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Saracens name team to face Gloucester

Saracens have named their team to face Gloucester in round 13 of the Aviva Premiership on Friday night at Kingsholm, kick-off 19h45.

Kelly Brown will captain Saracens on Friday evening, with the Scotland international back-rower skippering the side in Alistair Hargreaves' absence, who misses the game with a slight knock.

In the front row, Mako Vunipola starts at loosehead prop and is joined by Jamie George at hooker and Petrus Du Plessis at tighthead.

At lock, George Kruis partners former Gloucester captain Jim Hamilton.

Billy Vunipola is named at No8, and is joined by Kelly Brown and Jacques Burger in the back row.

At half-back, Richard Wigglesworth partners Owen Farrell, whilst in the midfield Duncan Taylor lines-up alongside Argentine international Marcelo Bosch.

In the back three, in-form wings David Strettle and Chris Ashton both start, with Alex Goode named at full-back.

Saracens team to face Gloucester: 15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 12. Duncan Taylor, 11. David Strettle; 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Petrus Du Plessis, 4. George Kruis, 5. Jim Hamilton, 6. Kelly Brown ©, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: 16. Brett Sharman, 17. Rhys Gill, 18. James Johnston, 19. Maro Itoje, 20. Ernst Joubert, 21. Neil de Kock, 22. Nick Tompkins, 23. Ben Ransom.

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