TEAM NEWS | Saracens Men v Ealing Trailfinders


Vincent Koch insists it’s an unimaginable honour to achieve 100 appearances for Saracens because the prop prepares to achieve his century on Sunday.

The World Cup winner’s landmark falls properly on the second leg of the Greene King IPA Championship play-off closing with Sarries boasting a wholesome 60-point benefit.

Director of Rugby Mark McCall has named an unchanged beginning line-up for the ultimate recreation of the season at StoneX Stadium, the Males in Black figuring out one other victory will verify their place again within the Gallagher Premiership.

A front-row of Mako Vunipola, Jamie George and Koch will likely be aiming for extra of the identical after a formidable scrummaging show at Trailfinders Sports activities Membership, with Maro Itoje and Tim Swinson within the second-row.

The back-row stays the identical with Michael Rhodes  set to make his 107th and closing look for Saracens, bringing to an finish a seven-year keep in north London.

Aled Davies and Owen Farrell proceed as half-backs, with the skipper now the highest level scorer within the league – 18 factors final week taking his tally as much as 91 in simply six appearances.

Nick Tompkins and Elliot Daly are within the midfield, with the again three of Sean Maitland, Alex Lewington and Alex Goode seeking to end the season in model.

Andy Christie and Manu Vunipola are two new faces among the many replacements, whereas Tom Whiteley will likely be seeking to log off his time as a Saracen with an influence from the bench.

Springbok Koch has spoken of his satisfaction at turning into the 13th member of the present squad to achieve 100 appearances for Saracens.

“It’s an enormous honour and I’m very humbled by it. This membership has been on an unbelievable journey and it’s a dream come true to make 100 appearances,” he mentioned.

“From day one the coaches have taken care of me and it’s an honour to play with such world class gamers week in, week out. The best way the membership has taken care of my household is superb, it’s really particular to be a part of this membership each on and off the sector.”

He’s additionally adamant the group are decided to completed the season with one other sturdy show for the two,000 followers in attendance.

“This recreation is an enormous alternative for us and we all know that the job just isn’t performed but. It was a terrific efficiency final week however with just a few guys leaving and an opportunity to complete the season in entrance of our supporters, we’re able to go once more with a job to do.”

Saracens Males crew to play Ealing Trailfinders:

15 Alex Goode

14 Alex Lewington

13 Elliot Daly

12 Nick Tompkins

11 Sean Maitland

10 Owen Farrell (c)

9 Aled Davies

1 Mako Vunipola

2 Jamie George

3 Vincent Koch

4 Maro Itoje

5 Tim Swinson

6 Michael Rhodes

7 Jackson Wray

8 Billy Vunipola


16 Tom Woolstencroft

17 Ralph Adams-Hale

18 Alec Clarey

19 Callum Hunter-Hill

20 Andy Christie

21 Tom Whiteley

22 Manu Vunipola

23 Duncan Taylor


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