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London Welsh Team v Saracens

London Welsh Team v Saracens

London Welsh make five changes for Saturday’s Round 22 Aviva Premiership fixture against Saracens at the Kassam Stadium (KO 3:30pm).

Team captain Tom May brings the curtain down on his 17-year playing career, as he makes his final appearance before retiring.

In the backs, Rob Lewis starts at scrum half with Paul Rowley named on the bench.

In the forwards Eddie Aholelei and Jack Gilding come in for Nathan Trevett and Ben Cooper, who drop to the bench.

Josh McNally is set to make his first Premiership start after coming off the bench in the Exiles’ last three matches. McNally partners Matt Corker in the second row with Ben West moving to blindside flanker in place of Daniel Browne, who is named along the replacements.

The London Welsh starting XV contains 13 players committed to the club for next season’s Championship campaign, along with six of the replacements.

When Saracens last visited the Kassam Stadium in October 2012 they came away with a 28-23 win.

London Welsh: 15. Seb Jewell, 14. Alan Awcock, 13. Nic Reynolds, 12. Tom May* (C), 11. Chris Elder, 10. Olly Barkley*, 9. Rob Lewis, 1. Eddie Aholelei*, 2. Koree Britton, 3. Jack Gilding, 4. Josh McNally, 5. Matt Corker, 6. Ben West, 7. Darren Waters, 8. Opeti Fonua*.

Replacements: 16. Nathan Morris, 17. Nathan Trevett, 18. Ben Cooper, 19. Daniel Browne, 20. Richard Thorpe*, 21. Paul Rowley, 22. Will Robinson, 23. Seb Stegmann.

* Denotes full international

Unavailable for selection due to injury are: Nathan Vella, Matthew Dobson, Harry Allen, Shane Cahill, Taione Vea, Pablo Henn, Carl Kirwan, Jesse Liston, Ben Pienaar, Alex Davies, Tristan Roberts, Tim Molenaar, James Lewis and Nick Scott.

Tickets: London Welsh vs Saracens
Tickets for London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership fixture with Saracens on Saturday 16th May (kick-off 3:30pm) at the Kassam Stadium are available here or by calling the London Welsh Ticket Office on 01865 717661.  
 

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