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Highlights

  • Mako Vunipola is back from international duty
  • Brad Barritt returns to captain the side
  • There are nine changes to the XV which started last weekend’s win at Northampton Saints

Ben Earl (2) and Nick Tompkins scored tries for Sarries on the way to victory at Welford Road earlier on in the season.

Since Allianz Park became home to Saracens, the Men in Black have faced Leicester Tigers six times, winning on five occasions.

Mark McCall’s side recorded a 33-10 victory over Geordan Murphy’s men last time out, their biggest margin of win over the Tigers since their opening match against them in NW4 back in December 2013 – Sarries ran out 49-10 victors that day with current squad players Owen Farrell, Alex Goode, Richard Wigglesworth, Richard Barrington, Jamie George, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola, George Kruis and Jackson Wray all part of the 23.

Unsurprisingly Farrell has the most points against Leicester with 68 but Goode and Ben Spencer aren’t far behind with 49 and 42 respectively.

The latter has crossed for four tries in the fixture, his last coming at Welford Road last term, while Jamie George, Richard Wigglesworth and Billy Vunipola have all scored three.

Of the 23 players that competed in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final for England, 13 came from either Saracens or Leicester with a further two in Eddie Jones’ squad.

16th February 18/19 Season

Saracens have made nine changes for the visit of Leicester Tigers in the Gallagher Premiership.

The Men in Black came from behind to win 27-21 at Northampton Saints last time out despite losing three senior players in Jackson Wray, Duncan Taylor and Alex Goode in the first half.

Scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth’s experience proved invaluable and he continues at nine alongside young fly-half Manu Vunipola while Brad Barritt returns to the midfield.

Dom Morris joins the captain in the centre and Matt Gallagher comes in at full-back to complete the backline amendments. 

The front row is completely fresh from the trip to Franklin’s Gardens. England international Mako Vunipola returns to club action at loosehead and is joined up front by hooker Tom Woolstencroft and tighthead Vincent Koch.

Senior Academy duo Joel Kpoku and Sean Reffell are named at lock and openside flanker respectively with Calum Clark also an addition to the back row. 

On the bench, Mike Rhodes could make his first appearance of the campaign and will make his 93rd club outing should he enter the fray. 

Saracens team to face Leicester Tigers on Saturday 7th March at Allianz Park (KO 13H00):

15 Matt Gallagher
14 Rotimi Segun
13 Dom Morris
12 Brad Barritt ©
11 Alex Lewington
10 Manu Vunipola
9 Richard Wigglesworth
1 Mako Vunipola
2 Tom Woolstencroft
3 Vincent Koch
4 Will Skelton
5 Joel Kpoku
6 Nick Isiekwe
7 Sean Reffell
8 Calum Clark

Replacements 

16 Jack Singleton
17 Richard Barrington
18 Titi Lamositele
19 Callum Hunter-Hill
20 Mike Rhodes
21 Ben Spencer
22 Tom Whiteley
23 Ali Crossdale

Mike Rhodes could feature for Saracens for the first time this season.

Match Day Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT STARTS 10H30

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Fireworks (on and off the pitch)

Get behind the Men in Black as they look to continue their 2019/20 campaign at Allianz Park.

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See Sarrie the Camel

Take on Sarrie the Camel for the opportunity to win prizes!

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Free flags

Saracens flags will be available so you can cheer on the team. Let’s show our support and make some noise!

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Run on the pitch

We invite everyone to experience our cutting edge 4G pitch after the final whistle. The only premium sports stadium in London that lets you run out on the 1st team pitch whilst the teams are warming down so don’t forget your ball!

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Live music

Head to The Oasis (Saracens fan zone) behind the North Stand to listen to live music with the rest of the Saracens family pre and post match!

Directions

To Allianz Park Stadium

Team Comparison - Season Statistics

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Tries
51
 
24
Points
424
 
249
Carries
1766
 
1581
Meters Carried
5512
 
4675
Clean Breaks
121
 
85
Defenders Beaten
318
 
311
Offloads
107
 
77
Passes
1970
 
1831
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