Dec 07, 2018
Team News: Saracens vs Cardiff Blues
Mako Vunipola returns from injury to start for Saracens against Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Champions Cup.
The England prop has been sidelined through injury since the European tie at Glasgow Warriors in October, a match which saw brother Billy and Nick Isiekwe pick up injuries.
The latter scored as he featured for the first time in eight weeks last time out against Wasps; he partners Will Skelton in the second row.
Hooker Jamie George broke his nose in what is being dubbed ‘the Battle of Glasgow’. He will make his 50th European appearance on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Schalk Burger comes in on the flank and Owen Farrell is reinstated at fly-half with Alex Goode switching back to full-back.
Saracens team to face Cardiff Blues at Allianz Park in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday 9th December (KO 13H00):
FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (151), Jamie George (205), Vincent Koch (47), Nick Isiekwe (43), Will Skelton (38), Mike Rhodes (81), Schalk Burger (60), Jackson Wray (209).
BACKS: Alex Goode (272), Sean Maitland (50), Alex Lozowski (69), Brad Barritt (233), Alex Lewington (12), Owen Farrell (181), Richard Wigglesworth (219).
REPLACEMENTS: Tom Woolstencroft (6), Richard Barrington (147), Christian Judge (7), Dom Day (19), Calum Clark (24), Ben Earl (25), Ben Spencer (134), Nick Tompkins (80).