Dec 06, 2013
Saracens name side to face Zebre
Saracens have named their side to face Zebre on Saturday in the Heineken Cup, kick-off is at 13h35 GMT.
Mark McCall has recalled Scotland international Duncan Taylor to his starting line-up to partner Chris Wyles in the midfield.
Wingers Chris Ashton and David Strettle start alongside Alex Goode in the back three, whilst Charlie Hodgson plays at fly-half. Neil de Kock starts his 27th Heineken Cup game for the club at scrum-half, with Richard Wigglesworth deputising on the bench.
In the pack, James Johnston starts his first Heineken Cup game for the club, alongside Schalk Brits and Richard Barrington (who is making his European debut as a player) starting at loosehead prop.
Last week's match winner George Kruis partners captain Steve Borthwick at lock, with Kelly Brown and Billy Vunipola returning to the side in the place of Jackson Wray and the injured Will Fraser - they partner Ernst Joubert, who starts at No.8.
Saracens starting XV to face Zebre;
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Chris Wyles, 12. Duncan Taylor, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Neil de Kock; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Schalk Brits, 3. James Johnston, 4. Steve Borthwick (c), 5. George Kruis, 6. Billy Vunipola, 7. Kelly Brown, 8. Ernst Joubert.
16. Jamie George, 17. Jared Saunders, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Eoin Sheriff, 20. Jackson Wray, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Owen Farrell, 23. Marcelo Bosch.