Rugby Union: Saracens recall for Pienaar

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Saracens have made nine changes, including the recall of the former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar, for their European Conference match at Neath on Saturday. Pienaar, the player-coach, was among those missing when Saracens lost their 100 per cent tournament record at Castres.

Lance Sherrell, Treviso's South African-born stand-off, is out of the key Heineken Cup Pool E match against Llanelli. Sherrell, the Italian champions' top scorer in this season's tournament with 31 points, suffered rib damage in last weekend's 52-6 victory over Caledonia.

The former Australia coach Greg Smith says his preferred next move would be a club position in England.

"I think England would be the place for me because, with any of the European clubs, communication might be too difficult," Smith said.