Six Nations places up for grabs when Bath face Saracens

Four members of the likely England squad for next weekend's big Six Nations contest with Wales will feature in Friday's high-calibre Premiership match between Bath and Saracens at the Recreation Ground. The home side, third in the table, have named the uncapped outside-half George Ford and the lock Dave Attwood in their starting line-up, while the second-placed Londoners travel with the full-back Alex Goode and the loose-head prop Mako Vunipola.

A group of others, particularly in the outside backs, will be going out of their way to catch the eye of Stuart Lancaster and his England coaching panel with the end-of-season tour of New Zealand in mind.

The Bath wing Anthony Watson is firmly on Lancaster's radar, while three centres – the hosts' Kyle Eastmond, along with the visiting pair of Brad Barritt and Joel Tomkins – have a golden opportunity to stake a claim for places in the red-rose midfield.