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Saracens name team to face Wasps

Saracens have named their side to face Wasps at Allianz Park in round six of the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 15h00.

Sean Maitland returns to the Saracens line-up to start at full-back. The summer recruit from London Irish slots in the Sarries back three in the number fifteen jersey with Chris Wyles reverting to his customary left-wing position. Mike Ellery continues on the right wing.

Skipper Brad Barritt continues at inside centre for the Men in Black and he is joined by Marcelo Bosch in the Sarries midfield. In halves, Alex Lozowskki continues at fly-half to face his former club and he is partnered by Richard Wigglesworth, who comes in at scrumhalf.

Up front, Mako Vunipola is joined by Schalk Brits and Juan Figallo in the front-row, whilst England duo Maro Itoje and George Kruis pack down in the second-row. Schalk Burger continues at openside flanker and is joined by Michael Rhodes and Billy Vunipola in the Sarries back-row.

Speaking ahead of the game, Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: “Wasps have quality throughout their squad and will pose us a significant challenge. However this kind of test that brings out the best in our group and I know the players are tremendously excited about Sunday’s game.”

Saracens team to face Wasps

15 Sean Maitland (2)
14 Mike Ellery (27)
13 Marcelo Bosch (72)
12 Brad Barritt (c) (176)
11 Chris Wyles (211)
10 Alex Lozowski (5)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (160)

1 Mako Vunipola (105)
2 Schalk Brits (175)
3 Juan Figallo (39)
4 Maro Itoje (57)
5 George Kruis (126)
6 Michael Rhodes (32)
7 Schalk Burger (4)
8 Billy Vunipola (65)

Replacements

16 Jamie George (154)
17 Titi Lamositele (22)
18 Petrus Du Plessis (136)
19 Jim Hamilton (53)
20 Jackson Wray (148)
21 Ben Spencer (77)
22 Nick Tompkins (39)
23 Matt Gallagher (1)

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