Jul 29, 2013
Ashton and Short spearhead 7s challenge
Chris Ashton and James Short will spearhead the Saracens challenge in the JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s at Allianz Park on Saturday.
Ashton, the England wing, and Short, the leading try-scorer in the competition, will provide the pace on the wings as Saracens meet the challenge of Harlequins, Wasps and London Irish. The action starts at 19h15 on Saturday evening with tickets available both on line and on the gate.
“Sevens is growing at an amazing rate around the world,” said Ashton. “It’s a fantastic spectacle, and Allianz Park will be the perfect venue.”
Nils Mordt will captain a strong Saracens squad, combining speed and youth with unbridled ambition, including Ben Ransom, Michael Tagicakibau, Luke Baldwin, Matt Hankin, Sam Stanley, Scott Spurling, Eoin Sherriff, Jack Wilson and Tim Streather, newly arrived from Nottingham.
Mordt added: “We have performed well in this competition in recent seasons and, although the competition will be tough, we will work hard to please the home crowd.”
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Saracens squad and shirt numbers for JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s
1 Eoin Sheriff
2 Jack Wilson
3 Scott Spurling
4 Tim Streather
5 Nils Mordt (c)
6 Chris Ashton
7 James Short
8 Ben Ransom
9 Luke Baldwin
10 Michael Tagicakibau
11 Sam Stanley
12 Matt Hankin
Coach - Joe Shaw