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Saracens name team to face Newcastle Falcons

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Saracens have named their side to face Newcastle Falcons in Saturday’s round 16 of the Aviva Premiership at Allianz Park, kick-off 15h00.

Welsh prop Rhys Gill starts at loosehead prop to face the Falcons, he joins hooker Jamie George and Petrus du Plessis in the Saracens front row.  

At lock, Alistair Hargreaves captains the side and he is joined by Maro Itoje. In the back row, Nick De Jager will make his Premiership debut for the club lining up alongside Jacques Burger and Jackson Wray.

At half-back, experienced duo Neil de Kock and Charlie Hodgson start whilst in the midfield Brad Barritt continues alongside Marcelo Bosch.

In the back three, Ben Ransom comes into the side to start at full-back with Chris Wyles starting on the right wing in place for the rested Chris Ashton. David Strettle continues on the left wing.

Saracens team to face Newcastle Falcons:

1 Rhys Gill, 2 Jamie George, 3 Petrus Du Plessis; 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Alistair Hargreaves ©; 6 Nick De Jager, 7 Jacques Burger, 8 Jackson Wray; 9 Neil De Kock, 10 Charlie Hodgson; 11 David Strettle, 12 Brad Barritt, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 14 Chris Wyles; 15 Ben Ransom

Replacements: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 Juan Figallo, 19 Jim Hamilton, 20 Matt Hankin, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Nils Mordt, 23 Tim Streather.
 

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