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Saracens name team to face Wasps

Saracens have named their side to face Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in round seven of the Aviva Premiership, Sunday December 27, kick-off 14h00.

Mark McCall's side head to Coventry to play Wasps looking to extend their unbeaten start to the 2015/16 season.

The reigning Aviva Premiership champions will be skippered by centre Brad Barritt, who continues to lead the side in the absence of club captain, Alistair Hargreaves. In the backs, Alex Goode retains the No15 shirt and the in-form full-back is joined by Chris Ashton and Chris Wyles in the Sarries back three.

In midfield, Brad Barritt will be joined by Scotland international Duncan Taylor, with Taylor named at outside centre – Marcelo Bosch is named on the bench.

Owen Farrell continues at fly-half with scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth also named to start.

Up front, Jamie George rotates with Schalk Brits and comes back into the starting XV and will pack down with Mako Vunipola (loosehead prop) and Petrus Du Plessis (tighthead). England international George Kruis is back after a slight knock, and will start at second row alongside Maro Itoje.

In the back row, Will Fraser starts at openside flanker with Michael Rhodes named on the opposite flank. Billy Vunipola will wear the Saracens No8 jersey against his former club.

Saracens team to face Wasps

15 Alex Goode (193)
14 Chris Ashton (86)
13 Duncan Taylor (76)
12 Brad Barritt (153)
11 Chris Wyles (187)
10 Owen Farrell (122)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (136)

1 Mako Vunipola (86)
2 Jamie George (139)
3 Petrus Du Plessis (110)
4 Maro Itoje (38)
5 George Kruis (110)
6 Michael Rhodes (8)
7 Will Fraser (65)
8 Billy Vunipola (47)

Replacements

16 Schalk Brits (155)
17 Richard Barrington (62)
18 Juan Figallo (22)
19 Jim Hamilton (29)
20 Kelly Brown (118)
21 Ben Spencer (61)
22 Charlie Hodgson (115)
23 Marcelo Bosch (49)

Numbers denote Saracens appearances

 

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