Scottish international Simon Taylor will start his first game for almost a year when he lines up in Saracens colours on Wednesday night.
Back-row star Taylor, currently on a week's loan with the Premiership club, features at number eight against South African Super 12 side The Cats at Vicarage Road.
Taylor made a 20-minute substitute's appearance when Saracens beat Premiership rivals Northampton last Saturday, but he now features in a powerful starting line-up alongside the likes of Taine Randell, Iain Fullarton and Raphael Ibanez.
Taylor suffered a serious knee ligament injury during last season's RBS 6 Nations Championship, yet he is now on course for an international return ahead of the Lions tour to New Zealand this summer.
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.