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Itoje starts as Saracens prepare for Lyon

Itoje starts as Saracens prepare for Lyon

Maro Itoje returns from injury to start for Saracens against Lyon in the Heineken Champions Cup.

The second row missed five matches, including Saracens’ European double header with Cardiff Blues, due to a knee injury picked up on England duty in the autumn.

International and club teammate Jamie George is reinstated at hooker after being rested last weekend and Jackson Wray is the third and final change in the pack, coming into the back row at six.

Just one alteration in the backs sees Sean Maitland replace David Strettle on the wing.

Saracens team to face Lyon in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday 13th January:

15 Alex Goode

14 Sean Maitland

13 Nick Tompkins

12 Alex Lozowski

11 Liam Williams

10 Owen Farrell (c)

9 Richard Wigglesworth

1 Mako Vunipola

2 Jamie George

3 Vincent Koch

4 Maro Itoje

5 George Kruis

6 Jackson Wray

7 Schalk Burger

8 Billy Vunipola

Replacements

16 Christopher Tolofua

17 Richard Barrington

18 Christian Judge

19 Will Skelton

20 Ben Earl

21 Ben Spencer

22 Marcelo Bosch

23 David Strettle

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