Saracens - Saracens name team to face Clermont

Jan 23, 2015

Saracens name team to face Clermont


Saracens have named their side for Sunday’s Pool 1 clash against ASM Clermont Auvergne in round 6 of the European Champions Cup, kick-off 15h15 (GMT).

Mark McCall side travel to the Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin in second place of a finely poised Pool 1, one point behind the French League.

Saracens have made one change to the side that was named to face Munster last weekend, with Chris Wyles replacing Marcelo Bosch at outside centre.

David Strettle takes his place on the wing, and is joined by Alex Goode and Chris Ashton in the Saracens back three.

Brad Barritt continues at inside centre, and is partnered by Wyles in the Sarries midfield. In the halves, Richard Wigglesworth will once again link-up with Owen Farrell.

Up front, Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Petrus du Plessis are named in the front row, whilst Jim Hamilton partners Saracens captain Alistair Hargreaves at lock.

In the back row, Billy Vunipola continues at No8 and is joined by Kelly Brown (blindside flanker) and Jacques Burger (openside flanker).

Saracens side to face ASM Clermont Auvergne: 15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Chris Wyles, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Petrus Du Plessis, 4. Jim Hamilton, 5. Alistair Hargreaves ©, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: 16. Brett Sharman, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. James Johnston, 19. Maro Itoje, 20. Ernst Joubert, 21. Neil de Kock, 22. Charlie Hodgson, 23. Marcelo Bosch.

Allianz Park will be screening the game live on BT Sport. Doors open at 12h30.

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