Apr 26, 2019
Team News: Wasps vs Saracens Men
Eight Saracens Academy graduates have been named in the starting XV to face Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.
Seven of the octet featured from the start in last weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final win over Munster with Nick Tompkins coming on at half-time. The centre is the only change to the backline that began at the Ricoh Arena.
In the pack, the front five remains the same while there is just a single alteration to the back row.
Calum Clark comes in at openside flanker while Mike Rhodes and Billy Vunipola stay at six and eight respectively.
Senior Academy centre Dom Morris will hope to make his Gallagher Premiership debut from the bench.
Saracens team to face Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday 27th April (KO 16H30):
FORWARDS: Mako Vunipola (159), Jamie George (215), Titi Lamositele (73), Maro Itoje (109), George Kruis (174), Mike Rhodes (90), Calum Clark (37), Billy Vunipola (100).
BACKS: Alex Goode (287), David Strettle (153), Alex Lozowski (87), Nick Tompkins (96), Liam Wiliams (27), Owen Farrell (189), Ben Spencer (153).
REPLACEMENTS: Joe Gray (8), Richard Barrington (166), Vincent Koch (63), Will Skelton (55), Schalk Burger (74), Tom Whiteley (27), Dom Morris (11), Alex Lewington (25).