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Gray makes first start of the season!

  • Joe Gray, who has appeared twice in the Premiership, starts at hooker
  • Calum Clark is back in the pack meaning Nick Isiekwe switches to lock
  • Jackson Wray continues as captain

“It’s a massively different challenge going to Kingsholm. It’ll be a physical challenge.” – Calum Clark

Joe Gray will start for the first time this season in the Gallagher Premiership when Saracens take on Gloucester this weekend.

The 31-year-old has appeared twice as a replacement so far in 2018/19 and takes the Sarries number two jersey for the trip to Kingsholm.

Flanker Calum Clark also features in the pack after missing the Men in Black’s last-gasp victory over London Irish meaning Academy graduate Nick Isiekwe switches back to the second row.

Last Saturday’s match was decided by Manu Vunipola’s boot and the young fly-half continues at 10 and will have centre partnership Nick Tompkins and Duncan Taylor outside him.

Hooker Jack Singleton, who began his career in the club’s Academy, is named on the bench upon his return from Rugby World Cup duty with England and could make his first outing for his boyhood club. 

Having featured in the tournament’s final against South Africa, Ben Spencer is also back in club action.

Saracens team to face Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday 9thNovember (KO 15H00):

15 Matt Gallagher (40)
14 Sean Maitland (65)
13 Duncan Taylor (116)
12 Nick Tompkins (108)
11 Alex Lewington (34)
10 Manu Vunipola (9)
9 Richard Wigglesworth (234)
1 Ralph Adams-Hale (16)
2 Joe Gray (16)
3 Titi Lamositele (78)
4 Will Skelton (65)
5 Nick Isiekwe (70)
6 Calum Clark (44)
7 Ben Earl (45)
8 Jackson Wray © (230)

Replacements

16 Jack Singleton (0)
17 Richard Barrington (176)
18 Sam Wainwright (5)
19 Joel Kpoku (16)
20 Callum Hunter-Hill (7)
21 Ben Spencer (160)
22 Alex Lozowski (96)
23 Rotimi Segun (19)

Saracens caps in brackets

In Focus | Calum Clark on Kingsholm challenge

In Focus | Calum Clark on Kingsholm challenge

Duration 2m

In Focus with flanker Calum Clark ahead of Saracens Men's visit to Kingsholm to play Gloucester Rugby.

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