Saracens have named their squad for this Sunday’s LV=Cup fixture against the Scarlets, kick-off 15h00.
Charlie Hodgson comes into the side that beat London Wasps at Adams Park, with the 33 year-old fly-half lining up alongside Ben Spencer in the halves.
In the Saracens midfield 18 year-old Nick Tompkins and 25 year-old Tim Streather make their home debuts for the club and after his last minute heroics against Wasps, James Short comes into the side on the left wing – Kiwi Jack Wilson and Ben Ransom complete the back three.
In the pack, Jared Saunders moves from hooker to loosehead prop, with Jamie George wearing the No.2 shirt. Alastair Hargreaves replaces George Kruis, to partner Mouritz Botha in the second row and Jacques Burger returns at openside flanker, with Matt Hankin chosen at blindside – Jackson Wray retains the No.8 shirt to complete the back row.
Saracens coach Alex Sanderson; “Everyone has worked hard this week, the application of the guys has been superb and a few players are looking to continue their good form this weekend against the Scarlets”.
On Sunday’s opposition he added; “We know that even though their international contingent maybe missing, that they still have the talent to cause us plenty of problems”.
Starting XV v Scarlets; 15. Ben Ransom; 14. Jack Wilson, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. James Short; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Jared Saunders, 2. Jamie George, 3. Petrus Du Plessis, 4. Alastair Hargreaves (c), 5. Mouritz Botha, 6. Matt Hankin, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Jackson Wray.
Replacements; 16. Max Crumpton, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Eoin Sheriff, 20. Hayden Stringer, 21. Neil de Kock, 22. Nils Mordt, 23. Nathan Earle.