Aug 21, 2014
Saracens name team to face Ospreys
Saracens have announced their team to face the Ospreys for tonight’s MXC Capital pre-season clash in the heart of the City of London, the HAC, kick-off 18h15.
Alex Goode starts at full-back, and is joined by wingers David Strettle and Chris Wyles in the back three.
In the midfield, Brad Barritt wears the No.12 jersey and is partnered by Tim Streather at centre. Richard Wigglesworth starts at scrum-half and is joined by Charlie Hodgson in the halves.
In the front row, summer recruit Kieran Longbottom makes his first appearance in Saracens colours at tighthead prop. The former Western Force custodian is joined by Jamie George and Richard Barrington in the front row.
Alistair Hargreaves captains the side from lock alongside George Kruis, whilst Kelly Brown, Will Fraser and Billy Vunipola make up the back row.
Saracens team to face the Ospreys:
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Wyles, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Alistair Hargreaves (Capt), 5. George Kruis, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Billy Vunipola.
Replacements; 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Rhys Gill, 18. Petrus Du Plessis, 19. Jim Hamilton, 20. Hayden Smith, 21. Matt Hankin, 22. Maro Itoje, 23. Jackson Wray, 24. Ben Spencer, 25 Nils Mordt, 26. Duncan Taylor, 27. Nick Tompkins, 28. Jack Wilson, 29. Aaron Morris, 30. Ben Ransom.
Ospreys team to face Saracens:
15 Richard Fussell; 14 Eli Walker, 13 Andrew Bishop, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Jeff Hassler; 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb; 1 Nicky Smith, 2 Scott Baldwin, 3 Aaron Jarvis, 4 Lloyd Peers (Capt), 5 Rynier Bernardo, 6 Tyler Ardron, 7 Sam Lewis, 8 Morgan Allen
Replacements; 16 Sam Parry, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Cai Griffiths, 19 James King, 20 Dan Baker, 21 Tom Habberfield, 22 Dan Evans, 23 Jonathan Spratt, 24 Tom Grabham
A limited amount of tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased on the gate for £25.