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Saracens name side to face Leicester

Schalk Brits returns for Saracens as they travel to Welford Road to face Leicester Tigers in Sunday’s Aviva Premiership round 17 fixture, kick-off 15h15.

The South African hooker is back in the side after serving a three week suspension and will join Richard Barrington (loosehead) and Juan Figallo (tighthead) in the Sarries front row.

Brits will also line-up alongside fellow former Springbok international Alistair Hargreaves, with the second row forward returning to the starting line-up take his place alongside Jim Hamilton at lock.

In the back row, Kelly Brown comes in at openside flanker to join Michael Rhodes (blindside flanker) and Jackson Wray (No8).

In the backs, Alex Goode will return from Paris to start at full-back, and will join Mike Ellery and Chris Wyles in the Sarries back three.

At centre, Marcelo Bosch recovers from the illness that saw the Argentine as a late withdrawal from Saracens win over London Irish in New Jersey and is joined by Brad Barritt in midfield.

The evergreen Neil de Kock comes in at scrum-half and will join fly-half Nils Mordt in the halves.

Saracens side to face Leicester Tigers:
 
15 Alex Goode (198 apps)
14 Mike Ellery (20 apps)
13 Marcelo Bosch (57 apps)
12 Brad Barritt (c) (162 apps)
11 Chris Wyles (198 apps)
10 Nils Mordt (58 apps)
9 Neil de Kock (248 apps)
 
1 Richard Barrington (72 apps)
2 Schalk Brits (161 apps)
3 Juan Figallo (28 apps)
4 Jim Hamilton (41 apps)
5 Alistair Hargreaves (76 apps)
6 Michael Rhodes (18 apps)
7 Kelly Brown (125 apps)
8 Jackson Wray (133 apps)
 
Replacements
16 Dave Porecki (3 apps)
17 Titi Lamositele (14 apps)
18 Petrus Du Plessis (122 apps)
19 Hayden Smith (61 apps)
20 Will Fraser (71 apps)
21 Richard Wigglesworth (144 apps)
22 Nick Tompkins (31 apps)
23 Ben Ransom (61 apps)

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