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The Northampton Saints team has been named for Saturday’s Boxing Day Aviva Premiership Round 7 trip to London Irish.

There are seven changes in all from the team which ran out against Racing-92 last weekend, with Ken Pisi and Kahn Fotuali'i coming into the back line and Ethan Waller, Dylan Hartley, Paul Hill, Michael Paterson and Christian Day making up a new front five in the pack.

With Lee Dickson among the replacements Hartley has been chosen to lead the team out at the Madesjki Stadium.

There is a full preview of Saturday's game in this week's podcast, which includes extended interviews with Ben Foden, Kahn Fotuali'i, Stephen Myler and defence coach Alan Dickens. Download for free onto any device at www.soundcloud.com/official-saints-rugby or subscribe via iTunes.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS TEAM TO PLAY LONDON IRISH

Aviva Premiership Round 7
Madejski Stadium
Saturday, December 26th, 2015
Kick off 2:30pm

15 Ben FODEN
14 Ken PISI
13 George PISI
12 Luther BURRELL
11 George NORTH
10 Stephen MYLER
9 Kahn FOTUALI'I

1 Ethan WALLER
2 Dylan HARTLEY (capt)
3 Paul HILL
4 Michael PATERSON
5 Christian DAY
6 Courtney LAWES
7 Jamie GIBSON
8 Teimana HARRISON

16 Mikey HAYWOOD
17 Alex WALLER
18 Gareth DENMAN
19 Victor MATFIELD
20 Sam DICKINSON
21 Lee DICKSON
22 JJ HANRAHAN
23 Tom COLLINS

Ends

 

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