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All change for Saints in Aviva Premiership return

The Aviva Premiership returns to Franklin’s Gardens under the Friday night lights this weekend, with the Northampton Saints team including a number of returning players for the visit of Exeter Chiefs to the East Midlands.

In all 10 changes have been made from the line-up which began last weekend’s LV= Cup win over the Scarlets. Ben Foden, Jamie Elliott, Luther Burrell, Stephen Myler and Lee Dickson all come into the back line, with Alex Waller, Mike Haywood, Salesi Ma’afu, Samu Manoa and Calum Clark starting up front.

Friday’s game against Exeter is not being televised, but supporters can stay up-to-date with the action as it happens with the live match blog available for FREE on any device here

The game will be preceded by the annual Remembrance Ceremony, which includes wreaths being laid on the Franklin’s Gardens war memorial and the Ode of Remembrance from Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’ read by PA announcer, Geoff Allen.

It is always an emotional occasion, and supporters are therefore asked to be in their seats or terrace spaces well in advance of the teams coming out of the tunnel.

A limited number of tickets remain available for the game here. Supporters can use Print@Home to save themselves the admin fees, with seat selection available on any device.

Finally, this week’s podcast previews the return to Aviva Premiership action with director of rugby Jim Mallinder and backs James Wilson and Tom Collins. There is also a special interview with Moulton College director of rugby – and former Saints stalwart – Jon Phillips. The podcast can be downloaded or streamed for FREE on any device here

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY EXETER CHIEFS

Aviva Premiership Round 7
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, November 14th, 2014
Kick off 7:45pm

15 Ben FODEN
14 Jamie ELLIOTT
13 Tom STEPHENSON
12 Luther BURRELL
11 Tom COLLINS
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Lee DICKSON

1 Alex WALLER
2 Mike HAYWOOD
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Samu MANOA
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Ben NUTLEY
8 Phil DOWSON (capt)

Replacements

16 Ross MCMILLAN
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Alex WOOLFORD
20 Teimana HARRISON
21 Joel HODGSON
22 James WILSON
23 Dom WALDOUCK

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