Saracens - Match Preview: Saracens vs Gloucester

May 04, 2018

Match Preview: Saracens vs Gloucester


The final day of the regular season is upon us! Sarries have already cemented second place and a home semi-final, while visitors Gloucester will be hoping to secure top six finish ahead of their European Challenge Cup final next weekend.

Team News

Mark McCall has made six changes from his side that defeated London Irish last weekend.

In come Richard Barrington, Schalk Brits, Juan Figallo and Nick Isiekwe in the forwards, with Richard Wigglesworth and Marcelo Bosch featuring in the backs.

Billy Vunipola’s absence is precautionary.

For full team news, click here.

The Opposition 

England Under-20 winger Tom Seabrook will make his senior debut for the Cherry & Whites at Allianz Park.

Andy Symons, David Halaifonua and Ben Vellacott return to the starting line-up to feature alongside Seabrook in the backs.

Former Wales hooker Richard Hibbard could make his 100th Gloucester appearance off the bench.

For full team news from the visitors, click here.

Last Time Out

Gloucester fought back to beat Saracens 23-17 in their Premiership clash at Kingsholm back in November. Schalk Brits crossed as Sarries dominated proceedings but a fightback from the Cherry & Whites via two tries and Billy Twelvetrees’ boot confirmed a home win.

We Said 

Jackson Wray told Saracens.com: We now know we have a home semi-final and for us it’s about building on our performances and building the platform we need to go forward.”

They Said

Johan Ackermann told Gloucester’s website: You will get humiliated if you play at anything less than your best against Saracens, that's the quality of their side. Obviously, we need to be much better this weekend.”

How to follow

Radio: Live on BBC Radio London
Twitter: Follow #SarriesLive via @saracens

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