Saracens - Saracens name side to face Northampton Saints

May 10, 2013

Saracens name side to face Northampton Saints


Saracens face Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-final on Sunday at Allianz Park, kick off is 3pm.

In team news ahead of the final four clash, Saracens make two changes to their starting XV from the side that beat Bath last weekend with Alex Goode returning at full back and Will Fraser named in the back row.

There is only once change on the bench where Chris Wyles, who started at full back last week, is among the replacements. Carlos Nieto will make his 100th Saracens appearance should he take to the field.

“Under Jim Mallinder and Dorian West, Northampton Saints have also been a very consistent side in recent seasons,” explained Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall. “Like us, they have regularly made the semi-finals of this competition and we have met many times along the way both in league and knockout rugby.

“Both teams know each other well, but both teams also have players who can turn a match in an instant from any part of the pitch and in any position. I am sure it will be a fiercely contested encounter and one that we are very much looking forward to.”

Saracens line-up vs Northampton Saints

15 Alex Goode
14 Chris Ashton
13 Joel Tomkins
12 Owen Farrell
11 David Strettle
10 Charlie Hodgson
9 Neil de Kock
1 Mako Vunipola
2 Schalk Brits
3 Matt Stevens
4 Steve Borthwick ©
5 Alistair Hargreaves
6 Kelly Brown
7 Will Fraser
8 Jackson Wray

16 John Smit
17 Rhys Gill
18 Carlos Nieto
19 Mouritz Botha
20 George Kruis
21 Richard Wigglesworth
22 Duncan Taylor
23 Chris Wyles

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