Feb 13, 2015
Saracens name side to face Bath
Saracens have named their team for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership round 14 clash against Bath at Allianz Park, kick-off 13h00.
Mark McCall has included England squad members Alex Goode and Brad Barritt in his back division, after the Saracens duo were released from Stuart Lancaster’s squad earlier this week.
Goode starts the game at full-back, and he is joined by the in-form Chris Ashton and USA Eagles international Chris Wyles in the Saracens back three.
Brad Barritt lines up at centre after recovering from a leg injury and will partner Duncan Taylor in the Saracens midfield.
Charlie Hodgson starts at fly-half, and is joined by experienced scrum half Neil de Kock in the Saracens halves.
Up front, England Saxons bolter Maro Itoje starts his first Premiership game of the season at lock, and partners Saracens skipper Alistair Hargreaves in the second row.
In the front row, the durable Petrus du Plessis starts at tighthead prop alongside Jamie George (hooker) and Richard Barrington (loosehead prop).
Recent Saracens 100 Club inductee Jackson Wray starts at No8, with Jacques Burger and Kelly Brown also included in the back-row.
Saracens side to face Bath: 15 Alex Goode; 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Duncan Taylor, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Chris Wyles; 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Neil de Kock; 1 Richard Barrington, 2 Jamie George, 3 Petrus Du Plessis; 4 Maro Itoje, 5 Alistair Hargreaves ©, 6 Kelly Brown, 7 Jacques Burger, 8 Jackson Wray.
Replacements: 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Rhys Gill, 18 James Johnston, 19 Hayden Smith, 20 Ernst Joubert, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Tim Streather, 23 David Strettle.