May 16, 2014
Saracens name side to face Harlequins
Saracens have named their team to face Harlequins in the Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Allianz Park, kick-off 14h00.
Steve Borthwick plays his final home game for the club and captains the side from lock forward, where he is partnered by Mouritz Botha in the second row.
Elsewhere in the pack, Matt Stevens comes into the side at tighthead prop, and is joined by Schalk Brits and Mako Vunipola in the front row. Jacques Burger starts at openside flanker, with Scotland captain Kelly Brown and England No.8 Billy Vunipola completing the back row.
In the backs, Neil de Kock partners Owen Farrell at half-back with Brad Barritt and Marcelo Bosch starting in the centres.
Alex Goode is named at full-back with David Strettle and Chris Ashton starting on the wings.
Saracens team to face Harlequins;
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Neil de Kock; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Schalk Brits, 3. Matt Stevens, 4. Steve Borthwick ©, 5. Mouritz Botha, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: 16. Jamie George, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. James Johnston, 19. Alistair Hargreaves, 20. Jackson Wray, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Charlie Hodgson, 23. Chris Wyles.