Aug 28, 2014
Saracens name team to face Bedford
Saracens have named their team to face Bedford Blues at Goldington Road on Friday evening, kick-off 19h45.
England winger Chris Ashton starts for Saracens on the right wing, alongside Alex Goode at full-back, and David Strettle, who continues on the left wing.
Former Blues star Duncan Taylor lines up alongside Brad Barritt at centre to face his former club, whilst in the halves, Charlie Hodgson starts at fly-half with Ben Spencer joining him at scrum-half.
In the pack, after making his first appearance in Saracens colours against the Ospreys, tighthead Kieran Longbottom continues in the front row alongside Jamie George and Richard Barrington.
Alistair Hargreaves skippers the side from lock and is joined by Jim Hamilton to make-up an all international second-row pairing.
Kelly Brown starts at blindeside flanker, with Will Fraser looking to build upon his impressive pre-season form at openside flanker. Jackson Wray completes the back-row at No.8.
Saracens starting XV to face Bedford Blues;
15. Alex Goode; 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Duncan Taylor, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. David Strettle; 10. Charlie Hodgson, 9. Ben Spencer. 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kieran Longbottom, 4. Alistair Hargreaves (capt), 5. Jim Hamilton, 6. Kelly Brown, 7. Will Fraser, 8. Jackson Wray.
Replacements; Scott Spurling, Rhys Gill, Petrus Du Plessis, Biyi Alo, Mouritz Botha, George Kruis, Hayden Smith, Matt Hankin, Jacques Burger, Ernst Joubert, Hayden Thompson-Stringer, Tom Whiteley, Nils Mordt, Tim Streather, Nick Tompkins, Jack Wilson, Aaron Morris, Ben Ransom.