WORCESTER Warriors full-back Chris Pennell will enjoy a double celebration at Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Exeter Chiefs at Sixways (3pm).

Pennell will lead out the team in his testimonial game and will also become the first Warriors player to make 150 Premiership appearances.

The 31-year-old former England international equalled Craig Gillies’ previous Premiership appearance record of 149 at Newcastle last Sunday.

He will reach the new landmark in a day when there will be a range of fund-raising activities for the three charities, Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust, Diabetes UK and Acorns Children’s Hospice, which Pennell is supporting through his testimonial.

Pennell, the son of the late former England and Worcestershire cricketer Graham Dilley, made his Premiership debut for Warriors at Bath in 2007 and has played all his rugby for the club he joined from Old Swinford Hospital School.

Pennell will go into the Exeter match needing one point to become only the sixth Warriors player to score 400 points for the club in all competitions.

Warriors are without hooker Jack Singleton who suffered an elbow injury in the 17-6 defeat at Newcastle.

Niall Annett, who has made a quick recovery from a shoulder problem, replaces Singleton in the middle of the front row.

The other change is at loosehead prop where Callum Black starts.

Number eight Marco Mama has recovered from the head injury he sustained in the second half at Newcastle.

Exeter boss Rob Baxter make two changes to his starting XV in the back division where Jack Maunder gets the nod over Nic White at scrum-half while Tom O’Flaherty returns with Wales and British Lions winger Alex Cuthbert ruled out with a knock.

Warriors: Pennell; Heem, Venter, Mills, Howe; Weir, Hougaard; Black, Annett, Schonert, Bresler, Fatialofa, Hill, Lewis, Mama. Replacements: Miller, Waller, Milasinovich, Phillips, Cox, Heaney, Lance, Lawrence.

Exeter: Cordero; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Devoto, Woodburn; Steenson, Maunder; Hepburn, Yeandle, Holmes, Dennis, Hill, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic. Replacements: Taione, Keast, Williams, Lees, Lonsdale, White, Simmonds, Hill.