Oct 12, 2018
Team News: Glasgow Warriors vs Saracens
Saracens have made five changes for their first Heineken Champions Cup pool match against Glasgow Warriors.
Captain Brad Barritt is fit to play following an operation on a facial injury sustained in Gallagher Premiership action a fortnight ago.
It forced the 32-year-old to miss Sarries’ win at Harlequins where Maro Itoje came off the bench for his 100th appearance for the Men in Black. He slots in on the flank for the trip to Scotland.
Former Glasgow winger Sean Maitland is promoted to the starting XV while tighthead prop Vincent Koch returns from Springbok duty to take the number three jersey.
Scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth is the only other alteration.
Saracens team to face Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun on Sunday 14th October (15H15 KO):
FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (150), Jamie George (202), Vincent Koch (43), Will Skelton (31), George Kruis (163), Maro Itoje (100), Mike Rhodes (74), Billy Vunipola (89).
BACKS: Alex Goode (267), David Strettle (142), Alex Lozowski (66), Brad Barritt (228), Sean Maitland (47). Owen Farrell (179), Richard Wigglesworth (216).
REPLACEMENTS: Christopher Tolofua (22), Richard Barrington (141), Titi Lamositele (57), Nick Isiekwe (41), Jackson Wray (204), Ben Spencer (137), Nick Tompkins (75), Liam Williams (20).