Dec 15, 2014
Storm name team to face Wasps 'A'
Saracens Storm have named their team to face Wasps ‘A’ in tonight’s Premiership ‘A’ League fixture at Allianz Park, kick-off 19h30.
Still unbeaten in this years ‘A’ League Southern Conference after four impressive wins so far this season, Joe Shaw’s side face Wasps tonight with lock forward Maro Itoje continuing to skipper the side.
Up front, Richard Barrington starts at loosehead prop alongside Jared Saunders and England U20s tighthead, Biyi Alo.
Itoje starts at lock forward to captain the side, and is joined by USA Eagle international Hayden Smith in the second row.
In the back-row, Hayden Thompson-Stringer and Matt Hankin start at blindside flanker and openside flanker respectively, with Nick de Jager packing down at No.8.
At half-back, goal-kicking scrum-half Ben Spencer partners Nils Mordt, whilst in the centres, USA international Thretton Palamo starts at inside centre to partner Tim Streather, who makes a welcome return from a leg injury.
In the back three, former England 7s star Mike Ellery starts on the right wing, with England U20s squad member George Perkins named on the opposite wing. Romanian international Catalin Fercu starts the game at full-back.
The Storm game kicks off at 7.30pm and entry is free to Saracens season ticket holders. Follow all of tonight's action on Twitter, using the #SarriesLive hashtag.
Saracens Storm team to face Wasps ‘A’;
15. Catalin Fercu; 14. Mike Ellery, 13. Tim Streather, 12. Thretton Palamo, 11. George Perkins; 10. Nils Mordt, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jared Saunders, 3. Biyi Alo, 4. Maro Itoje ©, 5. Hayden Smith, 6. Hayden Thompson-Stringer, 7. Matt Hankin, 8. Nick De Jager.
Replacements: 16. Josh Taylor, 17. Jack Culverhouse, 18. Billy Walker, 19. Jack Tredrea, 20. Don Barrell, 21. Tom Whiteley, 22. Max Malins, 23. Nick Tompkins.