Oct 26, 2018
Prem Rugby Cup Team News: Saracens vs Leicester Tigers
Tom Whiteley will captain Saracens in their Premiership Rugby Cup opener against Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park.
The 22-year-old forms a half-back partnership with Max Malins who makes his first start of the season following an ankle injury.
Marcelo Bosch adds experience to the backline at 13 while there are plenty of senior heads to complement the young players in the pack.
Schalk Burger, Dom Day and Calum Clark all feature with Joel Kpoku making his first team debut.
Titi Lamositele and Sione Vailanu will join up with USA and Tonga respectively following the match.
Saracens team to face Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Rugby Cup at Allianz Park (KO 15H00):
FORWARDS: Hayden Thompson-Stringer (26), Tom Woolstencroft (0), Titi Lamositele (59), Dom Day (14), Joel Kpoku (0), Calum Clark (18), Schalk Burger (55), Sione Vailanu (6).
BACKS: Matt Gallagher (18), Ali Crossdale (2), Marcelo Bosch (122), Dom Morris (5), Elliott Obatoyinbo (0), Max Malins (15), Tom Whiteley (14).
REPLACEMENTS: Joe Gray (0), Ralph Adams-Hale (0), Christian Judge (2), Jack Nay (6), Sean Reffell (3), Andy Christie (0), Henry Taylor (9), Reuben Bird-Tulloch (0).