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Billy Vunipola to make Saracens debut against London Irish at Twickenham
12:24pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
Billy Vunipola will make his Saracens debut against London Irish at Twickenham tomorrow in the Men in Black's first match of the Premiership season.
Vunipola is joined in the starting line-up by Jacques Burger, who has recovered from a long-term knee injury, and Jamie George, who starts at hooker in place of Schalk Brits who is banned.
British & Irish Lions trio Matt Stevens, Owen Farrell and Brad Barritt are also selected.
Saracens: 15 Chris Wyles, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Joel Tomkins, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 David Strettle, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 1 Rhys Gill, 2 Jamie George, 3 Matt Stevens, 4 Steve Borthwick (capt), 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 6 Billy Vunipola, 7 Jacques Burger, 8 Ernst Joubert
Replacements: 16 Scott Spurling, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Petrus du Plessis, 19 George Kruis, 20 Jackson Wray, 21 Ben Spencer, 22 Nils Mordt, 23 Ben Ransom
London Irish: 15 Topsy Ojo, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Guy Armitage, 12 Eamonn Sheridan, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Ian Humphreys, 9 Tomás O’Leary (capt), 1 Matt Parr, 2 David Paice, 3 Halani Aulika, 4 Nic Rouse, 5 Bryn Evans, 6 Kieran Low, 7 Ofisa Treviranus, 8 Jon Fisher
Replacements: 16 Jimmy Stevens, 17 John Yapp, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 Declan Danaher, 20 Chris Hala’ufia, 21 Andrew Fenby, 22 Shane Geraghty, 23 Darren Allinson
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