Warriors Women will look to continue their strong start to the season as they welcome defending champions Harlequins to Sixways in the second round of the Allianz Premier 15s.

Warriors came out 29-25 victors away at Sale Sharks in the opening round of fixtures but will face a sterner test today, with kick-off at 2pm.

There are three changes from last week’s winning line-up.

Carys Cox returns to the starting XV as she replaces Meg Varley, who is ruled out with a hand injury.

Lydia Thompson, who could feature for the Red Roses when they return to Sixways later this year, is kept out the team as a precaution after she suffered a head injury against Sale. She is replaced by Abi Kershaw on the left wing.

The final change sees Cat McNaney make her debut as she comes in at full-back having joined from Bristol earlier this year.

The forwards are unchanged and coach Liza Burgess is looking to keep the early momentum going/

She said: “It was a great start for us last week and the girls have trained really hard this pre-season, so to come away with the five points in the opening game was exactly what we wanted to do.

“We couldn’t have asked for anymore and we’re building nicely. We know what Harlequins bring and we’ve prepared well for tomorrow’s game – we’re just excited to take them on at our home ground and take the game to them.

“We’ve got nothing to lose and we’re going to go out there and stick to our game plan.”

The game marks the first time the women’s team will play in front of home supporters in over eight months.

Burgess said: “It’s fantastic to have the supporters back and it means such a lot to the girls. Worcester have such a great following and they bring such an energy to Sixways on a matchday.”

The men’s side are also in action today however they will be without many of the senior players, who were in action last night against Glasgow.

Ten academy players have been named in the matchday squad that takes on Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field at 5pm.