SARACENS have five internationals back in their starting XV for their derby match against Harlequins at the London Stadium.

England trio Billy Vunipola, Ben Spencer and Jamie George return, along with Wales’ Liam Williams and Scotland’s Sean Maitland in front of a sell-out crowd.

The defending champions have lost four their last seven games but are still second in the Gallagher Premiership and 10 points ahead of Quins, who sit in third.

Sarries narrowly defeated Harlequins 25-20 at the Twickenham Stoop in the reverse fixture but head of rugby Mark McCall believes recording a Premiership double over Quins for the first time since the 2014-15 season will be a tough task. 

McCall said: "It's a neutral venue in many ways as Wembley had become a bit of a second home for us.

"If you're asking the coach, you probably want to play at Allianz Park in a game like this one but the players enjoy something different.

"It is an iconic stadium but for us we still have a job to do, and having ceded home advantage it is important we put our best foot forward.

"Quins have been really strong since Christmas and they have belief now.

“They will be very motivated because they are close to us in the table, and we have one eye on Glasgow the week after."

Sarries prop Christian judge starts on the bench for this tie but is relishing the chance to play on such a big stage if given the opportunity.

“I think it’s going to be hugely exciting playing at London Stadium in front of a big crowd.” said Judge.

“When we played them at their place last time the atmosphere was unbelievable so if anything it’s going to be even better this time.

“I’m sure not only the atmosphere’s going to be top notch but all the other stuff, the entertainment aspect of it, it’s going to be a real occasion for the fans to see hopefully alongside some great rugby so I think it will be a great day out for everyone and I’m really looking forward to it.”