Worcester Warriors U18 side welcome their Leicester Tigers counterparts to Sixways on Sunday in their rearranged Aviva Premiership Academy league fixture.
The sides had been scheduled to meet on the 22nd December but poor weather saw the game pushed back to this weekend.
Worcester have named a strong side with Ellesmere Collegeâ€™s Louis Chaudron leading them from number 8. Worcester 6th form College provides the bulk of the side as might be expected due to their AASE status, though Bromsgrove School also make a sizeable contribution to the starting XV.
The Warriors are looking to bounce back from an agonising 23-20 defeat away at Newcastle Falcons in the opening round while Leicester enjoyed a comfortable 30-9 win over Leeds Carnegie.
The Tigers are yet to name their starting XV but it looks likely to be similar to the side named for the original date for this fixture.
The whole of Round 2 of the U18 league was rather weather spoiled as only three of the original six fixtures went ahead. Leeds v Gloucester and Exeter v Saracens were also postponed.
The three fixture that went ahead though were greatly entertaining affairs, with Harlequins in particular looking to be in top form with a 50-12 win against Bristol.
Such a strong win over this Bristol side packed with Filton College talent, particularly after a heavy defeat to Saracens in the opening round, spoke volumes for the talent and character of this Quins squad.
Elsewhere, Sale looked very good in their first game of the campaign, defeating 22-9, while London Wasps edged to a 21-17 away win against London Irish.
Worcester Warriors (Confirmed):
1 Joe Wrafter; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨2 Callum Young; Bromsgrove Schoolâ€¨3 Antonio Harris; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨4 Huw Taylor; Old Swinford Hospitalâ€¨5 Scott Makepiece; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨6 Sam Smith â€¨7 Andrew Boyce; Kings Worcesterâ€¨8 Louis Chaudron (c); Ellesmere Collegeâ€¨9 Ben Williams; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨10 Elliott Davies; Bromsgrove Schoolâ€¨11 Colin Dickson; Ellesmere Collegeâ€¨12 James Young; Bromsgrove Schoolâ€¨13 Dan Hope; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨14 Jackson Hughes; Lawrence Sheriff Schoolâ€¨15 Jon Hughes; RGS Worcester
16 James Gunther; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨17 Dave Whiting; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨18 Lewis Hodnett; Shrewsbury Schoolâ€¨19 Matt Perks; Dudley Kingswinford RFCâ€¨20 George Jeavons-Fellows; Kings Worcesterâ€¨21 Jake Pratley; Worcester 6th Form Collegeâ€¨22 Tom Parker; Ellesmere Collegeâ€¨23 Luke White; Tarporley High Schoolâ€¨24 Dave Serafini; Kings Worcesterâ€¨25 Will Elt; Kings Worcester
Leicester Tigers (Probable):
O Perry Humphreys â€¨N Rhys Williamsâ€¨M Henry Purdyâ€¨L Charlie Thacker â€¨K Hershall Wardâ€¨J Oliver Bryantâ€¨I George Princeâ€¨A Neale Farthingâ€¨B Jack Holmesâ€¨C James Thraves (c)â€¨D Matthew Hubbartâ€¨E Joe Maksymiw â€¨F Jake Farnworthâ€¨H Will Owenâ€¨G Oliver Povoas
P George Nairnâ€¨Q Tiziano Pasqualiâ€¨S Dan Hoganâ€¨T Charlie Beckettâ€¨U Josh Bevan-Brownâ€¨V John Hargreavesâ€¨W David Williamsâ€¨X Brendon Mandivenga