Worcester Warriors have named their matchday 23 for the visit of high-flying Saracens at Sixways on Saturday in their penultimate fixture of the Gallagher Premiership season.

Matt Kvesic returns to the side after a nine week lay-off with an ankle injury as one of six changes to the side that were beaten by Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership last weekend.

Captain Ted Hill reverts back to his usual position on the flank and British and Irish Lions prop Rory Sutherland is back in the front-row, swapping places with Murray McCallum who started last week.

Wednesday's cup hero Gareth Simpson starts at scrum-half and partners Fin Smith at fly-half. Tom Howe, who scored Warriors’ first try in Wednesday’s cup semi-final win against Gloucester, starts on the left wing.

British and Irish Lions international Duhan van der Merwe, who returned from a rib injury against Gloucester, is ruled out by a slight Achilles tendon irritation.

Noah Heward returns at full-back after he made his comeback from a head injury in the cup semi-final.

Wales international centre Ashley Beck returns to the matchday squad as a replacement having recovered from a knee injury.

And here is how Saracens line up for Saturday. They make three changes from the side that beat Exeter last weekend. 

Andy Christie in the back-row, Rotimi Segun on the wing and Max Malins at full-back all returning to the XV for the trip to Worcester. 

Warriors | 15 Noah Heward, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Tom Howe, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Gareth Simpson, 1 Rory Sutherland, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Kyle Hatherell, 7 Ted Hill (C), 8 Matt Kvesic.

Replacements | 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Murray McCallum, 19 Andrew Kitchener, 20 Sam Lewis, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Ashley Beck.