Brown skippers Saracens

Date published: January 29 2015

Saracens have named their starting line-up that will take on South African side the Blue Bulls in a friendly match that will take place at Allianz Park.

Kelly Brown will captain the XV while fellow back-row Jackson Wray will make his 100th appearance for the club. Ernst Joubert is number eight on Saturday.

“We’re expecting a massive challenge from a team including 15 Springboks but we are fielding our strongest available side and we’ll be ready,” said Brown.

Neil de Kock, a former Springbok himself, will partner Charlie Hodgson at half-back while Timisoara Saracens lock Valentin Poparlan starts the game.

Saracens: 15 Ben Ransom, 14 Jack Wilson, 13 Tim Streather, 12 Chris Wyles, 11 David Strettle, 10 Charlie Hodgson, 9 Neil de Kock, 8 Ernst Joubert, 7 Kelly Brown (c), 6 Jackson Wray, 5 Valentin Poparlan, 4 Jim Hamilton, 3 Petrus Du Plessis, 2 Brett Sharman, 1 Richard Barrington.
Replacements: TBC