Sep 14, 2018
Team News: Northampton Saints vs Saracens
Mako Vunipola will make his 100th Premiership appearance when Saracens take on Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.
The loosehead prop is selected from the outset for the third game running with brother Billy raring to go at Number 8 following his return to action last weekend. The 25-year-old came off the bench to score, as did Liam Williams who grabbed a 25-minute hat-trick.
David Strettle has recovered from a head knock to join the Welshman in the back three while Nick Tompkins and Will Skelton also come into the side.
George Kruis (ankle) is back on bench but there is no place in the 23 for Jackson Wray after his collision with George Smith last weekend.
Saracens side to face Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday 15th September (15H00 KO):
FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (146), Jamie George (198), Vincent Koch (41), Maro Itoje (96), Will Skelton (27), Nick Isiekwe (37), Mike Rhodes (71), Billy Vunipola (86).
BACKS: Ben Spencer (133), Alex Goode (263), Alex Lewington (2), Brad Barritt (225), Nick Tompkins (71), David Strettle (139), Liam Williams (17).
REPLACEMENTS: Christopher Tolofua (19), Richard Barrington (138), Titi Lamositele (53), George Kruis (159), Ben Earl (17), Richard Wigglesworth (212), Alex Lozowski (62), Sean Maitland (43).