England skipper Borthwick returns

Saracens travel to Sixways on Friday night (kick-off 8pm) looking to make it nine wins from nine in the Guinness Premiership and welcome back captain Steve Borthwick to the starting line-up.

Borthwick returns from international duty to start against Warriors with Chris Wyles (USA) and Moses Rauluni (Fiji) also back from action with their respective countries to be in the Saracens squad. In the only other change from Sunday’s win over Wasps, Richard Haughton returns to the wing.

“We know that going to Sixways is always a tough test,” said Defence and Forwards Coach Paul Gustard. “They have some very good players in the likes of Chris Latham, Sam Tuitupou, Pat Sanderson and others. They also have a very strong forward pack so we know we are in for a tough game.

Kevin Barrett misses the game after joining up with the England 7s squad for the IRB Series in Dubai and Fabio Ongaro is still away with Italy. Matias Aguero has returned from action with Italy but has a knock which will keep him out of action for a few weeks. Neil de Kock misses the game with an ankle injury but should return within two weeks.

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Saracens:

15 Alex Goode
14 Richard Haughton
13 Kameli Ratuvou
12 Brad Barritt
11 Chris Wyles
10 Derick Hougaard
9 Justin Marshall

1 Rhys Gill
2 Schalk Brits
3 Carlos Nieto
4 Steve Borthwick (c)
5 Tom Ryder
6 Wikus van Heerden
7 Andy Saull
8 Ernst Joubert

16 Ethienne Reynecke
17 Kasiano Lealamanua
18 Richard Skuse
19 Hugh Vyvyan
20 Don Barrell
21 Moses Rauluni
22 Adam Powell
23 Rodd Penney