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Dec 22, 2017

Saracens Name Side to Face Leicester Tigers


Owen Farrell continues as captain as Saracens name their team to face Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Christmas Eve.

Michael Rhodes makes his long-awaited return to the bench after injury and Juan Figallo comes into the team in place of Vincent Koch. Schalk Burger replaces Calum Clark at openside flanker. Lozowski continues at inside centre in place of Brad Barritt, who remains sidelined following a head injury against Clermont at Allianz Park, and partners Marcelo Bosch. Ben Spencer starts at scrum-half with skipper Farrell at 10, Nick Isiekwe continues on the blindside after an impressive showing in Clermont while Will Skelton partners George Kruis in the second-row.

Mako Vunipola starts along with Jamie George and Figallo in the front-row as Jackson Wray continues in the Number 8 shirt. Chris Wyles, Alex Goode and Sean Maitland make up the back-line. 

Tom Whiteley continues on the bench alongside fellow academy graduates Nathan Earle and Nick Tompkins. Rounding off the bench are: Christopher Tolofua, Richard Barrington, Vincent Koch and Calum Clark.

Saracens team:

15 Alex Goode (245)

14 Sean Maitland (29)

13 Marcelo Bosch (107)

12 Alex Lozowski (43)

11 Chris Wyles (240)

10 Owen Farrell (162)

9 Ben Spencer (116)

1 Mako Vunipola (131)

2 Jamie George (183)

3 Juan Figallo (72)

4 Will Skelton (16)

5 George Kruis (148)

6 Nick Isiekwe (19)

7 Calum Clark (11)

8 Jackson Wray (186)

Replacements

16 Christopher Tolofua (10)

17 Richard Barrington (120)

18 Vincent Koch (29)

19 Michael Rhodes (57)

20 Schalk Burger (37)

21 Tom Whiteley (8)

22 Nick Tompkins (68)

23 Nathan Earle (30)

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