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Northampton Saints team named to play Bath

The Northampton Saints team has been named for the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership opener against Bath.

Louis Picamoles will make his first competitive start for his new club in the game, which kicks off at Franklin’s Gardens at 3:30pm. Fellow new signings Nic Groom and Charlie Clare could also see their first action in black, green and gold after having been named on the replacements’ bench, where they are joined by George North.

Saturday’s game is not being televised live, so the only way to see the action as it happens is right here at Franklin’s Gardens. Tickets remain available at www.tinyurl.com/SAI-BAT-1617 and by using Print@Home supporters can save themselves the admin fees and beat the match day collection queues.

There have been a number of changes to match days at Franklin’s Gardens; more information is available on the Saints’ website, www.northamptonsaints.co.uk

George Pisi previews the action in this week’s official Saints podcast, which also includes interviews with new club captain Tom Wood and nutritionist Emma Gardner, who talks about her experience as part of the Team GB support staff at the recent Rio Olympics. Download or stream for free onto any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby or search for ‘Northampton Saints’ on iTunes.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY BATH
Aviva Premiership Round 1
Franklin’s Gardens
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
Kick off 3:30pm

15 Ben Foden
14 Ken Pisi
13 George Pisi
12 Luther Burrell
11 Ahsee Tuala
10 Harry Mallinder
9 Lee Dickson

1 Alex Waller
2 Dylan Hartley
3 Kieran Brookes
4 Courtney Lawes
5 Michael Paterson
6 Tom Wood (capt)
7 Jamie Gibson
8 Louis Picamoles

16 Charlie Clare
17 Campese Ma’afu
18 Paul Hill
19 Sam Dickinson
20 Teimana Harrison
21 Nic Groom
22 Stephen Myler
23 George North

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