Dec 12, 2014
Saracens name side to face Sale Sharks
Saracens have named their side to face Sale Sharks at Allianz Park in Saturday’s European Champions Cup clash, kick-off 17h15.
Mark McCall makes one change to the side that beat Sale last weekend, with Chris Wyles coming into the starting XV to take his place at outside centre at the expense of Charlie Hodgson, who takes his place on the bench.
Owen Farrell starts the game at fly-half, partnering Richard Wigglesworth in the halves.
In the back three, Alex Goode starts at full-back with David Strettle and Chris Ashton named on the wings.
Up front, Mako Vunipola starts at loosehead prop, with Jamie George and Petrus Du Plessis joining him in the front row.
George Kruis continues to partner skipper Alistair Hargreaves at lock, whilst in the back row Kelly Brown starts at blindside flanker with Jacques Burger named at openside flanker – Billy Vunipola will pack down at No.8.
Saracens team to face Sale Sharks:
15 Alex Goode; 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Chris Wyles, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 David Strettle; 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Richard Wigglesworth; 1 Mako Vunipola, 2 Jamie George, 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 4 George Kruis, 5 Alistair Hargreaves ©, 6 Kelly Brown, 7 Jacques Burger, 8 Billy Vunipola.
Replacements; 16 Brett Sharman, 17 Richard Barrington, 18 James Johnston, 19 Jim Hamilton, 20 Jackson Wray, 21 Neil De Kock, 22 Charlie Hodgson, 23 Ben Ransom.