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Saracens name team to face Wasps

Saracens name team to face Wasps

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

Brad Barritt will make his 200th appearance for Saracens, becoming fourth current squad member at Saracens to pass the 200 milestone.

Barritt will skipper the side from inside centre, alongside Marcelo Bosch who comes back into the side after missing Saracens win away to Worcester Warriors. Chris Wyles continues on the left-wing after his try-scoring brace at Sixways, with Liam Williams returning for Saracens on the right-wing in place of Sean Maitland who has been ruled out of action with a foot injury. In the halves, Alex Lozowski continues at fly-half, with Richard Wigglesworth coming into the side at scrumhalf for Ben Spencer who takes his place on the replacements bench.

In the front row, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Juan Figallo start whilst elsewhere in the pack Nick Isiekwe and George Kruis start at lock. Maro Itoje continues at blindside flanker with Michael Rhodes and Schalk Burger ruled out with shoulder injuries, whilst Calum Clark continues at openside flanker – Jackson Wray is named at No8.

Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall: “The opening five rounds have proven how exciting this competition can be, with upsets across the league and some high-quality rugby on show. As a squad, we are looking forward to an exciting period of fixtures that we have over the next few weeks in both the Aviva Premiership and Europe. Last weekend we came away from Sixways with a good away win at Worcester Warriors and our focus this week has been preparing to face Wasps, a team who we have enjoyed some great battles with over the last few seasons. Wasps have quality throughout their squad, and as always, they will pose us a real challenge on Sunday.”

Saracens team to face Wasps
(Saracens appearances)

15 Alex Goode (236)
14 Liam Williams (3)
13 Marcelo Bosch (100)
12 Brad Barritt (c) (199)
11 Chris Wyles (231)
10 Alex Lozowski (35)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (190)

1 Mako Vunipola (124)
2 Jamie George (176)
3 Juan Figallo (63)
4 Nick Isiekwe (11)
5 George Kruis (139)
6 Maro Itoje (80)
7 Calum Clark (2)
8 Jackson Wray (178)

Replacements

16 Christopher Tolofua (2)
17 Hayden Thompson-Stringer (13)
18 Vincent Koch (20)
19 Dominic Day (5)
20 Joel Conlon (13)
21 Ben Spencer (105)
22 Owen Farrell (156)
23 Duncan Taylor (106)

The game at Allianz Park on Sunday is a sell-out. Fans without tickets are advised not to travel to the game.

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