NOAH Heward and Luke Scully could be on opposing sides in this season’s Under 20s Six Nations but they will line up alongside each other for Worcester Cavaliers in tonight’s Premiership Rugby Shield match against Leicester Tigers Development at Sixways (7.30pm).

Full-back Heward has been included in the England under 20s squad for the Six Nations with fly-half Scully in the Wales set-up for the tournament.

Both have impressed in helping Cavaliers to the top of the Shield’s Northern Conference with four consecutive bonus-point victories in the first half of the season.

Centre Will Butler will make his seasonal debut for Cavaliers having recovered from an ankle injury which he sustained playing for Warriors in the Premiership Cup match at Bath in September.

Back-row forwards Matti Williams (abductor muscle) and Caleb Montgomery (hand) will also return after lengthy injury lay-offs.

Williams will start with Montgomery set to make his comeback as a replacement.

There are five guest players in the squad with four of them from Hartpury University.

Wing Matt McNab, who has already played for Cavaliers, and tighthead prop Mitch Walsh both start with their team-mates Aiden Burnett and Max Boxall on the bench.

Nick Bingham, of National Two North side Sheffield Tigers, provides cover for Walsh as Warriors have three tightheads in Conor Carey, Farai Mudariki and Joe Morris on the injured list.

The Leicester match marks the halfway point of Cavaliers’ season after which the Shield takes a break during the Six Nations and returns in late March when Cavaliers will play four of their last five matches away.

Cavaliers: Heward; Fidow, van Breda, Butler, McNab (Hartpury); Scully, Simpson; Owen, Miller, Walsh (Hartpury), Cox, Scott, Monks, Williams, Dodd. Replacements: Cutting, Holsey, Bingham (Sheffield Tigers), Burnett (Hartpury), Montgomery, Morris, Boxall (Hartpury), David.