Saracens captain Barritt fit to face Exeter in Premiership final

Saracens captain Brad Barritt has recovered from a hamstring injury to start against Exeter Chiefs in Saturday's Premiership final, the club said on Friday.

Centre Barritt was a doubt after he limped off the pitch inside the opening half hour of their semifinal rout of Gloucester.

The 32-year-old's return means the European Champions Cup winners will start with an unchanged starting line-up as they bid to retain their domestic crown.

Exeter have also named an unchanged side from their semifinal victory over Northampton Saints.

Saracens start as the favourites to become English champions for the fourth time in five years and complete a second domestic and European double.

Two of those domestic final wins came against Exeter, who collected their maiden trophy two years ago by beating Saracens in the semi-final and Wasps in the title decider.


15. Alex Goode, 14. Liam Williams, 13. Alex Lozowski, 12. Brad Barritt, 11. Sean Maitland, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Richard Barrington, 2. Jamie George, 3. Vincent Koch, 4. Will Skelton, 5. George Kruis, 6. Maro Itoje, 7. Jackson Wray, 8. Billy Vunipola

Replacements: 16. Tom Woolstencroft, 17. Ralph Adams-Hale, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Nick Isiekwe, 20. Mike Rhodes, 21. Richard Wigglesworth, 22. Nick Tompkins, 23. David Strettle

Exeter Chiefs

15. Jack Nowell, 14. Alex Cuthbert, 13. Henry Slade, 12. Ollie Devoto, 11. Tom O'Flaherty, 10. Joe Simmonds, 9. Nic White; 1. Ben Moon, 2. Jack Yeandle, (capt) 3. Harry Williams. 4. Dave Dennis, 5. Jonny Hill, 6. Dave Ewers, 7. Don Armand, 8. Matt Kvesic,

Replacements:16. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17. Alec Hepburn, 18. Tomas Francis, 19. Sam Skinner, 20. Sam Simmonds, 21. Jack Maunder, 22. Gareth Steenson, 23. Sam Hill