Having suitably cut his teeth, Saracens’ Rotimi Segun is aiming to take his upcoming Premiership Rugby debut in his stride.

The 22-year-old winger, who played his part in helping Sarries to both the Premiership Rugby Cup and Premiership Shield finals this season, has been handed his first senior league start as Mark McCall’s side welcome table-topping Exeter Chiefs to Allianz Park on Saturday.

However, both teams have shuffled their packs significantly in a bid to remain fresh for the final stages of the campaign, handing Segun his chance to shine.

“It’s just always an honour to be able to play for Sarries and to be able to get my first start is incredible,” he told Saracens’ website.

“And in a big game against our rivals; let’s just say it’s just awesome to be a part of it.

“It’s just great for us to get that experience, for one, and just to continue the success that we’ve had in the Premiership Cup, and in the Storm games and the A League.

“The coaches give you confidence and we’re all comfortable around each other, so it’s literally a case of we’ve got this far doing what we’ve done, so we’ve been given confidence to do that again.

“So we just need to keep on doing what we’re doing.

“I had a pretty rocky start [to the season]. I had a groin operation, so I was out for four months and then I was just trying to build my way back into the season.

“It’s been a long road but it’s just amazing to be where I am right now.”

Richard Wigglesworth captains a Sarries side that shows 11 changes from the team that humbled Wasps 31-14 in Round 20, with Nick Tompkins the only member of the back line to have started that victory.

Max Malins, Alex Lewington, Marcelo Bosch and Matt Gallagher all come in while Nick Isiekwe joins Will Skelton in the second row, with Calum Clark is moved to No.6.

Flanker Sean Reffell and fly-half Manu Vunipola, the cousin of England internationals Billy and Mako, could make their first Premiership Rugby appearances from the bench.

Former Wales international Dom Day, who is also named as a replacement, could make his 100th Premiership Rugby appearance from the bench.