Oct 02, 2014
Saracens name side to face Bath
Saracens have named their team to face Bath at The Rec on Friday in Round 5 of the Aviva Premiership, kick-off 19h45.
After sitting out Saracens last two fixtures captain Alistair Hargreaves returns to the skipper the side from lock forward alongside George Kruis.
Mark McCall keeps the same front-row that played against Sale Sharks last weekend, with Rhys Gill, Jamie George and tighthead James Johnston all named to start.
Kelly Brown returns to the side at blindside flanker and joins Jacques Burger and Billy Vunipola in the back-row.
Neil de Kock partners Charlie Hodgson at half-back, with Chris Wyles returning to the side at centre alongside Duncan Taylor. Wyles replaces Brad Barritt, who misses the game due to a minor calf injury.
In the back three, Alex Goode continues at full-back, with David Strettle and Chris Ashton named on the wings.
Saracens starting XV to face Bath:
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Duncan Taylor, 12. Chris Wyles, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Neil de Kock; 1. Rhys Gill, 2. Jamie George, 3. James Johnston, 4. George Kruis, 5. Alistair Hargreaves ©, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Billy Vunipola.
Replacements; 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Kieran Longbottom, 19. Jim Hamilton, 20. Jackson Wray, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Nick Tompkins, 23. Ben Ransom.