England trio are back!

  • Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola return for clash at The Rec
  • Scotland wing Sean Maitland is in the back three
  • Hooker Jamie George makes his first start of the season

“The Rec is probably one of the toughest places to play in the Premiership. It’s very hostile but we’re excited and hopefully we can perform.” – Titi Lamositele

Three of Saracens’ England contingent will make their club comeback in the Gallagher Premiership against Bath on Friday night.

Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola will feature for the Men in Black for the first time since the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The trio have been handed starting roles for the match at The Rec with Jamie George also earning a maiden start of the campaign.

Farrell partners Richard Wigglesworth in the half-back positions while Elliot Daly is in line for his league debut for his new club at full-back. 

Sean Maitland is the only other amendment to the backline that began the victory over Ospreys in the Heineken Champions Cup meaning a midfield of captain Brad Barritt and Duncan Taylor remains. 

As does lock duo Will Skelton and George Kruis who will pack down in behind familiar props in Mako Vunipola and Titi Lamositele. Number 8 Billy Vunipola’s inclusion sees Jackson Wray switch to the flank.

Saracens team to face Bath on Friday 29th November at The Rec (KO 19H45):

15 Elliot Daly (1)
14 Sean Maitland (67)
13 Duncan Taylor (119)
12 Brad Barritt © (248)
11 Alex Lewington (36)
10 Owen Farrell (193)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (236)
1 Mako Vunipola (161)
2 Jamie George (220)
3 Titi Lamositele (81)
4 Will Skelton (68)
5 George Kruis (179)
6 Maro Itoje (113)
7 Jackson Wray (233)
8 Billy Vunipola (104)


16 Jack Singleton (3)
17 Richard Barrington (178)
18 Vincent Koch (69)
19 Nick Isiekwe (73)
20 Ben Earl (48)
21 Ben Spencer (162)
22 Manu Vunipola (12)
23 Nick Tompkins (111)

Saracens caps in brackets

Throwback: Bath 10-30 Saracens, 2016

Chris Ashton scored twice on his return from a 10-week ban as Premiership leaders Saracens beat Bath, who had England wing Anthony Watson sent off.

Watson was shown a straight red card for taking full-back Alex Goode out in the air with half an hour to go.

By then Sarries led 18-3, Will Fraser and Mike Ellery with first-half tries.

Two tries for Ashton, banned for sealed Saracens’ bonus point to move them eight clear of Exeter.

Tries: Fraser, Ellery, Ashton (2)
Cons: Farrell (2)
Pens: Farrell (2)


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