WORCESTER Warriors captain Ted Hill will make his 50th appearance for the club in the Premiership clash with Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate this Saturday (3pm).

Hill was released from England's Autumn Nations Cup squad last week and lead the side in the 11-10 win over London Irish at Sixways in the opening game of the Gallagher Premiership season on Saturday.

Hill was appointed Warriors’ youngest-ever club captain during the summer, continuing his remarkably quick rise to the top since his debut in 2017 against Sale Sharks in an Anglo Welsh Cup fixture.

He will again lead the side as team captain Matt Moulds is sidelined by a foot injury.

Andrew Kitchener will also notch his half-century in a Worcester shirt as Warriors look to make it back-to-back wins to start the 2020/21 campaign against Pat Lam's Bristol side.

Kitchener made his debut a year earlier than Hill and, until last year, combined his Warriors commitments with studying for a first-class degree in economics at Birmingham University.

With his elder brother, Graham, currently missing because of a foot injury, Kitchener impressed in the lineout in last week’s opening day victory over London Irish.

Blindside flanker Hill and lock Kitchener are both products of the 'Three Pears Warriors Academy' and have now established themselves in the senior squad.

Alan Solomons has made two changes to the side that beat London Irish 11-10 last weekend with Callum Black replacing Ethan Waller at loosehead prop and Matt Kvesic coming into the back-row in Joe Batley's place.

Warriors: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Nick David, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Francois Hougaard, 1 Callum Black, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Nick Schonert, 4 Anton Bresler, 5 Andrew Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill (C), 7 Matt Kvesic, 8 Marco Mama.

Replacements: 16 Beck Cutting, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Richard Palframan, 19 George Merrick, 20 Joe Batley, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Jamie Shillcock, 23 Ashley Beck.