Saracens - Today's Teams

Feb 28, 2015

Today's Teams

Saracens fly-half Charlie Hodgson returns after injury and replaces Alex Goode, who is on international duty.

Winger Chris Ashton is rested, with Ben Ransom coming into the side to start at full-back.

Newcastle's Juan Pablo Orlandi and Kane Thompson cover for England prop Kieran Brookes and Italy lock Josh Furno.

Rob Hawkins makes way for Scott Lawson at hooker, Andy Saull replaces Ally Hogg in the back row, while Gonzalo Tiesi covers for Noah Cato on the wing.

Sarries make two changes in the pack from their 14-10 defeat at Sale, with Welsh prop Rhys Gill starting at loosehead and Nick De Jager at blindside flanker.

Saracens: Ransom; Wyles, Bosch, Barritt, Strettle; Hodgson, De Kock; Gill, George, Du Plessis, Itoje, Hargreaves (capt), De Jager, Burger, Wray.

Replacements: Sharman, Barrington, Figallo, Hamilton, Hankin, Spencer, Mordt, Streather.

Newcastle Falcons: Tait; Sinoti, Powell, Socino, Tiesi; Catterick, Blair; Vickers, Lawson, Orlandi, Thompson, Barrow, Welch (capt), Saull, Wilson.

Replacements: Hawkins, Rogers, Irving, Green, York, Tipuna, Clegg, Tuilagi.

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