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Preview: Saracens v Castres

18th December 2009 12:18

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The rematch! Saracens try to break down Castres' defence

Castres, who freely stated this week that their focus is now firmly on the Top 14, have nevertheless named a strong side for the trip to Watford.

Charlie Sika returns to the centres and there's a return for international flanker Ibrahim Diarra in a reshuffled back row.

There's also a spot for experienced lock Rodrigo Capo Ortega ahead of Russian international Kiril Kulemin and a completely new front row in Daniel Saayman, Georgian international Aksventi Giorgadze and Yannick Forestier.

More to follow...

Saracens: tbc

Castres: 15 Thomas Bouquié, 14 Matthieu Bourret, 13 Charles Sika, 12 Philip Christophers, 11 Paul Bonnefond, 10 Romain Boscus, 9 Thomas Sanchou, 8 Joe Tekori, 7 Darron Nell, 6 Ibrahim Diarra, 5 Ludovic Michaux, 4 Rodrigo Capo Ortega, 3 Daniel Saayman, 2 Akvsenti Giorgadze, 1 Yannick Forestier.
Replacements: 16 Marc-Antoine Rallier, 17 Gideon Lensing, 18 Yoann Rayssac, 19 Kirill Kulemin, 20 Yannick Caballero, 21 Alexandre Albouy, 22 Yoan Audrin, 23 Maxime Boyer.

Date: Saturday, December 19
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Peter Allan (Scotland)
Assistant referees: David Changleng (Scotland), Rob Dickson (Scotland)
Television match official: John Burtenshaw (England)
Assessor: Roger Baileff (England)

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