Northampton Saints will take nine internationals to the Recreation Ground for Saturday’s match against Bath, despite a recent run of injuries.
Andrew Blowers (concussion), Renaud Peillard (calf) and Budge Pountney (broken leg) are all sidelined by injury for this second game of the ZurichPremiership.
Head coach Wayne Smith said: “It is a mark of the quality of the players in this squad and the effort they have put in that we can go into this game with confidence despite missing three players of this calibre.”
15 Nick Beal14 Jon Sleightholme13 Mark Tucker12 John Leslie (co-capt)11 Bruce Reihana10 Shane Drahm9 Mark Robinson
1 Brett Sturgess2 Dan Richmond3 Chris Budgen4 Matt Lord5 Steve Williams6 Mark Connors (co-capt)7 Darren Fox8 Mark Soden
Replacements: Johnny Howard, Chris Hyndman, Oriol Ripol, Matt Miles, Robbie Morris, Jon Phillips, Grant Seely
For further information contact Paul Shaddick, communications manager on 01604 599125