Saracens - Team News: Lyon vs Saracens Men

Jan 11, 2019

Team News: Lyon vs Saracens Men

Maro Itoje returns from injury to start for Saracens against Lyon in the Heineken Champions Cup.

The second row missed five matches, including Sarries’ European double header with Cardiff Blues, due to a knee injury picked up on England duty in the autumn.

International and club teammate Jamie George is reinstated at hooker after being rested last weekend and Jackson Wray is the third and final change in the pack, coming into the back row at six.

Just one alteration in the backs sees Sean Maitland replace David Strettle on the wing.

Saracens team to face Lyon in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday 13th January:

FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (156), Jamie George (), Vincent Koch (51), Maro Itoje (), George Kruis (169), Jackson Wray (211), Schalk Burger (65), Billy Vunipola (94).

BACKS: Alex Goode (277), Sean Maitland (54), Nick Tompkins (85), Alex Lozowski (74), Liam Williams (22), Owen Farrell (186), Richard Wigglesworth (222).

REPLACEMENTS: Christopher Tolofua (27), Richard Barrington (152), Christian Judge (10), Will Skelton (43), Ben Earl (29), Ben Spencer (142), Marcelo Bosch (127), David Strettle (145).

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