Premiership: Saracens against Northampton Saints

Sean Maitland scores a try for Saracens
Sean Maitland has signed a one-year contract this week with Saracens
Venue: StoneX Stadium Date:Saturday, 21 Mai Kick-off:17:30 BST Coverage: Live scores and updates on BBC Sport.

Saracens will secure a home Premiership semi final with a victory against Northampton at StoneX Stadium.

If Leicester loses at Newcastle, the north London side could be on top of this table with a bonus point victory.

Sean Maitland is who signed a new one-year contractMax Malins is back on the side this week.

Four changes are made to the Harlequins-winning side by fourth-place Saints 32-31Last month, Wales captain Dan Biggar was back at fly-half.

Aaron Hinkley will start at flanker in his first league game, while Ehren Paintinger will move into the front row as prop and Courtnall Kosan to the wing.

The home team is unchanged from the one that lost to Toulon last weekend in the European Challenge Cup semifinal.

Rotimi Segun from Saracens told the club's website:“Northampton is an attacking rugby group, but we are trying to get a home semi. That's why we're here.

“We know exactly what went wrong last week, and we know there are many things to improve upon. This is our first chance to make that happen.

“The Premiership now represents the only competition we have so we want to get our teeth into it.”

Alex Coles, Northampton Saints forward, told the club's website:“We had some really strong momentum after that Harlequins match, and we want to continue that momentum into the next game.

“But then again, many boys are playing lots of rugby and, perhaps, that was just what they needed.

“It has also allowed us to plan tactically for Saracens. Although there are many sides to the story, I believe that we will be ready and fresh for whatever comes our way.

Saracens: Goode; Maitland, Daly, Tompkins, Segun; Farrell (capt.), Davies; M Vunipola, George, Koch; Itoje, Isiekwe; McFarland, Earl, B Vunipola.

Replacements:Lewis, Adams-Hale Clarey Hunter-Hill Wray Van Zyl Lozowski, Lewington

Northampton Saints Furbank; Freeman, Proctor, Dingwall, Skosan; Biggar, Mitchell; Iyogun, Haywood, Painter; Coles, Ratuniyarawa; Lawes, Hinkley, Ludlam (capt.)

Replacements: Matevesi, Waller, Hill, Moon, Nansen, James, Hutchinson, Sleightholme.

Referee: Matthew Carley

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