Saracens' first game at Allianz Park sees the Men in Black take on Cardiff Blues in the LV=Cup

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England Under-18 international Maro Itoje will make his debut for Saracens in their first match at Allianz Park against Cardiff Blues in the LV=Cup on Sunday.

Alex Goode and Mouritz Botha are also both in the starting line-up having been released by England.

Jamie George starts at hooker while Carlos Nieto, Nils Mordt, James Short, Duncan Taylor and Joe Maddock are also in the line-up while Adam Powell also returns from injury.

Kick off is 3pm.

Saracens: 15 Alex Goode 14 Joe Maddock 13 Duncan Taylor 12 Adam Powell 11 James Short 10 Nils Mordt (capt) 9 Ben Spencer 1 Nick Auterac 2 Jamie George 3 Carlos Nieto 4 Eoin Sheriff 5 Mouritz Botha 6 Maro Itoje 7 Nick Fenton-Wells 8 Tom Jubb

Replacements: 16 John Smit 17 Darren Fearn 18 Petrus du Plessis 19 Alistair Hargreaves 20 Justin Melck 21 Ali Price 22 Sam Stanley 23 Jack Wilson

Cardiff Blues: 15 Jason Tovey 14 Owen Williams 13 Gavin Evans (capt) 12 Dafydd Hewitt 11 Harry Robinson 10 Ceri Sweeney 9 Lewis Jones 8 Robin Copeland 7 Rory Watts-Jones 6 Luke Hamilton 5 Macauley Cook 4 Michael Paterson 3 Beniot Bourrust 2 Kristian Dacey 1 Sam Hobbs

Replacements: 16 Rhys Williams 17 Nathan Trevett 18 Taufa'ao Filise 19 Cory Hill 20 Thomas Young 21 Alex Walker 22 Gareth Davies 23 Tom Williams

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