Saracens - Team named for trip to London Wasps

Mar 29, 2013

Team named for trip to London Wasps

Saracens travel to Adams Park on Saturday to face London Wasps as the Aviva Premiership enters round 19.

In team news ahead of the game, Charlie Hodgson starts at fly half with Owen Farrell named at inside centre with Brad Barritt rested. John Smit, Petrus du Plessis, Mouritz Botha and Jackson Wray all come into the side on rotation for Schalk Brits, Matt Stevens, Alistair Hargreaves and Kelly Brown.

Neil de Kock switches places with Richard Wigglesworth to start at scrum half while Chris Wyles comes into the starting XV on the wing with David Strettle on the bench.

It’s on the bench that one name makes a welcome return with Jacques Burger back in action after more than a year out through injury. The flanker played 40 minutes for Bedford Blues earlier this month and continues his return from the knee injury that has kept him out since December 2011.

Saracens line-up vs London Wasps

15 Alex Goode
14 Chris Ashton
13 Joel Tomkins
12 Owen Farrell
11 Chris Wyles
10 Charlie Hodgson
9 Neil de Kock
1 Mako Vunipola
2 John Smit
3 Petrus du Plessis
4 Steve Borthwick (c)
5 Mouritz Botha
6 Jackson Wray
7 Will Fraser
8 Ernst Joubert

16 Jamie George
17 Rhys Gill
18 Carlos Nieto
19 George Kruis
20 Jacques Burger
21 Richard Wigglesworth
22 Duncan Taylor
23 David Strettle

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