Feb 07, 2019
Prem Rugby Cup Team News: Worcester Warriors vs Saracens Men
Nick Isiekwe will make his 50th club appearance when Saracens head to Worcester Warriors in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Friday night.
The 20-year-old made his debut in the LV= Cup in November 2016 and has since made an impact on the Premiership and European stage as well as earning international recognition with England.
He switches to second row after featuring on the flank in the win over Harlequins on Derby Day, with Joel Kpoku absent due to his involvement with England Under-20s.
Calum Clark returns from injury to captain the side at six and another change in the back row sees Ben Earl start at Number 8 in place of Tongan Sione Vailanu.
USA international Titi Lamositele is away with the Eagles so Vincent Koch comes into the front row at tighthead prop.
The backline is unchanged meaning Premiership Rugby Cup Breakthrough Player nominees Tom Whiteley and Matt Gallagher start, as does wing Rotimi Segun who scored the all-important bonus-point try at The Stoop a fortnight ago.
Saracens team to face Worcester Warriors at Sixways on Friday 8th February (KO 19H45):
FORWARDS: Richard Barrington (155), Tom Woolstencroft (12), Vincent Koch (53), Dom Day (25), Nick Isiekwe (49), Calum Clark (30), Sean Reffell (6), Ben Earl (30).
BACKS: Matt Gallagher (25), Ali Crossdale (6), Alex Lozowski (77), Dom Morris (9), Rotimi Segun (8), Max Malins (21), Tom Whiteley (22).
REPLACEMENTS: Christopher Tolofua (29), Ralph Adams-Hale (4), Billy Walker (7), Will Skelton (46), Sione Vailanu (8), Henry Taylor (12), Manu Vunipola (1), Tom Griffiths (3).