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European Champions Cup news: Maro Itoje returns for Saracens

• Saracens also welcome back Brad Barritt for trip to Glasgow
• Newcastle make first Champions Cup appearance for 14 years

Bath welcome the four-times winners Toulouse to the Recreation Ground but do so without their 20-year-old winger Joe Cokanasiga who has presented symptoms of delayed concussion this week, in more bad news for England. Talupe Faletau is also absent, after breaking his arm in last Friday’s defeat by Exeter, so Zach Mercer is selected at No 8 where he faces an intriguing battle with the former New Zealand back-row Jerome Kaino. Jamie Roberts returns to the centres to add midfield ballast while Francois Louw is back at flanker after a stunning shift for the Springboks against New Zealand last weekend. For Toulouse, Cheslin Kolbe, another who was in action for South Africa in their narrow defeat by the All Blacks, returns to the wing. Romain Ntamack, the teenage son of former France wing and coach Emile, is among the replacements.

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