STEVE Diamond has made seven changes to the Worcester side that were beaten 43-12 at London Irish last weekend as Warriors welcome Exeter Chiefs to Sixways on Saturday (2.30pm KO).

Three players who tested positive for Covid-19 last week; hooker Niall Annett, second-row Graham Kitchener and loosehead prop Murray McCallum all start in place of Isaac Miller, Ethan Waller and Andrew Kitchener.

Justin Clegg drops to the bench and Joe Batley moves into the second-row, with Matt Kvesic coming back into the back-row.

In the backs, Fin Smith returns at fly-half and Oli Morris partners Ashley beck in midfield with Seb Atkinson coming out of the matchday 23.

Duhan van der Merwe starts his two-match ban following his red card last weekend so Alex Hearle starts starts on the wing.

Back-row youngster Jack Forsythe continues his spell in the squad at number 20 on the bench and Kai Owen is also among the replacements.

Jack Owlett continues his return to rugby after five months out and Harri Doel is the back-three cover.

Warriors | 15 Noah Heward, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Oli Morris, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Alex Hearle, 10 Fin Smith, 9 Willi Heinz, 1 Murray McCallum, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Graham Kitchener, 6 Ted Hill (C), 7 Matt Kvesic, 8 Sione Vailanu.

Replacements | 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Jack Owlett, 19, Justin Clegg, 20 Jack Forsythe, 21 Gareth Simpson, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Harri Doel.

As for the visitors, they are without a number of their internationals as the Six Nations returns.

Sam Skinner and Stuart Hogg are in Rome with Scotland as they face Italy and Sam Simmonds, Henry Slade and Jack Nowell start for England against Ireland at Twickenham.

Here is how they line-up: