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Sarries new boy to start at Blues

Alistair Hargreaves will start for Saracens in tonight's game at Bedford. Photo credit: David Davies/PA wire Alistair Hargreaves will start for Saracens in tonight's game at Bedford. Photo credit: David Davies/PA wire

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Second row Alistair Hargreaves will make his Saracens debut tonight the Premiership side travel to Goldington Road to face Bedford Blues in their first pre-season game.

The new signing from the Sharks starts the match in what is the first of four friendlies in the build-up to the start of the new season on September 1 for the north London club.

Fellow new signings Nick Fenton-Wells and Lorenzo Romano are named on the bench.

Saracens line-up vs Bedford Blues

15 Chris Wyles

14 Ollie Marchon

13 Joel Tomkins

12 Duncan Taylor

11 James Short

10 Charlie Hodgson

9 Richard Wigglesworth

1 Mako Vunipola

2 Jamie George

3 Petrus du Plessis

4 Eoin Sheriff

5 Alistair Hargreaves

6 Jackson Wray

7 Will Fraser

8 Ernst Joubert ©

Replacements: Jared Saunders, John Smit, Lorenzo Romano, Billy Johnson, Arran James-Nicholls, Nick Fenton-Wells, Jonno Ross, Nils Mordt, Adam Powell, Ben Ransom.B

Blues line-up:

15. James Pritchard (c)

14. Mark Kohler

13. Henry Staff

12. Mark Atkinson

11. James Stephenson

10. Ian Vass

9. Darryl Veenendaal

1.Darren Fearn

2. Chris Locke

3. Ben Cooper

4. Ben Gulliver

5. Alex Rae

6. Gregor Gillanders

7. Darren Fox

8. Don Barrell

Replacements: Dan Seal, Scott Spurling, Neil Cochrane, Phil Boulton, Mike Howard, Jon Vandermolen, Sacha Harding, Tom Armes, Ali Price, Jake Sharp, Heath Stevens.

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