Steve Borthwick has named the Leicester Tigers matchday squad for the Gallagher Premiership game against Worcester Warriors at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
The Tigers head coach welcomes back Joe Heyes after the front-rower was released by England earlier this week, with Ollie Chessum, George Ford, Ellis Genge, Freddie Steward, Ben Youngs retained for the Six Nations opener against Scotland.
"Worcester have got good some very good carriers, pace out wide and have an experienced coach in charge in Steve Diamond"
Liebenberg, in his first starting appearance since the Round 11 win over Harlequins, will captain the team on Saturday.
Eli Snyman, Olly Robinson and Tommy Reffell are the remaining forwards included among the replacements, with Borthwick opting for a 6/2 split on the bench.
Richard Wigglesworth and Freddie Burns are the starting half-backs, in the pair’s first starting appearance together at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, with Dan Kelly partnering Guy Porter in the Leicester midfield.
In the Tigers back-three, Hosea Saumaki and Harry Potter are the wings and Bryce Hegarty is at full-back.
Previewing the Round 15 fixture, Borthwick said: "Worcester have got good some very good carriers, pace out wide and have an experienced coach in charge in Steve Diamond.
"He has seen it, he has done it and I think, as expected, we are starting to see a bit of Steve’s imprint on the side and they way they go about things.
"There is no doubt he will continue building what he wants to build there and they will continue to improve."
The Tigers Head Coach also discussed the side's first outing at Mattioli Woods Welford Road in more than month.
"We are pleased to be able to be back at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday," said Borthwick.
"While it is a privilege for us to get the support we do when we are away from home, and have enjoyed incredible support during the past month on the road, it is always fantastic to be back at our home with all of our supporters.”
15 Bryce Hegarty 
14 Harry Potter 
13 Guy Porter 
12 Dan Kelly 
11 Hosea Saumaki 
10 Freddie Burns 
9 Richard Wigglesworth (vc) 
1 James Whitcombe 
2 Julián Montoya 
3 Dan Cole 
4 Harry Wells 
5 Calum Green 
6 George Martin 
7 Hanro Liebenberg (c) 
8 Jasper Wiese 
16 Charlie Clare 
17 Nephi Leatigaga 
18 Joe Heyes 
19 Eli Snyman 
20 Tommy Reffell 
21 Olly Robinson 
22 Jack van Poortvliet 
23 Matt Scott 
WORCESTER WARRIORS XV: 15 Jamie Shillcock, 14 Perry Humphreys, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ashley Beck, 11 Alex Hearle, 10 Billy Searle, 9 Gareth Simpson; 1 Ethan Waller, 2 Niall Annett, 3 Christian Judge, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Justin Clegg, 6 Kyle Hatherell, 7 Ted Hill (c), 8 Matt Kvesic
REPLACEMENTS: 16 Isaac Miller, 17 Kai Owen, 18 Jay Tyack, 19 Tom Dodd, 20 Sione Vailanu, 21 Will Chudley, 22 Tom Howe, 23 Harri Doel