HAVING captain Steve Borthwick back for tonight’s trip to Worcester is a huge boost to us, but we are under no illusions as to the challenge that awaits.<br /><br />Night games, especially in November, can throw anything up and we know with the wet and the cold, we are in for 80 tough minutes at Sixways. <br /><br />It’s the kind of night where the league table doesn’t come into play. Worcester are a tough side with a good pack of forwards, a good kicking game and plenty of game-breakers, and we are going to have to repeat the level of performance against Wasps last Sunday, at the very least, to beat them.<br /><br /><strong>TRUE COLOURS</strong><br />Steve has been playing some great rugby for England these last few weeks and his return gives us extra leadership, a good tactical head and skill level in defence and in the lineout.<br /><br />We’ve also got Chris Wyles and Moses Rauluni to come back into the squad after returning from international duty with USA and Fiji respectively. Chris comes back into the XV but I was very happy with the contribution of Michael Tagicakibau in his absence; he has forced his way into our squad rotation on merit.<br /><br />Playing Friday night means I can sit down and watch the Ireland v South Africa game at Croke Park on Saturday. Personally, I’m not sure going for young Leinster fly-half Jonathan Sexton in place of Ronan O’Gara is the right move for the Irish and I just have a feeling that the world champions will finally show their true colours.<br /><br />• Brendan?Venter is head coach of Saracens. For box office call 01727 792800.