TEAM NEWS | Saracens Men v Gloucester Rugby (PRC - Rd 2)
Alex Lozowski will captain Saracens for the very first time on Saturday, and he has spoken of his immense pride at being given the honour for the Premiership Rugby Cup clash against Gloucester.
The centre, who has made 160 appearances for the Men in Black will lead the side out as they look to get their Cup campaign back on track in their first home match of the new season.
Summer signings Ollie Hoskins and Tom Parton will both make their debuts, and Tom Willis will make his first start since making the move from Bordeaux.
In the front-row Sam Crean starts for the first time in over a year after recovering from a knee injury, and he is joined by experienced duo Tom Woolstencroft and Hoskins.
Callum Hunter-Hill partners Nick Isiekwe in the second-row, and the back-row of Nathan Michelow, Toby Knight and Willis will be looking to dominate the battle at the breakdown.
Aled Davies makes his first start of the campaign at scrum-half, with Manu Vunipola continuing in the 10 shirt.
Olly Hartley and captain Lozowski start in the midfield, with a lighting quick back-three of Alex Lewington, Ben Harris and Tom Parton.
On the bench there is an exciting blend of youth and experience, with the likes of Ivan van Zyl, Alex Goode and Rotimi Segun ready to be called upon when required.
Lozowski is immensely proud to be leading the team out on Saturday.
“To be afforded the chance to captain a team and a club I care so much about is a privilege and a responsibility that I’m very grateful for.
We want to make sure we bounce back from last week and the chance to play in front of our own supporters is exactly what we need to make sure we do that.”
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Saracens Men team to play Gloucester Rugby:
1 Sam Crean
2 Tom Woolstencroft
3 Ollie Hoskins
4 Callum Hunter-Hill
5 Nick Isiekwe
6 Nathan Michelow
7 Toby Knight
8 Tom Willis
9 Aled Davies
10 Manu Vunipola
11 Alex Lewington
12 Olly Hartley
13 Alex Lozowski (c)
14 Ben Harris
15 Tom Parton
16 Kapeli Pifeleti
17 Jevaughn Warren
18 Christian Judge
19 Alex Wardell
20 Samson Adejimi
21 Ivan Van Zyl
22 Alex Goode
23 Rotimi Segun