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Saints ring changes for LV= Cup Leicester trip

The Northampton Saints coaches have made a number of changes to the match day squad that will make the short trip to Leicester tomorrow afternoon.

With both teams leading their respective pools this is set to be another important East Midlands derby, and the team that Phil Dowson leads out at Welford Road will be playing in front of a record crowd for the LV= Cup group stages.

But plenty of the players named have experienced big occasions, including internationals Cam Dolan and Tom Ryder, who make their Saints debuts.

Every other starting player has run out for the first team this season, and with 17 of the match day 23 having come through the club's Academy system the squad reflects the LV= Cup's ethos of giving opportunities to young players to shine.

Tomorrow's game is sold out, and with no TV coverage supporters can turn to www.saintslive.co.uk for live text commentary and the best social media interaction.

Ethan Waller, Matti Williams, Jamie Elliott and defence coach Alan Dickens preview the game in this week's Saints podcast, which also includes Lee Dickson chatting to the RFU podcast about leading England Saxons and why Saints With Heart is looking to go bigger and better in 2015. Listen for FREE on any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LEICESTER
LV= Cup Round 3
Welford Road
Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Kick off 3:00pm

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

1 Ethan WALLER
2 Matti WILLIAMS
3 Gareth DENMAN
4 Tom RYDER
5 Alex WOOLFORD
6 Phil DOWSON (capt)
7 Teimana HARRISON
8 Cam DOLAN

16 Reece MARSHALL
17 Danny HOBBS-AWOYEMI
18 Adam PARKINS
19 Jordan ONOJAIFE
20 Ben NUTLEY
21 Alex DAY
22 Sam OLVER
23 Rory HUTCHINSON

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