NICK Schonert is back fit and ready to face his “ultimate test” at scrum time when he locks horns with loosehead prop Ben Moon at Exeter Chiefs today (2pm).

Leaders Exeter will be without a number of their key players due to international call-ups, including front-row duo Alec Hepburn and Harry Williams, for their Aviva Premiership clash with Worcester Warriors.

But Schonert stressed that had no impact on the challenge facing second-from-bottom Warriors when they arrive at Sandy Park, insisting Chiefs have got “no weaknesses”.

With Hepburn on England duty, Moon, who has made more than 200 appearances for Exeter, will wear the number one shirt.

Schonert described the uncapped 28-year-old as a “great scrummager” but said he was relishing the task.

“Exeter’s third-string front row could probably all play for England or other nations,” Schonert said.

“They have got guys like Ben who is incredible. I rate him as one of the best looseheads in the Premiership.

“You cannot go down in a scrum expecting an easy time against him. He is very strong and a great scrummager.

“But I enjoy scrummaging against him because that’s the ultimate test.”

Number eight Sam Simmonds and wing Jack Nowell will also be in action for England against Wales at Twickenham this afternoon.

Warriors, meanwhile, will miss Wales ace Josh Adams, England centre Ben Te’o and Scotland back rower David Denton due to the Six Nations.

Exeter have won 10 of their 13 league games to move five points clear of closest rivals Saracens at the top of the table.

But Schonert felt it was possible to beat Rob Baxter’s men, insisting Warriors just needed to “want it more” than the hosts.

Worcester ended a run of 12 straight defeats against Exeter with a 31-21 win at Sixways in the Anglo-Welsh Cup last month.

“Exeter might be missing a few of their internationals but their replacements will be just as good if not better,” Schonert said.

“They are a class outfit with great depth to their squad so you have to make sure you are up for a massive challenge if you want to compete against them.

“Exeter have got no weakness so the only way you can beat them is by wanting it more than them.

“If you want it more than any team on the day you can beat them. Every single person including the coaches will have to give 150 per cent that day.”

Schonert will make his first start since hobbling off in Warriors’ win over London Irish in December with an ankle injury.

The 26-year-old came off the bench in Worcester’s 33-27 defeat at Dragons last Friday and is looking forward to running out against Exeter.

“I have been out for a few weeks and champing at the bit to get back out there,” he added.