Saracens expect record crowd for Toulon
October 17, 2013
Saracens have recalled Aviva Premiership Player of the Month Jacques Burger for Friday night's match against Toulouse at Wembley.
He comes in at openside for the Premiership league leaders while Alistair Hargreaves, Richard Wigglesworth and Duncan Taylor all coming back into the starting line-up. On the bench, new signing Marcelo Bosch is in line for a Saracens debut while Joel Tomkins is also named among the replacements after receiving a call-up from England this week.
Toulouse are without Yann David and Patricio Albacete for the match so Yoann Maestri and Joe Tekori are partnered in the second-row and Clement Poitrenaud gets the nod at inside centre.
The match is set to be played in front of a record crowd of more than 50,000, a total yet to be seen for a pool stage game held in Britain.
Leicester are also in action and host Treviso at Welford Road on Friday. Blaine Scully starts on the wing in place of Miles Benjamin while Graham Kitchener gets the nod in the second-row and Thomas Waldrom at No.8.
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