Neil Back

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back has recalled Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie to his starting line up for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Saracens after both were released from the England camp.

USA international Mike MacDonald also returns to the starting line up in place of Gareth Hardy whilst Daniel Browne will start in the second row in place of the injured Tom Denton.

Adrian Jarvis, who kicked three penalties on his debut off the bench last week in the 15-9 defeat to Leicester, starts this week with Ceiron Thomas recovering from the injury he picked up against the Tigers for a place on the bench. Otherwise the backline is unchanged from last week.

The squad in full is:

15. Leigh Hinton

14. Lee Blackett

13. Henry Faafili

12. Scott Barrow

11. Michael Stephenson

10. Adrian Jarvis

9. Warren Fury

1. Mike MacDonald

2. Steve Thompson

3. Phil Swainston

4. James Craig

5. Marco Wentzel (C)

6. Kearnan Myall

7. Hendre Fourie

8. Alfie Tooala

16. Phil Nilsen

17. Gareth Hardy

18. Juan Gomez

19. Daniel Browne

20. Jacob Rowan

21. Scott Mathie

22. Ceiron Thomas

23. Luther Burrell