Aug 14, 2014
Saracens name side to face London Scottish
Saracens have named their 28-man squad to face London Scottish in Friday’s preseason friendly at Allianz Park, kick-off 19h30.
Charlie Hodgson will captain the side from fly-half, and is partnered by Ben Spencer in the halves.
Ben Ransom starts at full-back, with David Strettle and Jack Wilson taking their place on the wings. In the midfield, Chis Wyles starts at inside centre, with Duncan Taylor wearing the number 13 jersey.
In the pack, summer signing Jim Hamilton will start at lock forward alongside George Kruis. Rhys Gill and Petrus Du Plessis start at loosehead and tighthead prop respectively with Scott Spurling named as hooker.
Will Fraser makes a welcomed return to the side at openside flanker, with England U20s skipper Maro Itoje starting the game at blindside flanker. Jackson Wray starts at No.8.
Saracens team to face London Scottish:
15. Ben Ransom; 14. Jack Wilson, 13. Duncan Taylor, 12. Chris Wyles, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson ©, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Rhys Gill, 2. Scott Spurling, 3. Petrus Du Plessis, 4. Jim Hamilton, 5. George Kruis, 6. Maro Itoje, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Jackson Wray.
Subs; 16. Jared Saunders, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Biyi Alo, 19. Hayden Smith, 20. Mouritz Botha, 21. Matt Hankin, 22. Hayden Thompson-Stringer, 23. Henry Taylor, 24. Nils Mordt, 25. Max Wilkins, 26. Nick Tompkins, 27. George Perkins, 28. Nathan Earle.
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