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Saints team news for 2015 opener

Saints team news for 2015 opener

The second half of the Aviva Premiership campaign kicks off at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night, and the Northampton Saints team has been named for the visit of Newcastle Falcons.

There is just one change to the starting line-up from that which began last Saturday’s win at Twickenham, with Phil Dowson swapping places with Tom Wood in the back row. Dowson also captains the team.

Meanwhile hooker Matti Williams and scrum-half Joel Hodgson come onto the bench.

Friday’s game kicks off at 7:45pm, with car parking available on Edgar Mobbs Way from 5pm. Food and drink outlets open in the Village at 5pm, with the main stadium opening at 6pm.

A very limited number of tickets remain available for the game; click here for full information and to book online, using Print@Home to beat the match day queues and save the admin fees.

Live text commentary will be available on any device at www.saintslive.co.uk

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY NEWCASTLE
Aviva Premiership Round 12
Franklin’s Gardens
Friday, January 2nd, 2015
Kick off 7:45pm

15 Ben FODEN
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Lee DICKSON

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

Replacements
16 Matti WILLIAMS
17 Alex CORBISIERO
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Ben NUTLEY
20 Tom WOOD
21 Joel HODGSON
22 James WILSON
23 Tom STEPHENSON

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