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Derby day team news for Saints

The Northampton Saints team has been named for Saturday’s East Midlands derby.

The Aviva Premiership returns to Franklin’s Gardens with one of the biggest matches of the season, and the Saints line-up that will start against Leicester shows a handful of changes from that which began last weekend’s European Rugby Champions Cup win over Treviso.

Luther Burrell pairs with Tom Stephenson in the centres, the England man’s return to the 12 shirt seeing Stephenson move outside a position. Up front Alex Waller, Christian Day and Samu Manoa all start, swapping places with Ethan Waller, Sam Dickinson and Phil Dowson.

Saturday’s game is completely sold out; however supporters can follow the action as it happens at www.saintslive.co.uk

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER
Aviva Premiership Round 10
Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Kick off 3:15pm

15 James WILSON
14 Ken PISI
13 Tom STEPHENSON
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI’I

1 Alex WALLER
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Courtney LAWES
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Tom WOOD
8 Samu MANOA

Replacements
16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Sam DICKINSON
20 Phil DOWSON
21 Lee DICKSON
22 Jamie ELLIOTT
23 Ben FODEN

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