Worcester Warriors return to A League action tonight (Monday) as they face league leaders Leicester Tigers in the Northern Conference at Sixways Stadium (kick-off 7.30pm).
Back row James Collins will once again captain the side and is joined by Matt Cox and Jake Abbott in the pack.
Calum MacRae will start at full back, as he continues his return from a thumb injury, and Greg King returns to A League action after impressing for the senior side in Madrid.
“We are looking forward to facing the current league leaders at Sixways Stadium,” said Gary Meechan, Academy Assistant Manager.
“As always, we treat Leicester Tigers teams with a lot of respect and know that they will come and bring a very physical competition to us.
“With that in mind, we have picked the best team we possibly can that is sprinkled with experience, players who have played senior rugby, so that we can look to be competitive.
“It’s important for individuals in the team to give a good account of themselves and show they can step up into the senior side.
“Most of the team have experience of playing with the senior team and have been competitive in European games, now they have another chance to show what they are capable of in the A league competition.”
Warriors include props Kevin Davis and Rob Dugard in the starting line-up from Coventry and Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock added: “We have a good relationship with Coventry and we thank them for helping us out with two props for this game.
“We have lent them George Crook and Joe Carlisle in recent week and they have now been able to reciprocate that in our hour of need.”
Debenture and Season Ticket holders gain free admittance to tonight’s game. Entrance is otherwise £3 for adults and juniors gain free entry.
Warriors A v Leicester Tigers
15 Calum MacRae
14 Earl Collins
13 Andy Short
12 Greg King
11 Charlie Fellows
10 George Crook
9 Ollie Frost
1 Kevin Davis
2 Jordan Page
3 Rob Dugard
4 James Freeman
5 Will Bowley
6 James Collins (c)
7 Jake Abbott
8 Matt Cox
Replacements (from): Michael Hill, Charley Thomas, Sean McCarthy, Dave Askew, Nile Dacres, Louis Silver, Joe Carlisle, Michael Penn