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Saints team named for Aviva Premiership Return

The Northampton Saints side for Friday evening’s visit of London Irish has been named, with a number of senior names returning to the starting XV under the Gardens lights.

With England confirming and unchanged 23, Stephen Myler and Calum Clark both come into the Saints’ starting lineup, Saxon Alex Waller also returning.

Among the backs, James Wilson and George Pisi wear 15 and 13 respectively, while Salesi Ma’afu, Samu Manoa and Christian Day are all included in a pack captained by Phil Dowson.

Franklin’s Gardens is fast approaching a dozenth sell-out of the season and with no TV coverage of the Aviva Premiership clash (KO 7:45pm), less than 200 tickets remain here.

In this week’s Saints podcast, Jim Mallinder, Salesi Ma’afu, Tom Stephenson and Mike Haywood all preview the weekend’s action, while Luther Burrell looks ahead to England versus Italy. Download it for FREE here.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS SIDE TO PLAY LONDON IRISH
Aviva Premiership R14
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, February 13th, 2015
Kick off 7:45pm

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

1 Alex WALLER
2 Mike HAYWOOD
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Samu MANOA
5 Christian DAY
6 Calum CLARK
7 Phil DOWSON (capt)
8 Sam DICKINSON

Replacements
16 Matti WILLIAMS
17 Ethan WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 James CRAIG
20 Teimana HARRISON
21 Lee DICKSON
22 Sam OLVER
23 Ahsee TUALA
 

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