Sep 25, 2015
Saracens name side for Saints clash
Saracens have named their side to face Northampton Saints for Saturday’s preseason friendly at Allianz Park, kick-off 14h00.
As preparations for the 2015/16 season continue to build, the reigning Aviva Premiership Champions welcome back flanker Will Fraser (pictured) into the fold.
The 25-year old loose forward is included in the back row alongside Ernst Joubert and new signing Michael Rhodes, who will be making his first appearance at Allianz Park since his arrival from Super 15 outfit, Stormers.
Maro Itoje will skipper the side alongside Jim Hamilton in the second-row, whilst in the front row Rhys Gill (loosehead) will pack down alongside Jared Saunders (hooker) and Petrus Du Plessis (tighthead prop).
At half-back, New Zealander Baden Kerr will be directing proceedings from fly half with the former Auckland Blues pivot lining up alongside scrum half Ben Spencer in the halves.
At centre Nick Tompkins starts in the No12 shirt and is joined by Tim Streather, whilst in the back three Chris Ashton and Mike Ellery take their place on the wings, with England U20s Aaron Morris named at full back.
Saracens side to face Northampton Saints
1. Rhys Gill, 2. Jared Saunders, 3. Petrus Du Plessis; 4. Jim Hamilton, 5. Maro Itoje ©; 6. Michael Rhodes, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Ernst Joubert; 9. Ben Spencer, 10. Baden Kerr; 11. Mike Ellery, 12. Nick Tompkins, 13. Tim Streather, 14. Chris Ashton; 15. Aaron Morris.
16. Dave Porecki, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Biyi Alo, 19. Ed Gower, 20. Kelly Brown, 21. Jackson Wray, 22. Neil De Kock, 23. Nils Mordt, 24. Tom Griffiths, 25. Nathan Earle, 26. Matt Gallagher, 27. Dominic Morris.
Don’t forget that Saturday will be a bumper day of rugby, with Allianz Park screening England’s Rugby World Cup clash against Wales later in the evening.
Saracens fans will be able to get their hands on the official Champions Book that will be on sale in the club shop on the day. Fans can also get their hands on the Champions DVD that chronicle’s a landmark 2014/15 season for the club and both the new Nike Home & Away kits and training wear will be on sale on the day.
Don’t forget, that Season Ticket Holders early bird club cash credits have now been loaded for the 15/16 season and can be used in the club shop this Saturday.
First up at Allianz Park on the day, Saracens’ double winning Women’s side will face Lichfield in round 4 of the Women’s Premiership with kick-off at 11h00. Rob Cain’s side have won their three opening games of the season, and are looking to continue their hot streak of form this Saturday.
After that Saracens will face Saints with the game kicking off at 14h00. This game is included in the Saracens Season Ticket, and on the day tickets can be purchased from the Ticket Office with u16s tickets for the lower west stand just £1.
For more information on match tickets click here or call the Ticket Office on 0844 847 1876.