Pertemps Bees will parade some of their summer recruits in their opening preseason friendly against National Two club Stourbridge at Sharmans Cross Road on Saturday (3pm).
Former England international winger Tom Beim, who was signed from Italian club Viadana last month, is expected to make his first appearance having recovered from an Achilles tendon injury which restricted the amount of training he could do in his first month with the club.
Experienced prop Adrian Olver, who was Coventry's captain last season, ex-Pontypool flanker Cae Trayhern, former Bristol centre Adam Billig and Guillaume Scheuller, another back-row forward who has arrived from Orrell, will also play part of the game.
But Cook Islands international flanker Tu Tamarua, a summer recruit from Rotherham, will miss out as he is in New Zealand and has yet to link up with the club.
Centre Mike Davies and half-back Ben Harvey, who is the club's new backs' coach, are the other absentees as they are away on holiday.
The game is likely to be played in four 20-minute quarters and both clubs intend to use the friendly to rotate their squads and assess triallists.
"We've trained well so far but the players are itching for some game time now," said Bees' director of rugby Phil Maynard.
"We'll try to give everyone some match time, particularly some of the triallists that have been with us for the last month. But it's also a chance for us to see how the new signings are settling in and to work on outr match fitness ahead of our opening league game against Harlequins."
Bees continue their buildup to the September 3 clash against Quins with further friendlies against Bridgend (August 19) and Pontypool (August 21) on their South Wales tour and Cardiff at Sharmans Cross Road on Saturday August 27. n Gordon McKie, 48, has been named as the new chief executive of the Scotland Rugby Union despite boasting no extensive background in the game.
McKie, who will replace Phil Anderton, built a formidable business record in the engineering industry and reportedly took only five minutes to convince the board was the right man to cure the ailing Scottish game.