TEAM NEWS | Worcester Warriors v Saracens Men
Billy Vunipola says he is incredibly proud as he prepares to make his 150th appearance for Saracens on Saturday afternoon.
The number eight will bring up another landmark as Sarries head to Sixways looking to take further strides towards a home semi-final in the Gallagher Premiership.
Director of Rugby Mark McCall has made three changes to the starting line-up from the side that beat Exeter Chiefs last weekend, with Andy Christie, Rotimi Segun and Max Malins all returning to the XV for the trip to Worcester.
Eroni Mawi, Jamie George and Vincent Koch start in the well-functioning front-row, with Nick Isiekwe and Theo McFarland combining in the second-row.
Christie will operate at blindside flanker, with Ben Earl at blindside and Vunipola at the base of the scrum.
Aled Davies and captain Owen Farrell continue as half-backs, with Nick Tompkins and Elliot Daly maintaining their midfield partnership.
Sean Maitland will be on the left wing, with Segun on the right after his sparkling performance against the Chiefs, and Malins has recovered from a foot injury to take his place at full-back.
On the bench there is a wealth of experience, with the likes of Richard Barrington, Jackson Wray and Duncan Taylor all ready to enter proceedings in the West Midlands.
Vunipola says he has huge motivation to make this season a success as he runs out for the 150th time in a Saracens shirt.
“It’s a massive honour for me to bring up 150. We’ve had some incredible moments together as a group and we’re as motivated as ever to create even more in the coming years.”
Saracens Men team to play Worcester Warriors:
1 Eroni Mawi
2 Jamie George
3 Vincent Koch
4 Nick Isiekwe
5 Theo McFarland
6 Andy Christie
7 Ben Earl
8 Billy Vunipola
9 Aled Davies
10 Owen Farrell (c)
11 Sean Maitland
12 Nick Tompkins
13 Elliot Daly
14 Rotimi Según
15 Max Malins
16 Kapeli Pifeleti
17 Richard Barrington
18 Alec Clarey
19 Callum Hunter-Hill
20 Jackson Wray
21 Ivan van Zyl
22 Manu Vunipola
23 Duncan Taylor
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