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Premiership: Harlequins v Saracens

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Premiership: Harlequins v Saracens

England worldwide Mike Brown has scored 85 tries in 299 outings for Harlequins since making his debut in 2005
Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Twickenham Stoop Date: Saturday, 6 October Kick-off: 19:30 BST
Protection: Reside commentary on BBC Radio 5 dwell Sports activities Further and on-line, with dwell scores on the BBC Sport web site

Premiership leaders Saracens look to proceed their excellent begin to the marketing campaign as they journey to Harlequins.

Mark McCall’s facet have received their first 5 video games with a bonus level, changing into the primary membership to attain the feat within the skilled period.

Sarries make six adjustments from their victory over Bathtub, whereas Quins make two after their win at Gloucester.

Mike Brown makes his 300th appearance for Quins, whereas Danny Care wears the membership’s colors for the 250th time.

Centre Ben Tapuai is rested by the hosts, with USA worldwide Paul Lasike changing him, and Marcus Smith begins at fly-half after kicking the match-winning factors at Kingsholm final Saturday.

Saracens captain Brad Barritt misses the London derby following an operation on a facial injury, so Nick Tompkins is available in at outdoors centre and Alex Lozowski strikes to inside centre.

Wingers Alex Lewington and David Strettle begin, England worldwide Ben Spencer returns at scrum-half and lock Will Skelton and flanker Mike Rhodes come into the pack.

Defending champions Saracens have received their final 12 Premiership matches, with solely Leicester ever having fun with an extended profitable streak within the competitors – the Tigers received 17 straight video games in 1999-2000.

Harlequins director of rugby Paul Gustard advised BBC Surrey:

“Saracens are an excellent crew. They have quite a lot of internationals and extra British & Irish Lions than Scotland.

“They’ve been within the making for 12 years and are a well-oiled machine.

“However we’ve got had good success over them within the final two or three seasons and don’t have any purpose to worry anyone.

“If we play and carry out to the extent that we will play to, which we’ve got not achieved but, then we is usually a match for many sides within the competitors.”

Harlequins: Brown; Earle, Marchant, Lasike, Visser; Smith, Care; Marler, Crumpton, Sinckler, Symons, Horwill (co-capt), Bothma, Robshaw (co-capt), Chisholm.

Replacements: Ward, Boyce, Collier, South, Kunatani, Mulchrone, Lang, Alofa.

Saracens: Goode; Strettle, Tompkins, Lozowski, Lewington; Farrell, Spencer; M Vunipola, George, Lamositele, Skelton, Kruis, Isiekwe, Rhodes, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Tolofua, Barrington, Decide, Itoje, Burger, Wigglesworth, Bosch, Maitland.

Referee: Luke Pearce.

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