WORCESTER Warriors' winger Duhan van der Merwe will return this Friday night after serving out his two match ban following the red card at London Irish.

The initial ban was three weeks but it was reduced to two provided the Scottish international completed a course, which he has and now he will be back involved with the side as they make the trip to Gloucester on Friday evening at Kingsholm.

There was also some positive news regarding van der Merwe's Scotland teammate Rory Sutherland who has recovered from the rib injury that ruled him out of the second half of the Six Nations.

Boss Steve Diamond confirmed that flanker Kyle Hatherell would also return to action this Friday after recovering from the knock he suffered at Sale Sharks in February.

But Diamond revealed that the likes of Francois Venter, Owen Williams and Sam Lewis remain out of contention, whilst Ollie Lawrence is about two or three weeks away from playing again.