Joel Kpoku’s late try and an 80th-minute Ben Spencer penalty sealed a 31-25 victory for Saracens over Sale at Allianz Park last time out in Premiership.
A mixture of youth and experience will take to the field for Saracens when Sale Sharks visit Allianz Park on Saturday.
Nineteen-year-old Manu Vunipola returns from England Under-20s duty to take his place at fly-half meaning a switch back to full-back for Alex Goode – his first appearance in the 15 jersey since last season’s Gallagher Premiership final.
Speedsters Rotimi Segun and Alex Lewington are named on the wings while captain Brad Barritt and Alex Lozowski make up the midfield.
Tom Whiteley comes in at scrum-half for his first start of the league season and will be behind a pack with four changes from the trip to face Sale in the Premiership Rugby Cup last time out.
Back from international duty with Wales, Rhys Carre takes his place at loosehead and South Africa international Vincent Koch is reinstated at tighthead. Hooker Tom Woolstencroft remains in the front row.
Calum Clark and Jackson Wray are back at openside flanker and Number 8 respectively, joining Nick Isiekwe in the back row and locks Joel Kpoku and Callum Hunter-Hill continue their partnership for the third match in a row.
On the bench, winger Ali Crossdale could make his first Premiership outing.
Saracens team to take on Sale Sharks at Allianz Park (KO 15H00):
15 Alex Goode
14 Rotimi Segun
13 Alex Lozowski
12 Brad Barritt ©
11 Alex Lewington
10 Manu Vunipola
9 Tom Whiteley
1 Rhys Carre
2 Tom Woolstencroft
3 Vincent Koch
4 Joel Kpoku
5 Callum Hunter-Hill
6 Nick Isiekwe
7 Calum Clark
8 Jackson Wray
16 Jack Singleton
17 Richard Barrington
18 Josh Ibuanokpe
19 Andy Christie
20 Sean Reffell
21 Ben Spencer
22 Duncan Taylor
23 Ali Crossdale
“Personally I feel like I’ve had a pretty good season. It’s been a good year and good experience to play against some of the best players in the world.” – Rotimi Segun
Fireworks (on and off the pitch)
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Run on the pitch
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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!