Biarritz v Saracens: Teams
Landmark appearance for Chesney in France
Last Updated: 16/11/07 2:56pm
Chesney: 300th appearance
Kris Chesney will make his 300th appearance for Saracens on Saturday when they take on Biarritz at the Parc des Sports Aquiléra in the Heineken Cup.
He moves from second row to number six which means Paul Gustard drops down to the bench and Tom Ryder comes in at second row.
Director of rugby Alan Gaffney also makes one change to the back line where England Sevens star Richard Haughton comes in at full-back, replacing the injured Francisco Leonelli.
Otherwise Saracens remain unchanged from the side that beat Glasgow last week, and having seen Biarritz stutter against Viadana will be confident of taking at least a point from their trip to France.
Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque: 15 N Brusque; 14 A Willemse, 13 M Bosch, 12 D Traille, 11 P Bidabe; 10 J Peyrelongue, 9 D Yachvili; 1 P Balan, 2 B Noirot, 3 B Lecouls, 4 J Thion (capt), 5 D Couzinet, 6 A Creevy, 7 I Harinordoquy, 8 S Vahafolau.
Replacements: 16 M Cortese, 17 E Coetzee, 18 M Carizza, 19 J Cronje, 20 S Malonga, 21 J Dupuy, 22 A Masi.
Saracens: 15 R Haughton; 14 R Penney, 13 K Sorrell, 12 A Farrell, 11 K Ratuvou; 10 G Jackson, 9 N de Kock (capt); 1 N Lloyd, 2 M Cairns, 3 C Johnston, 4 T Ryder, 5 H Vyvyan, 6 K Chesney, 7 R Hill, 8 B Skirving.
Replacements: 16 F Ongaro, 17 T Mercey, 18 P Gustard, 19 D Seymour, 20 M Rauluni, 21 G Ross, 22 E Thrower.
Referee: Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)