Saracens v Newcastle (Sun)

Jacques Burger and Michael Rhodes

Venue: Allianz Park Date: Sunday, 1 May Kick-off: 15:15 BST Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Newcastle and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

Flanker Jacques Burger plays his final game for Saracens before retiring in one of 10 changes to the XV that beat Wasps in the European Champions Cup.

Charlie Hodgson replaces the suspended Owen Farrell at fly-half, while there are six changes in the forward pack.

Newcastle have made five changes from the win at home to London Irish.

Nili Latu, Mike Delany and Juan Pablo Socino are among the absentees, with Dan Temm, Craig Willis and Adam Powell coming into the side.

Saracens: Ransom; Ashton, Bosch, Barritt (capt), Wyles; Hodgson, De Kock; Barrington, Saunders, Lamositele, Itoje, Hamilton, Rhodes, Burger, Wray.

Replacements: Brits, M. Vunipola, Figallo, Smith, Brown, Wigglesworth, Mordt, Tompkins.

Newcastle Falcons: Hammersley; Tait, Harris, Powell, Watson; Willis, Young; Vickers, McGuigan, Vea, Botha, Robinson, Welch (capt), Temm, Wilson.

Replacements: Hawkins, Rogers, Foster, Green, Mayhew, Tipuna, Catterick, Penny.

Referee: Ian Tempest

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