, because of his final European Challenge Cup Pool Two match against Stade Francais.

Hooker Singleton, certainly one of four uncapped players called up by England head coach Eddie Jones, is one of six changes.

Centre Te’o makes only his inaugural Warriors appearance of the summer season.

But Worcester are again without Wales winger Josh Adams, who’s perhaps not risked, two weeks ahead of the Six Nations.

Former England full back Chris Pennell, captain GJ van Velze and flanker Sam Lewis also come , while Andrew Kitchener along with Michael Fatialofa produce a fresh second-row pairing.

Yet another of Warriors’ England contenders, prop Nick Schonert, is a week away from being contemplated Con-Tact fit.

Jonny Arr continues at scrum half in host to Francois Hougaard, that was believed after returning to full training this week but hadn’t featured in some of this season’s five European matches.

Where do winners endure?

Worcester have already guaranteed they will finish high after winning four of their group matches, ensuring a place in the knockout stages for the first time in 10 years.

However they could possibly need a bonus-point triumph in Sixways to get certain to be one of those four most useful table-toppers at the five groups – and thus ensure a home quarter final in late March.

Eight of Saturday’s team – including two-try winger Tom Howe – were a portion of the Worcester side who began the group matches having a 38-27 triumph in Paris in October.

Warriors: Pennell; Howe, Lawrence, Te’o, Hammond; Mills, Arr; Waller, Singleton, Kerrod, Kitchener, Fatialofa, Mama, Lewis, van Velze (capt).

Replacements: Miller, Cosgrove, Morris, Barry, Cox, Heaney, Butler, David.

Replacements: Bonfils, Fisi’ihoi, Melikidze, Revert, Richard, Van Zyl, Sanchez, Danty.

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