RUGBY UNION: Injuries force Jones to change Exiles' line-up

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London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has been forced into changes for tomorrow’s fixture with Saracens, with Gonzalo Tiesi, Neil Briggs and Ed Jackson all ruled out through injury.

Tiesi’s place at outside centre is taken by Sonny Parker, while there’s a debut on the wing Seb Stegmann.

Greg Bateman moves from tight head to hooker to replace Briggs, with James Tideswell coming into the front row.

In the second row, Kirill Kulemin partners captain Jonathan Mills.

Jackson’s place at No 8 is taken by Alfie To’oala, with Julio Cabello moving from open side to blindside flanker. Michael Hills wears the No 7 jersey.

Saracens makes two changes to the team that beat Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

Duncan Taylor will start at inside centre, while George Kruis partners Steve Borthwick at lock.

Saracens: Wyles, Short, Tomkins, Taylor, Strettle, Hodgson, Wigglesworth, Gill, Brits, Stevens, Borthwick (capt), Kruis, Wray, Fraser, Joubert. Reps: George, Auterac, du Plessis, Botha, Saull, de Kock, Mordt, Ransom.

London Welsh: Arscott, MacKenzie, Parker, Jewell, Stegmann, Henson, Keats, Montanella, Bateman, Tideswell, Mills (capt), Kulemin,Cabello, To’oala. Reps: George, Bristow, Ion, Corker, Browne, Davies, Ross, Voyce.

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