Saracens - Saracens name team for EPCR Champions Cup Final

May 12, 2017

Saracens name team for EPCR Champions Cup Final


Saracens have named their side to face ASM Clermont Auvergne for Saturday’s European Rugby Champions Cup Final clash at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh (kick-off 17h00).

Up front, loosehead prop Mako Vunipola packs down alongside Jamie George in the Saracens front row with Vincent Koch continuing at tighthead prop. Maro Itoje and George Kruis are named at lock-forward, whilst in the back row Billy Vunipola starts at No8 alongside the in-form loose forward duo of Michael Rhodes (blindside flanker) and Jackson Wray (openside flanker).

Scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth partners Owen Farrell, whilst at centre, Brad Barritt captains the side partnering Marcelo Bosch. In the back-three, Sean Maitland (injury) is replaced by Chris Wyles on the left-wing to join Chris Ashton (right-wing) and Alex Goode.

On the bench, experienced front-row duo Schalk Brits and Petrus Du Plessis are joined by USA international Titi Lamositele, with Jim Hamilton taking his place amongst the replacements - Schalk Burger takes the other forwards replacements spot. Ben Spencer is the replacement scrum-half and will make his 100th Saracens appearance if featured. He joins Alex Lozowski plus the returning Duncan Taylor, in the matchday 23.

Saracens team to face ASM Clermont Auvergne

15 Alex Goode (229)

14 Chris Ashton (116)

13 Marcelo Bosch (95)

12 Brad Barritt (c) (194)

11 Chris Wyles (225)

10 Owen Farrell (150)

9 Richard Wigglesworth (184)

1 Mako Vunipola (118)

2 Jamie George (171)

3 Vincent Koch (14)

4 Maro Itoje (73)

5 George Kruis (135)

6 Michael Rhodes (55)

7 Jackson Wray (171)

8 Billy Vunipola (76)

REPLACEMENTS

16 Schalk Brits (201)

17 Titi Lamositele (45)

18 Petrus Du Plessis (157)

19 Jim Hamilton (74)

20 Schalk Burger (24)

21 Ben Spencer (99)

22 Alex Lozowski (30)

23 Duncan Taylor (100)

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