Mar 21, 2014
Saracens name side to face Harlequins
Saracens have named their side to face Harlequins at Wembley Stadium in Saturday’s round 17 Aviva Premiership match, kick-off 15h15.
With over 80,000 tickets sold for Saturday’s Wembley showpiece Mark McCall welcomes back Mako Vunipola and Owen Farrell from England duty with the England pair both named in the Saracens starting XV.
In the backs, Alex Goode starts at full-back and is joined by David Strettle and Chris Ashton in the Saracens back three.
Argentine international Marcelo Bosch wears the number 13 jersey and is partnered by Brad Barritt in the Saracens midfield.
Fresh from his 22 point haul in Rome last weekend Owen Farrell starts the game at fly-half, with Richard Wigglesworth joining him in the halves.
Up front, Mako Vunipola returns to the side at loosehead prop alongside Schalk Brits and James Johnston in the Saracens front row.
Steve Borthwick captains the side at lock, with George Kruis his second-row partner.
In the back row, Jacques Burger starts at openside flanker, with Jackson Wray and Ernst Joubert at blindside flanker and No.8 respectively.
Saracens starting XV to face Harlequins
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Marcelo Bosch, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10.Owen Farrell, 9. Richard Wigglesworth; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Schalk Brits, 3. James Johnston, 4. Steve Borthwick ©, 5. George Kruis, 6. Jackson Wray, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Ernst Joubert.
Replacements; 16. Jamie George, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. Mouritz Botha, 20. Kelly Brown, 21. Neil de Kock, 22. Charlie Hodgson, 23. Duncan Taylor.