Sep 26, 2014
Saracens name side to face Sale Sharks
Saracens have named their side to face Sale Sharks in Round 4 of the Aviva Premiership at Allianz Park on Saturday, kick-off 15h00.
Jamie George is set to make his 100th appearance for the club, the 23-year-old hooker starts in the front row alongside Rhys Gill, and James Johnston.
At lock, George Kruis returns to the side to partner Mouritz Botha in the second row.
Jacques Burger continues at openside flanker, with Jackson Wray (blindside) and Ernst Joubert (No.8) joining the Namibian international in the back-row.
Neil de Kock partners former Sharks outside-half Charlie Hodgson at half-back, with Brad Barritt captaining the side alongside Duncan Taylor in the Saracens midfield.
David Strettle, Chis Ashton are named on the wings, with Alex Goode continuing at full-back.
In injury news, Owen Farrell has been ruled out of action for the next few weeks after sustaining a leg injury against London Irish. Club captain Alistair Hargreaves will also miss out with an ankle complaint. Back rower Will Fraser and winger Chris Wyles are both ruled out of the game with muscle strains.
Saracens starting XV to face Sale Sharks:
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Duncan Taylor, 12. Brad Barritt ©, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Neil de Kock; 1. Rhys Gill, 2. Jamie George, 3. James Johnston, 4. George Kruis, 5. Mouritz Botha, 6. Jackson Wray, 7. Jacques Burger, 8. Ernst Joubert.
Replacements; 16. Scott Spurling, 17. Richard Barrington, 18. Petrus Du Plessis, 19. Jim Hamilton, 20. Kelly Brown, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Ben Ransom, 23. Nick Tompkins.