FORMER Worcester Warriors captain Ted Hill will make his return from injury this weekend for Bath in their mid-season friendly with Leinster at The Rec on Friday night.

Hill has been out since the opening game of the Gallagher Premiership season in October when he suffered an upper-leg injury in the win over Newcastle Falcons.

The England international returned to training earlier this month and will make his return on Friday evening against Irish powerhouse Leinster.

24-year-old Hill had been in fine form with the Blue, Black and Whites since joining the club in 2022 following the demise of Warriors. He won Forward of the Year at Bath's end-of-season awards at the end of 2022/23 and was involved in England's Rugby World Cup training squad last summer, but was not named in the final group for France.

Bath have been out of action for the majority of the past six weeks with the domestic season taking a break during the Guinness Six Nations. A number of clubs are playing in mid-season friendlies before the return of club rugby next week. 

Hill will have his eyes on getting back into the Bath first 15 and also a place in the England squad for the upcoming summer tour to New Zealand, where Steve Borthwick's side will play two tests against the All Blacks after a test in Tokyo with Japan.