Richard Wigglesworth will captain Saracens away to Newcastle, when Mark McCall’s side face the Falcons at Kingston Park on Sunday afternoon, writes Henry Fraser.
The England international half-back will lead out Saracens for the first time since joining the club in July 2010, and he reveals how “proud” he was when he was asked to captain the side this weekend in Steve Borthwick’s absence.
“I was extremely proud when I got the call asking me to captain the team this weekend” said Wigglesworth.
“The club means a great deal to me and I know as a group of players we all love playing here so to be asked to captain the team even if only for one game is a real honour”.
On Sunday’s game Wigglesworth said; “Every game you play for Saracens is important. We talk about never having a pick and choose mentality. The next game is the game we try and win for the lads playing this week that’s all that’s we are thinking about.
“It’s a great chance for us to show how good the squad is. Some lads have waited a few weeks to show what they can do. Also it’s great to have two top players Will (Fraser) and Al (Hargreaves) back from long injuries to boost the squad for the end of season run in,” added the scrum-half.