England international Billy Vunipola is set to make a comeback from injury after he was named in the starting line-up for his club Saracens in the upcoming Gallagher Premiership clash against Sale Sharks.
The 26-year-old sustained a broken arm while playing for his club in the European Champions Cup encounter against Glasgow Warriors that forced him to miss the November series for England.
The injury came after he recovered from a fractured arm that he suffered during the summer series of South Africa last year but now Vunipola's return will provide relief to England coach Eddie Jones with the Six Nations around the corner.
Apart from Vunipola, Mark McCall has made six other changes to the Saracens line-up with Liam Williams, David Strettle, Richard Wigglesworth, Vincent Koch, Tom Woolstencroft and Schalk Burger all making a return.
Saracens are currently positioned second in the Gallagher Premiership table with 10 victories from 11 games.
Saracens line up: Alex Goode, Liam Williams, Nick Tompkins, Alex Lozowski, David Strettle, Owen Farrell (c), Richard Wigglesworth, Billy Vunipola, Schalk Burger, Nick Isiekwe, George Kruis, Will Skelton, Vincent Koch, Tom Woolstencroft, Mako Vunipola
Replacements: Christopher Tolofua, Richard Barrington, Titi Lamositele, Calum Clark, Jackson Wray, Ben Spencer, Marcelo Bosch, Sean Maitland