Saracens v Gloucester

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  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

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    Venue: Vicarage Road Date: Sunday, 27 September Kick-off: 1500

    Saracens captain Steve Borthwick has been passed fit for the visit of Gloucester and he is joined in the second row by Mouritz Botha.

    Wikus van Heerden returns to the back row and Fabio Ongaro starts at hooker.

    Gloucester's summer signing Paul Doran-Jones makes his full debut, replacing Greg Sommerville at tight head.

    Adam Eustace takes over from the banned Gareth Delve and James Simpson-Daniel, Rory Lawson, Olivier Azam, Peter Buxton and Alasdair Strokosch all start.

    There were concerns about Borthwick after he suffered a serious-looking injury against Harlequins last weekend.
    Scans revealed it to be a sprained rib cartilage but he was able to return to action earlier than expected.

    Saracens: Goode, Cato, Ratuvou, Barritt, Wyles, Jackson, de Kock, Gill, Ongaro, Nieto, Borthwick (capt), Botha, van Heerden, Saull, Joubert.
    Replacements: Brits, Aguero, Skuse, Vyvyan, Owen, Marshall, Hougaard, Haughton.

    Gloucester: Voyce; Simpson-Daniel, Tindall (capt), Fuimaono-Sapolu, Vainikolo; Robinson, Lawson; Dickinson, Azam, Doran-Jones; Buxton, Brown; Strokosch, Qera, Eustace.
    Replacements: Lawson, Knight, Capdevielle, Satala, Hazell, Lewis, Burns, Sharples.

    BBC Sport
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  3. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    And Sarries go tooop! HURRAH! :D

    Awful first half with some blatant boot-in-eye skulduggery by Olivier "cheating b*stard th*g" Azam on Borthwick and some equally blatant hand in ruck BS from Mike "Old Man" Tindall. Utter rubbish though from both teams.

    Second half improved despite a 10 minute kicking exchange which wasn't helped by Tom Voyce (although, he comes from a team which breeds slow, incompetent backs who have no action other than to kick the ball) and Saracens scored the winning try with some great forward pressure finished by Schalk Britts who is looking better and better and better and better with each game.

    The guy is superb, it'll be a test for him when the ground gets wet but his speed and phisicality is second to none, superb.
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