Preview: Worcester Warriors vs. Harlequins

Harlequins' Danny Care is tackled by Bath's Stephen Donald on April 13, 2013
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership encounter between Worcester and champions Harlequins at Sixways Stadium.

Harlequins know that victory at Worcester Warriors on Saturday will book them a spot in this season's Aviva Premiership playoffs.

The champions got back to winning ways last weekend against Bath following a run of three straight defeats.

Worcester have been in woeful form as of late, losing eight of their previous nine games.

Quins will field the same side that won the championship at Twickenham Stadium last season - the first time that they have done that during the current campaign.

Andy Goode, Matt Kvesic and Matt Mullan will be making their final home appearances for the Warriors ahead of their respective departures this summer, while Ben Howard is handed a first league start.

Recent form:

Worcester: LLWLLL

Quins: WWLWLW

Lineups:

Worcester: Pennell, Drauniniu, Grove, Clarke, Howard, Goode, Arr, Taulava, Kvesic, Best, Jones, Percival, Murray, Shervington, Mullan
Replacements: Lutui, O'Donnell, Andress, Gillies, Abbott, Perry, Gray, Carlisle

Quins: Brown, Williams, Lowe, Turner-Hall, Monye, Evans, Care, Easter, Robshaw, Fa'asavalu, Robson, Kohn, Johnston, Gray, Marler
Replacements: Buchanan, Lambert, Collier, Matthews, Guest, Dickson, Botica, Chisholm

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