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Saints side named for Tigers trip

The Saints team has been announced for the first East Midlands derby of 2016 – Saturday’s Aviva Premiership trip to Welford Road.

A pair of changes to the team that beat Exeter both come in the backs, where Jamie Elliott starts on the right wing and Lee Dickson captains the side from scrum-half. Two Toms, Wood and Kessell, come into the match day 23 among the replacements.

The game, which kicks off at 3:15pm, is being shown live on BT Sport, while supporters can also follow the action at www.saintslive.co.uk. Previews with Alex King and members of the Saints team are available through Soundcloud and YouTube.

SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY TIGERS
Aviva Premiership Rugby Round 9
Welford Road
Saturday, January 9th, 2016
Kick off 3:15pm

15 Ben Foden
14 Jamie Elliott
13 George North
12 Luther Burrell
11 Tom Collins
10 JJ Hanrahan
9 Lee Dickson (capt)

1 Alex Waller
2 Mikey Haywood
3 Paul Hill
4 Courtney Lawes
5 Victor Matfield
6 Jamie Gibson
7 Teimana Harrison
8 Sam Dickinson

16 Dylan Hartley
17 Ethan Waller
18 Gareth Denman
19 Christian Day
20 Tom Wood
21 Tom Kessell
22 Stephen Myler
23 Harry Mallinder

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