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Saints change four in trip to Scarlets

The Northampton Saints team that will start Friday night’s LV= Cup Round 2 match at Parc y Scarlets has four changes from that which began the opening day win over Newcastle.

James Wilson’s return at full back brings a move to the wing for Tom Collins, with Jamie Elliott having the week off. Meanwhile up front there is a direct swap in the back row, with Ben Nutley starting and Teimana Harrison on the bench, while in the front row Ross McMillan and Tom Mercey replace Mike Haywood and Gareth Denman respectively.

On the bench hooker Matti Williams is in line for his first senior action since his injury against London Irish last April, while Alex Waller, Salesi Ma’afu, Calum Clark, Lee Dickson and Ben Foden all return to the match day squad.

Friday’s game against the Scarlets 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 at www.saintslive.co.uk

Joel Hodgson, Ben Nutley, Howard Packman and Dorian West discuss the trip to west Wales in this week’s podcast, and we hear from Courtney Lawes ahead of England’s opening Autumn International against New Zealand. Stream or download the podcast for FREE onto any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY SCARLETS
LV= Cup Round 2
Parc y Scarlets
Friday, November 7th, 2014
Kick off 7:30pm

15 James WILSON
14 Howard PACKMAN
13 Tom STEPHENSON
12 Dom WALDOUCK
11 Tom COLLINS
10 Will HOOLEY
9 Joel HODGSON

1 Ethan WALLER
2 Ross MCMILLAN
3 Tom MERCEY
4 Alex WOOLFORD
5 Christian DAY
6 Phil DOWSON (capt)
7 Ben NUTLEY
8 Jon FISHER

Replacements

16 Matti WILLIAMS
17 Alex WALLER
18 Salesi MA’AFU
19 Calum CLARK
20 Teimana HARRISON
21 Lee DICKSON
22 Harry MALLINDER
23 Ben FODEN

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