Northampton Saints will look to keep their hold on the top spot in this weekend's Aviva Premiership action.
The Tigers travel to the Salford City Stadium to take on a Sharks team that are yet to win in the Aviva Premiership this season.
The Aviva Premiership fixtures for 2012/13 have been announced.
Worcester Warriors have confirmed that Dean Ryan has been appointed Director of Rugby following the departure of Head Coach Richard Hill.Ryan, who spent four successful years as Head Coach of Gloucester Rugby, will begin his role as Director of Rugby following the final game of the season.
The 46-year-old was part of the Scotland coaching team during this season's Six Nations, where he helped to steer the side to back-to-back victories for the first time in 12 years and, with it, their highest finish for seven years.
During his playing days as a number eight, Ryan won four England caps and enjoyed spells at Saracens, Wasps, Newcastle and Bristol.
Worcester Warriors has confirmed that Richard Hill will be leaving his post as Head Coach at Sixways Stadium with immediate effect.
Former England international Hill has been in charge at Warriors for the last three seasons and led the club to promotion to the Aviva Premiership in 2011.
However, following the club’s recent run of form, Bill Bolsover CBE – the club’s chairman of its Rugby Committee, has announced that Hill will leave the club.
New goal-post technology is being tested by a West Midlands firm at Worcester Warriors.
The testing is hoping to solve the problem of disallowed goals in Rugby.
'GoalScan' creates an invisible electronic curtain between the goal-posts and acts as an additional tool for the referee.
The technology would help speed the game up as well as make the sport more accurate.
Worcester Warriors have signed former England lock Dean Schofield from French club Toulon.
Schofield, who made his England debut against South Africa prior to the 2007 World Cup, spent nine seasons with Sale Sharks before heading to France.
He will move to Sixways in time for next season.
Warriors head coach Richard Hill said, "Dean will add more physical presence and power to our pack of forwards. We want to go for a big pack next season."
"Dean is a big man and a powerful man who is also quick and has superb skills.
"When he plays he stands out in the pack of forwards. He is all-action and brings his presence to the close quarters."