Team News | Du Preez to start at Northampton

Warriors have been forced to reshuffle their back-row for today’s Gallagher Premiership match against Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens (4.30pm).

Matt Kvesic has been forced to withdraw from the match through illness so Marco Mama will switch from number eight to the openside flank with Cornell du Preez starting in the middle of the back-row.

Sam Lewis has been promoted from travelling reserve to the bench to provide back-row cover.

Warriors | 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Ollie Lawrence, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Nick David, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Justin Clegg, 5 Andrew Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill (C), 7 Marco Mama, 8 Cornell du Preez.

Replacements | 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Marc Thomas, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 Joe Batley, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Oli Morris.