Sarries bring in Fiji prop
TRANSFER NEWS: Saracens have announced the signing of Fijian Eroni Mawi.
The 23-year-old joins the Premiership club as injury cover for Ralph Adams-Hale.
The Fijian adds an option at loosehead prop whilst Mako Vunipola and Rhys Carre are on international duty.
Mawi has 14 caps for Fiji and featured at the 2019 World Cup in Japan, scoring against Uruguay.
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Meanwhile, the side will field a mixture of youth and experience when they take on Sale Sharks visit Allianz Park on Saturday.
Nineteen-year-old Manu Vunipola returns from England Under-20s duty to take his place at fly-half meaning a switch back to fullback for Alex Goode – his first appearance in the 15 jersey since last season’s Premiership final.
Speedsters Rotimi Segun and Alex Lewington are named on the wings while captain Brad Barritt and Alex Lozowski make up the midfield.
Tom Whiteley comes in at scrumhalf for his first start of the league season and will be behind a pack with four changes from the trip to face Sale in the Premiership Rugby Cup last time out.
Back from international duty with Wales, Rhys Carre takes his place at loosehead and South Africa international Vincent Koch is reinstated at tighthead. Hooker Tom Woolstencroft remains in the front row.
Calum Clark and Jackson Wray are back at openside flank and Number.8 respectively, joining Nick Isiekwe in the back row and locks Joel Kpoku and Callum Hunter-Hill continue their partnership for the third match in a row.