Saracens have named their team for Saturday’s round 10 Aviva Premiership fixture against London Welsh at Allianz Park, kick-off 15h00.
Ernst Joubert captains Saracens against the Exiles, with the experienced South African No.8 packing down alongside Kelly Brown and Jackson Wray in the back row.
At lock, George Kruis continues in the number 4 jersey and is joined by Scotland international Jim Hamilton in the heart of the Saracens engine room.
In the front row, Mako Vunipola starts at loosehead prop, with James Johnston at tighthead – hooker Brett Sharman starts his first Premiership game for the club.
At half-back, Neil de Kock comes in for Richard Wigglesworth to partner Owen Farrell, whilst in the midfield Duncan Taylor starts at inside centre alongside Marcelo Bosch.
In the back three, Chris Wyles starts on the left wing, with Chris Ashton wearing the number 14 shirt – Ben Ransom starts at full-back.
Saracens team to face London Welsh
15 Ben Ransom; 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Chris Wyles; 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Neil De Kock; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Brett Sharman, 3 James Johnston, 4 George Kruis, 5 Jim Hamilton, 6 Jackson Wray, 7 Kelly Brown, 8 Ernst Joubert ©.
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Petrus Du Plessis, 19 Mouritz Botha, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Charlie Hodgson, 23 Nick Tompkins.