Premiership: Gloucester v Saracens – BBC Sport

Manu Vunipola
Manu Vunipola is the fly-half for a newly-formed Saracens side. While his cousins Billy (and Mako) are among those players who were rested by Mark McCall
Venue: Kingsholm Date: Saturday, June 3 Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Live scores and updates on BBC Sport.

As they attempt to reach the Premiership semifinals, Gloucester makes three changes.

For the Cherry and Whites, Ben Meehan (scrum-half) and Jack Singleton and Jordy Reed (forwards) all return. They know they must beat Saracens and hope Northampton loses at home to Newcastle.

Saracens are certain of a home semifinal, so they name a completely new team from Northampton, the team that beat them in their last match.

Max Malins of England is back from a hamstring strain on the wing.

Alex Lozowski and Duncan Taylor start in the centre, while Manu Veolipola is designated as the fly-half.

England internationals Owen Farrell (Elliot Daly), Mako Vunipola. Nick Isiekwe. Nick Farrell, Elliot Daly and Nick Isiekwe are all well. So are Alex Goode, Nick Tompkins, Aled Davis, Vincent Koch.

They will win the Premiership if Saracens beat Leicester at home against Wasps.

They won the Championship after being relegated in 2020 because of violations to the salary cap rules.

Gloucester: Carreras; ReesZammit; Harris, Kveseladze; Thorley; Hastings; Meehan; Rapava–Ruskin; Singleton; Gotovtsev; Clarke; Alemanno; Reid, Ludlow, Ackermann

Replacements: Socino, Elrington, Balmain, Davidson, Clement, Chapman, Twelvetrees, May.

Saracens: Obatoyinbo; Malins, Lozowski, Taylor, Harris; Manu Vunipola, van Zyl; Mawi, Pifeleti, Clarey, Hunter-Hill, Swinson, Wray (capt), Knight, Venter

Replacements: Dan, Adams-Hale, Wainwright, Boon, Reffell, de Haas, Morris, Hallett

Referee: Wayne Barnes

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