• Academy flanker Sean Reffell will make his first Premiership start at the Ricoh
  • One change in the backs sees Duncan Taylor come in at 13
  • 19 of 23 are English qualified

“The breakdown is going to be key, we’ve got to make sure they don’t get too many opportunities to get our ball.” – Andy Christie

Academy flanker Sean Reffell will make his first Gallagher Premiership start when Saracens head to Wasps on Friday night.

The 21-year-old has featured three times as a replacement in the league to date and has earned the number seven jersey for the trip to the Ricoh Arena.

Reffell is one of three changes to the Sarries pack which started the victory over Sale Sharks last time out.

Prop Richard Barrington and hooker Jack Singleton are reinstated, joining South Africa international Vincent Koch in the front row.

Lock duo Joel Kpoku and Callum Hunter-Hill will link-up in the boiler room for the fourth game running while Nick Isiekwe and Jackson Wray continue at six and eight respectively.

The backline remains pretty consistent to the Sale match with Duncan Taylor the only fresh face as he replaces Alex Lozowski at outside centre.

Dom Morris and Kapeli Pifeleti both return to the match day 23 as replacements.

Saracens team to take on Wasps at the Ricoh Arena:

15 Alex Goode
14 Rotimi Segun
13 Duncan Taylor
12 Brad Barritt (c)
11 Alex Lewington
10 Manu Vunipola
9 Tom Whiteley
1 Richard Barrington
2 Jack Singleton
3 Vincent Koch
4 Joel Kpoku
5 Callum Hunter-Hill
6 Nick Isiekwe
7 Sean Reffell
8 Jackson Wray


16 Tom Woolstencroft
17 Rhys Carre
18 Josh Ibuanokpe
19 Andy Christie
20 Kapeli Pifeleti
21 Ben Spencer
22 Dom Morris
23 Ali Crossdale


To the Ricoh Arena