WORCESTER Warriors will hand a debut to new signing Kurt Haupt in one of seven changes to the starting line-up in the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday (3pm).

Ben Howard and academy winger Alex Hearle are both set for their first appearances of the season in the back three alongside the in-form Dean Hammond.

Will Butler skippers the side again from midfield next to Max Stelling while Luke Baldwin and Sam Olver prepare for their first starts of the campaign in the half-back combination.

The front row sees Simon Kerrod handed his first Warriors start alongside Haupt and Ryan Bower.

Darren Barry and Christian Scotland-Williamson continue their partnership in the second row.

Huw Taylor, Andrew Durutalo and Tom Dodd all keep their places in the back row.

Joe Taufete’e is among the replacements before he joins the USA on international duty while Gareth Milasinovich and Nick Schonert are also on the bench.

Academy utility back Afeafe Haisila Lokotui could be in line for his first appearance of the campaign while under 18 youngster Ollie Lawrence is also in the squad after scoring off the bench on his debut against Sale Sharks last weekend.

Warriors ran in six tries on their last visit to The Stoop just two weeks ago but will be hoping to finish on the right end of the scoreline this time out.

There are five changes to Quins' starting 15 who beat Saracens in round one of the competition.

Welsh international Jamie Roberts comes in to partner Harry Sloan in the midfield while Calum Waters makes his first start for the club.

Mark Lambert is named at loosehead prop as captain James Chisholm and Mat Luamanu form the back row alongside Ben Glynn.

Among the replacements, Niall Saunders will look to make his full Harlequins debut.

Warriors: Howard; Hearle, Stelling, Butler, Hammond; Olver, Baldwin; Bower, Haupt, Kerrod, Scotland-Williamson, Barry, Taylor, Durutalo, Dodd. Replacements: Taufete’e, Milasinovich, Schonert, Phillips, Hill, Stringer, Haisila Lokotui, Lawrence.

Quins: Visser; Ibitoye, Sloan, Roberts, Alofa; Lang, Waters; Lambert, Elia, McNulty, Merrick, Matthews, Glynn, Chisholm, Luamanu. Replacements: Piper, Boyce, Ibuanokpe, Lamb, White, Saunders, Smith, Chisholm.