To accommodate him, England U20 scrum half Dan Robson will move to outside half, a position he has played many times in the past.
Back row forward Brett Deacon will continue his playing comeback as he starts at blindside flanker.
Only the South Stand will be open with entry free for season ticket holders. Adult tickets are £5 and £1 for under 15s.
Matt Betty; Reuben Haile, Sam Smith, Ryan Mills, Ryan Brend; Dan Robson, Dave Lewis; Alasdair Dickinson, Koree Britton, Shaun Knight; Dan Williams, Dave Attwood (capt); Brett Deacon, Rob Langley, Matt Cox
Gavin O'Meara, Yann Thomas, Pierre Capdevielle, Harry Casson, Tom Savage, Adam Wallace, Waylon Gasson, Scott Meekin