Exeter Chiefs vs Saracens Men

  • First meeting between the two sides since the 2019 Premiership Final
  • Only Sarries (5) have won more games than Exeter (4) in the league this season
  • The Men in Black’s last win at Sandy Park came in September 2016

“We’re progressing nicely and building towards a performance we know we’re capable of.” – Jamie George

Billy Vunipola will make his 100th Gallagher Premiership appearance when Saracens end the decade at Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.

The Number 8 has scored 16 tries in 69 league games for the Men in Black and features in a back row with one change from last weekend’s victory over Bristol Bears.

Long-serving Jackson Wray returns to the starting XV at openside flanker with young Nick Isiekwe completing the trio on the blindside.

The front row of Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Vincent Koch remains the same while there is an alteration in the boiler which sees Will Skelton selected alongside Maro Itoje.

Scotland international Duncan Taylor comes into the centre to partner Brad Barritt for the only amendment to the backline. 

Max Malins keeps his place at full-back following two tries and a man-of-the-match display against Bristol and will link up with Sean Maitland and Elliot Daly once again in the back three. 

Half-back duo Ben Spencer and Owen Farrell, both from the Academy, have made a combined 362 outings for the club.

Saracens team to face Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park on Sunday 29th December (KO 15H00):

15 Max Malins (34)
14 Sean Maitland (70)
13 Duncan Taylor (122)
12 Brad Barritt © (251)
11 Elliot Daly (4)
10 Owen Farrell (196)
9 Ben Spencer (166)
1 Mako Vunipola (164)
2 Jamie George (223)
3 Vincent Koch (72)
4 Maro Itoje (116)
5 Will Skelton (71)
6 Nick Isiekwe (77)
7 Jackson Wray (237)
8 Billy Vunipola (107)


16 Jack Singleton (6)
17 Rhys Carre (3)
18 Titi Lamositele (84)
19 George Kruis (182)
20 Ben Earl (52)
21 Richard Wigglesworth (239)
22 Alex Lozowski (101)
23 Nick Tompkins (115)

Saracens caps in brackets


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