Owen Farrell returns from injury to captain a Saracens team featuring seven British & Irish Lions for the Champions Cup opening-round match against the Vodacom Bulls.
Saracens have named a side stacked with experience for their first South African test in Pretoria, with six changes to the starting line-up from the XV that took on Northampton in the Premiership last week.
Mako Vunipola and Jamie George both return to the front-row alongside Alec Clarey, and Maro Itoje is joined by Hugh Tizard in a powerful second-row.
The dynamic back-row of Argentina’s Juan Martin Gonzalez, Andy Christie and Billy Vunipola will be looking to provide quick ball for the back-line on the hard surface in Pretoria.
Ivan van Zyl faces his former side at scrumhalf, and captain Farrell returns in the number 10 shirt after recovering from a minor knee injury.
Nick Tompkins has Elliot Daly for company in the midfield, and the back three of Sean Maitland, Alex Lewington and Alex Goode will need to take any chances that come their way.
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