Dec 28, 2015
Storm name side to face Wasps tonight at Braywick Park
Saracens Storm have named their side for tonight’s A League fixture against Wasps A at Maidenhead RFC, Braywick Park (SL6 1BN) kick-off 19h30. For those heading round the M25 this evening entry is £5.
Saracens head in to the Christmas fixture with a two from two record following victories against both Exeter Braves and London Irish A.
Up front, sees the much anticipated return to action of Keiran Longbottom who will be partnered by Rhys Gill and Jared Saunders.
The second row is formed by an Esher’s RFC pairing with Jack Tredrea partnering Kennett O'Neill.
In the back row Italian Samuel Vunisa returns to action at No.8 following his European Champions Cup brace against Oyonnax where he will be partnered with versatile Hayden Thompson-Stringer at 6 and Ben Earl at 7.
In the backs, Tom Whiteley starts at (scrum-half, pictured) with Henry Taylor rotating on to the bench with Nils Mordt captaining the side from fly-half. With Tom Griffiths and Nick Tompkins providing the centre pairing.
There is pace and attacking flair in abundance across the back three with Nathan Earle on the left wing joined by Mike Ellery (right wing) and Ben Ransom (full-back).
Saracens Storm Team to face Wasps ‘A’
Saracens Storm: 15 Ben Ransom; 14 Mike Ellery, 13 Nick Tompkins, 12 Tom Griffiths, 11 Nathan Earle; 10 Nils Mordt ©, 9 Tom Whiteley; 1 Rhys Gill, 2 Jared Saunders, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 4 Jack Tredrea, 5 Kennett O'Neill; 6 Hayden Stringer, 7 Ben Earl, 8 Samuel Vunisa.
Replacements: 16 Dave Porecki, 17 Ralph Adams-Hale, 18 Titi Lamositele, 19 Danny Cutmore, 20 Jack Nay, 21 Henry Taylor, 22 Baden Kerr, 23 Aaron Morris
Wasps A: 15. Caleb Shepherd; 14 Conor Dolan; 13 Brendan Macken; 12 James Downey; 11 Josh Bassett; 10 Connor Eastgate; 9 Jamie Stevenson; 1 Tom Bristow; 2 George Edgson; 3 Will Stuart; 4 James Cannon (c); 5 Adam Peters; 6 Chris Shields; 7 Jack Willis; 8 Alex Rieder
Replacements: 16 Lewis Grinsell; 17 Tom West; 18 Camilo Parilli-Ocampo; 19 TBC; 20 Scott White; 21 Tom Bliss; 22 Ollie Brown; 23 Matt Illube