Defining stage for Saracens, since on Sunday he will have to face Ealing Trailfinders in the first leg of the Championship final That puts promotion to the Premiership at stake. The reds don’t want to give away anything and they put a team full of stars for the momentous encounter that includes 12 players with international experience in selected, which includes the 5 players of the British & Irish Lions.
The team highlights the presence of Elliot Dally, Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Mako Vunipola and Jamie George who will be with the Lions in South Africa. Vincent Koch He is a brand new world champion with South Africa and is present on the Springbok list against the Lions. Alex Goode and Billy Vunipola have a past in the England team, the same as Sean Maitland for Scotland and Aled Davies, Wales international. Nick tompkins He is called up for the series of the Dragons against Los Pumas in the July window, in a team full of stars that will seek promotion.
For Saracens, who lost the category last season for going over the cap. It will be the great opportunity to return to the highest category of English rugby. Tournament favorites won eight of their nine in the Championship to finish second in the table. The last game against the humble Hartpury was called off, preventing them from finishing first ahead of Ealing.
An appeal was initially threatened after the suspended game was a 0-0 draw. That meant Saracens would have to travel to Ealing for the second leg of the final. However, the Trailfinders offered to swap the matches and the opening match is now taking place on Vallis Way with the return match being hosted by Saracens.
The training will be as follows:
SARACENS: 15. Alex Goode; 14. Alex Lewington, 13. Elliot Daly, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Sean Maitland, 10. Owen Farrell (capt), 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.
Alternates: 16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Ralph Adams-Hale, 18. Alec Clarey, 19. Callum Hunter-Hill, 20. Sean Reffell, 21. Tom Whiteley, 22. Duncan Taylor, 23. Rotimi Sec.