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Sep 21, 2018

Team News: Saracens vs Gloucester


Jamie George and Richard Wigglesworth will achieve their landmark moments from the start against Gloucester at Allianz Park on Sunday.

England hooker George makes his 200th Saracens appearance, aged just 27, while scrum-half Wigglesworth overtakes his former captain Steve Borthwick as the all-time Premiership appearance holder with outing 266 in the competition.

The latter is one of five changes to the side that began the win over Northampton Saints last weekend.

Owen Farrell returns from a minor strain while Sean Maitland is back on the wing after coming back from a dislocated finger at Franklin’s Gardens.

George Kruis makes his first start of the season with Maro Itoje switching to blindside flanker. Ben Earl is selected at Number 8.

Tickets for the match at Allianz Park remain on sale and can be purchased from www.saracens.com/tickets.

Saracens team to face Gloucester at Allianz Park on Sunday 23rd September (15H00 KO):

FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (147), Jamie George (199), Vincent Koch (42), George Kruis (160), Will Skelton (28), Maro Itoje (97), Mike Rhodes (72), Ben Earl (18).

BACKS: Liam Williams (18), David Strettle (140), Nick Tompkins (72), Brad Barritt (226), Sean Maitland (44), Owen Farrell (176), Richard Wigglesworth (213).

REPLACEMENTS: Christopher Tolofua (20), Richard Barrington (139), Titi Lamositele (54), Nick Isiewke (38), Schalk Burger (51), Ben Spencer (134), Alex Lozowski (63), Alex Goode (264).

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