Saracens - Team News: Saracens Men vs Leicester Tigers

Feb 15, 2019

Team News: Saracens Men vs Leicester Tigers


Richard Barrington will make his 100th Gallagher Premiership appearance when Saracens take on Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on Saturday.

The 29-year-old prop made his debut in the competition in the 2013/14 season after making the step up to Sarries from Championship side Jersey. 

He packs down in the front row with France hooker Christopher Tolofua and South Africa international Vincent Koch while Jackson Wray returns to the back row alongside Calum Clark and Ben Earl. 

Richard Wigglesworth and Alex Goode make up the half-back pairing and captain Brad Barritt joins Alex Lozowski in the centre.

The latter was part of the Saracens side who reached the Premiership Rugby Cup final last time out as was Matt Gallagher who earns a league start a full-back. Alex Lewington and David Strettle are back on the wings.

On the bench, Mike Rhodes has recovered from a shoulder injury he sustained before Christmas and academy loosehead Ralph Adams-Hale could feature for the second time in the Premiership.

Saracens team to face Leicester Tigers at Allianz Park on Saturday 16th February (KO 15H00):

FORWARDS: Richard Barrington (156), Christopher Tolofua (30), Vincent Koch (54), Dom Day (26), Nick Isiekwe (50), Calum Clark (31), Ben Earl (31), Jackson Wray (214).

BACKS: Matt Gallagher (26), David Strettle (146), Alex Lozowski (78), Brad Barritt (237), Alex Lewington (18), Alex Goode (279), Richard Wigglesworth (224).

REPLACEMENTS: Tom Woolstencroft (13), Ralph Adams-Hale (5), Titi Lamositele (64), Will Skelton (47), Mike Rhodes (84), Ben Spencer (144), Max Malins (22), Nick Tompkins (87).

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