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Saints team news for stadiummk Saracens clash

The Northampton Saints team has been named for Saturday’s top-of-the-table Aviva Premiership clash with Saracens.

The Saints will host Saracens at stadiummk in front of what is anticipated to be a new attendance record crowd for the Rugby World Cup venue, breaking the 27,000 mark that watched MK Dons beat Manchester United last August.

There are a handful of changes to the Saints’ starting line-up, with Salesi Ma’afu and Courtney Lawes returning to the pack and Ahsee Tuala coming in at full back.

Saturday could also be a momentous occasion for scrum-half Lee Dickson, who will become a double Saints centurion should he see action off the bench.

With such a large crowd heading to Milton Keynes, all supporters are strongly advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys to stadiummk. If you do not have a car parking pass then you will not be allowed to park on-site, but there is a free shuttle bus service running between Central Milton Keynes and stadiummk, starting at 12:15pm.

For full travel information click here.

There is a full preview of Saturday’s game in this week’s official Saints podcast, which includes interviews with Christian Day, Tom Wood and defence coach Alan Dickens. We also hear from GR Railfreight managing director John Smith and director of rugby Jim Mallinder at this week’s naming of ‘Northampton Saints’, the latest addition to the GB Railfreight fleet. Listen for free here or download from iTunes!

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY SARACENS
Aviva Premiership Round 20
stadiummk
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Kick off 3:15pm

15 Ahsee TUALA
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 Jamie ELLIOTT
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI’I

1 Alex CORBISIERO
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Salesi MA’AFU
4 Courtney LAWES
5 Christian DAY
6 Tom WOOD
7 Calum CLARK
8 Samu MANOA

16 Mike HAYWOOD
17 Alex WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Sam DICKINSON
20 Jon FISHER
21 Lee DICKSON
22 Tom STEPHENSON
23 James WILSON

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