WORCESTER Warriors will warm-up for their 2018-19 Gallagher Premiership campaign with a trip to Italy to face Benetton before hosting Championship side Hartpury.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons will take his new-look side to Stadio di Monigo as they open their pre-season campaign against the Italian side on Friday, August 10 (7.30pm BST).

Benetton impressed in the Guinness Pro 14 last season, winning more than half their games in Conference B and taking some major scalps against the likes of Scarlets, Cheetahs and Ospreys.

Supporters will then be able to see Solomons’ men in action at Sixways for the first time this summer when they tackle Hartpury on Saturday, August 18 (3pm).

Hartpury who faced Warriors last summer finished 10th in the Championship during their maiden season in England’s second tier.

The pre-season matches will provide opportunities for new signings such as Duncan Weir, Cornell du Preez and Ashley Beck to impress the Warriors coaches ahead of the start of the new season.

Tickets for the clash with Hartpury are available in the East Stand and will be available to purchase from tomorrow.

They will cost £10 for adults and £1 for juniors, but season ticket holders can get in for free.