Leeds Carnegie look for Guinness Premiership double

Leeds Carnegie will head to Saracens this Sunday looking to win back to back games in the Guinness Premiership for the first time since November 2005.

Hooker Rob Rawlinson has been passed fit after coming off during last Friday’s win over Newcastle at Headingley Carnegie however there have been a number of injury blows to Stuart Lancaster’s side.

Twelve players will be unavailable due to injury, four of which came in the 16-15 win over the Falcons. Jon Dunbar (shoulder), Lee Blackett (chest), Alberto Di Bernardo (shoulder) and Tommy McGee (shoulder) are the latest to join the injured list.

That list already includes Adam Balding (knee), Jonny Hepworth (knee), Andy Tuilagi (shoulder), Mike Aspinall (groin), Vili M’asi (bicep), Michael Cusack (thumb), Colin Noon (back) and Calum Clark (hip).

Leeds Carnegie skipper Stuart Hooper will come up against his former club whilst Joe Bedford and James Parkes are also both former Saracens players.
Good news has come for Stuart Lancaster on the bench with prop Fosi Pala’amo back available.

Leeds team to play Saracens:
15. Leigh Hinton
14. Apo Satala
13. Rob Vickerman
12. John Holtby
11. Tom Biggs
10. James Brooks
9. Joe Bedford
1. Mike MacDonald
2. Rob Rawlinson
3. Adam Hopcroft
4. Stuart Hooper (c)
5. Erik Lund
6. Kearnan Myall
7. Hendre Fourie
8. Rhys Oakley

16. Fosi Pala’amo
17. James Parkes
18. Mark Lock
19. Pablo Bouza
20. Darren Edwards
21. Jon Goodridge
22. Tom Rock



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