Winger Alex Lewington will become the latest player to enter the Saracens 100 club against Gloucester on Friday. 

The 31-year-old will lead the team out as he brings up a century of appearances for the North Londoners in a huge match against fourth-placed Gloucester at Kingsholm. 

Saracens are currently top of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table, with just one loss this season in a feisty 29-20 defeat to London Irish in December, while Gloucester look to make it three home wins on the bounce.

Lewington has been named on the left wing in Mark McCall's team, with Max Malins on the right and Alex Goode as full-back. 

And the centurion expressed his pride at reaching such a momentous occasion on Friday night, looking to steer Saracens to a first victory of 2023. 

He said: “Reaching 100 games for this club is something I’m incredibly proud of.  

"The best thing about it has been the brilliant players I’ve been lucky to play with along the way and the amazing friendships I’ve made off the pitch.” 

McCall has made six changes to a side that ran rampant over Exeter Chiefs on New Year’s Eve. 

Aled Davies and Duncan Taylor receive their first starts of the season, while Hugh Tizard and Ben Earl both return to the pack. 

Captain Owen Farrell will don the number 10 shirt alongside scrum-half Davies, as the bench bursts with fresh opportunity in young hooker Theo Dan and the returning Rotimi Segun. 

Meanwhile, Gloucester have made five changes, with newly signed hooker George McGuigan receiving his first start for the club after Santi Socino's leg injury against London Irish on New Year's Eve. 

And with Albert Tuisue banned for two weeks following three yellow cards this season, Ben Morgan returns to the back row alongside Ruan Ackermann and captain Lewis Ludlow. 

Since George Skivington took over as head coach of Gloucester in 2020, the sides have clashed just four times in the Gallagher Premiership, with an even split of two wins apiece.