Apr 18, 2014
Saracens name side to face Newcastle Falcons
Saracens have named their side to face Newcastle Falcons in round 20 of the Aviva Premiership at Kingston Park on Sunday, kick-off 15h00.
Richard Wigglesworth captains the side from scrum-half, and is joined by Charlie Hodgson in the halves to make up an experienced half-back pairing.
In the backs, Alex Goode returns to the side to start at full-back after recovering from a head knock, with Chris Wyles moving to inside centre. Wyles is partnered by Tim Streather in the midfield whilst on the wings, Fijian international Michael Tagicakibau and New Zealander Jack Wilson come into the side.
Up front, Richard Barrington starts at loosehead prop alongside England Saxons hooker Jamie George and British and Irish Lions tighthead Matt Stevens. At lock, Springbok international Alistair Hargreaves returns to Saracens starting XV after an extended spell on the sidelines - he is joined by Eoin Sheriff in the second row.
England Saxons flanker Will Fraser returns to action for the first time since November to start at openside flanker, and he is joined by Nick Fenton-Wells and Jackson Wray in the back row, who start at blindside flanker and No.8 respectively.
Saracens team to face Newcastle Falcons;
15. Alex Goode; 14. Michael Tagicakibau, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Chris Wyles, 11. Jack Wilson; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Richard Wigglesworth ©; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Matt Stevens, 4. Eoin Sheriff, 5. Alistair Hargreaves, 6. Nick Fenton-Wells, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Jackson Wray.
Replacements; 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Rhys Gill, 18. Petrus du Plessis, 19. Hayden Smith, 20. Justin Melck, 21. Ben Spencer, 22. Nils Mordt, 23. Ben Ransom.