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Dec 28, 2018

Team News: Saracens vs Worcester Warriors


Owen Farrell will captain Saracens in their final match of 2018 against Worcester Warriors.

The fly-half, who is England’s co-skipper, stands in for Brad Barritt who is missing due to a head knock picked up in last weekend’s defeat to Exeter Chiefs.

His absence sees Alex Lozowski start at inside centre with Nick Tompkins at 13, while Sean Maitland returns on the wing.

Will Skelton comes back into the second row and Nick Isiekwe moves to blindside flanker.

The match comes too soon for Billy Vunipola. Liam Williams, Maro Itoje, Jackson Wray, Richard Wigglesworth and Mike Rhodes are all absent through injury.

Saracens team to face Worcester Warriors at Allianz Park on Saturday 29th December (KO 15H00):

FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (154), Jamie George (208), Vincent Koch (50), Will Skelton (41), George Kruis (167), Nick Isiekwe (46), Calum Clark (27), Ben Earl (28).

BACKS: Alex Goode (275), Sean Maitland (52), Nick Tompkins (83), Alex Lozowski (72), Alex Lewington (15), Owen Farrell (184), Ben Spencer (140).

REPLACEMENTS: Tom Woolstencroft (9), Richard Barrington (150), Christian Judge (9), Dom Day (23), Schalk Burger (63), Tom Whiteley (20), Marcelo Bosch (125), David Strettle (143).

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